THE PROCESS: The Alcazaren Bros. will be in charge of doing the main storyboard for the animation and the direction for the live scene in the end. The board will be very detailed to provide a complete visual flow. The storyboard will already take inputs from May Ann and the animators from Holy Cow. Initial background lay-outs and character designs will also be presented from May Ann. Once these are presented and approved, May Ann can start finalizing the designs. In the meantime, the main animation shall begin. I propose doing a very rough initial animation or an animatics for pre-visualization and timings (not the line test yet). We can set presentations to agency for this step alone. Once the animatics is approved, the artists can commence the full animation while May Ann can begin her backgrounds. The animators shall be broken into teams as we have a concept which requires so many animated elements. These shall be animated as separate elements and shall be composited later during on-line. Meanwhile, the live-action scene can be shot simultaneous to the animation production as it requires a bit of rotoscoping for the final scene (based on an idea I have for the ending; i.e. the last animated frame shall match the live scene). No post effects will be required here. So there will be a major collaboration with the 4 teams: the Alcazaren Bros, Dany Montano and Holy Cow, May Ann and the people from post. Please also ask Danny if he can do pre-visualization via cg. I was thinking of visualizing the action in 3D so the process can be faster.
Zamboanga Vinta (Philippine traditional boat)
After researching and studying more animals, festivals, traditions, cultures, foods, famous places of the Philippines for two days, I drew the backgrounds on my big sketchpad. Whoa, it was so hard! The sketches were approved by BBDO.
Beach scape Background
Cityscape Background. This scene was cancelled by BBDO. Those shopping bags have moved to the Fiesta scene.