Thursday, August 30, 2007

Batman Animated



These are some bg's I did for my college film, a short in the style of the 'Batman Animated' cartoon show that was made during the nineties. It's by far my favourite cartoon of all time, and my favourite version of Batman ever. I decided to 'homage'(ie rip off) the style of the show in my short, as we could use any style we wanted. I majored in Layout and Storyboarding, so I had a great year of drawing up about twenty of these kind of layouts, drawn in pen and ink and then coloured up in photoshop. I then threw 30 seconds of shoddy animation over it! The stuff is a pretty poor attempt at the brilliance of the actual show, but I did get the odd nice shot or two from it. Now that I look at it, the pan is pretty reminiscant of a bunch of shots from the actual show. Guess I'm easily 'influenced'...

P.S. Nobody besides myself and the college lecturers have ever actually seen the complete short, and nobody ever will!

18 comments:

Rich said...

Come on Moony don't be shy, the backgrounds look great. I'm sure the film isn't that bad. Give us a peak.

Adam Kelly said...

I can say quite confidently, I've seen it.......doesn't mean its true though.
Actually i've seen some of it. And modest ol steveybops is being exactly that, modest! The animation I saw was quite nice.
Come on steven! The world can't hold its breath forever u know! Make with the shorty short!!

Adam Kelly said...

lovely BG's by the by. But I told u that before. Many Mooneys ago

Moondog said...

Sorry guys, never gonna happen. If I'm not fairly happy with something I just can bear other people seeing it. Chalk it up to artistic insecurities! Glad ye like the bg's, I'll try and hunt don a few more and stick em up. Can't believe it was 7 years ago! What was your film again Adam?

Adam Kelly said...

oh no no no no no. I didn't get to do a film. They wouldn't let me back in to collage that year coz i was such a slaker. Hangin around with u and drawrin super heroes in spandex all day every day. Not to mention the Cart tournies...

Fran Johnston said...

I coloured some of them bgs.did I get a credit?

Moondog said...

I miss kart so much... sigh. You sure did Franner, a big fat credit.

Peter Slattery said...

Got the style nailed there Steve. Batman animated is quite probably the greatest animated series ever... hell, greatest television show ever!

Moondog said...

Iabsolutely agree. Many's the time I've wrestled with the imperitive dilemma: 'which was better produced, Batman Animated or early Simpsons?' Sometimes I doubt that I'll ever know...

Ed said...

I'm having it shown at a big screen at your wedding man, just after you do your Indy roll out the church door. I'll be the guy in the church car park with the 50 ft screen and an overly large projector going "Moooooonnneeeeeeyyyyyy ...Mooooonnneeeeyyyyy..." You LOVE it.

Moondog said...

That Indy roll is happenin man, just you wait.
Nazis.... I HATE these guys....

jacintha said...

sure it is....

Moondog said...

IS!!

jacintha said...

sure...keep tellin yourself that....

Gillian Comerford said...

Ha,ha....college films. Brings back a memory or two!
Mine vanished without a trace...

Moondog said...

Yeah, but yours was actually GOOD...

Dec said...

Here's your basted comment;

It's good.

That is all.

Moondog said...

Well alright then. Good.