So I decided to work on the shot now anyway because I think it is time to add a new and better shot to my reel.
The audio they selected for that month was very interesting, I really loved it.
You can listen to the audio and see my quick planning of the shot here:
I had the idea of a story in my mind that "Guy A" used to work as an informant or a snitch with the police. And the police officer/detective, who is "Guy B", arrested him after something went wrong.
So now "Guy A" feels betrayed by the police officer, and the officer is mad at the stupidity of the snitch which led to the failure of their plan (Whatever it may be).
It is nice to have a quick story in mind when animating something like this. It gives you a clear idea on the characters and their background stories. This will help later on when you plan the movements or expressions they make.
So I chose a simple approach, "Guy A" is sitting on a chair, handcuffed, his hands are resting on the table. "Guy B" is standing by the door holding some documents, he was going to leave the room but he was interrupted by "Guy A" when he said: so this is how you repay me.
The characters are from Animation Mentor (The Online Animation School), I got those rigs because I studied and graduated from that school.
Of course there are so many websites that you can get free rigs from if you just Google "free 3d character models".
Now that we have the characters, the framing, and the main poses planned. I recorded a reference video. I acted the shot myself, and you can see the -extremely blurry unfortunately- reference video I shot here:
Next step is to start actually animating the shot. This will be covered in the next part of the blog.