I'm using the setting for this project, link
, to a make Christmas video. Like the main project it will have customizations for each recipient. Mostly this is a project for learning Blender. I've learned a lot.
Y'all's observations and advice would be appreciated.
This is an animatic with quick renders plus a fully rendered shot at the end. Its purpose is to get a feel for the flow of the whole movie, stretch and shrink the quick shots in HitFilm to get the pace right to match music, detect problems, and make story decisions. The idea is to have 'far shots' that show the setting and 'close shots' that show closer views and have the customized parts. The far shots should be generic to save render time for the customized versions.
I have two main things to solve. The ending and the stockings.
I think it would be better to switch the placement of the Christmas card part and the presents part. Have the sweep by the cards last and finish with the angel.
UPDATE: I will put the Christmas cards part last and end with the angel. Your ideas, critiques, advice welcome of course on all aspects throughout the project.
The fire place is visible in three shots but only customized in the close pass by the mantle. Gotta show off that fire simulation. So the number of stockings and picture frames at the fire place won't usually match the number in the customized close up. Solution?
The finished product will be 1440p, 60fps. It has academy flat ratio so letterbox bars. The photos, Christmas cards, and name tags on stockings and gifts will be customized.
A restaurant called Y'alls Steakhouse opened here. This started a debate about the spelling of Y'all's. Y'all is a contraction of you all so there is an apostrophe. It is possessive so the "s" gets an apostrophe. So I think it is y'all's.