Production Blog
The Flying Duchess

Latest animatic

Production bible

Create new post

Freya's Blog

Kieran's Blog

John's Films

Watch the film at -

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Sc17 - Emily's skirt

Ncloth Test from J H on Vimeo.

In an effort to free up Freya's tight 2D schedule, Emily's skirt is going to be digital for this scene.
This is a test to do just that using ncloth in maya.
Any advice on ncloth, or alternatives to producing a flapping skirt (in after effects maybe?) would be great.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Scene 8

Another scene keyed, inbetweened and cleaned-up in a week. I'm dead chuffed with the rate of progress but not sure if it's sustainable for the last 3 Scenes. Fingers crossed, with a bit of luck...

Scene 8! Pretty happy with how it turned out. It makes me laugh anyway. Edward gloating at the Duke and running off with the diamond - response to Scene 7. Happy days.

I should add the Jewel level is for now just a rough 2D stand-in - Johnno has decided to make it in Maya. I dont know exactly how this is going to be done so any thoughts on the best way to go about that would be appreciated.

In other news, the wonderfully talented Lila Senior handed us the first-pass of the soundtrack today. Exciting times in Camp Flying Duchess...

Friday, 4 March 2011

Scene 16

Vimeo, oh how you disappoint me.

Behold, scene 16. With rubbishy vimeo-quality. Completed in a week (takes a bow) - keyed, inbetweened and cleaned-up. Now it just needs to be synced up nicely with the voice acting and the 3D environment.

Over to someone else :D

All material is copyright. The Flying Duchess website and project design © 2010 John Harkins, Freya Hotson, Kieran Baxter - please add target="_blank" to links.