vrijdag 2 november 2007

zaterdag 27 oktober 2007

Some Stills


















woensdag 24 oktober 2007

dinsdag 23 oktober 2007

Storyboards



The Story

(first part of the story, with futuristic background)
Kao, a human faced robot, mastered by a monkey-like creature (UC), works on a teleportation experiment, in his lab. Then Ed, a 9 eyed spider, appears. He is really interested in the robot. But he pushes, by accident, the eject button on the robot. Which launches the monkey-like creature and the spider, which is attached to it, by a string. The end up falling into the teleportation device. Which teleports them to another dimension.

(next part of the story, with different background)
Hip Highness is walking in the garden, maybe doing a little dance or something.
But she hears something from above her. Then UC and Ed fall on top of her.
Which really pisses her off! Ed and US try to escape, by running towards the screen. But Hip Highness throws her wand at them. But she hits the screen, which breaks and eventually gets black. (We could hear a little sorry, when it turns black.)

donderdag 18 oktober 2007

Backgrounds

Our film will take place in two different dimensions.


The first one, is the futuristic dimension of Kao (and Ed).



Then a change takes place, and Kao an Ed get launched to a different dimension.


Which is the dimension that belongs to Hip Highness.

Group Picture

After a short webcam conversation, the following team was born:

(from left to right)
Kao, the futuristic Robot, by Andrew Cooper
Ed, the nine eyed Spider, by Paul Verhoeven
Hip Highness, the green Princess, by Raimke Groothuizen

maandag 8 oktober 2007

Just for fun

zondag 7 oktober 2007

Hip Highness



Hello, I like to call myself Hip Highness. You might wonder why a green hippo wears a golden crown and has a golden wand. Well that’s because I’m a real princess, or at least that’s what I pretend to be. People might say I’m slightly arrogant (understatement), but that’s only because they do not know how hard the life of a princess is. I would call myself a little bossy, but that’s only because, princesses rule!

My maker, created me as a digital cut-out character. She always says that I'm not really a male or female, but just a green hippo pretending to be a princess. So no I’m not some kind of transvestite, or handicapped. Just a green hippo!

My maker prefers working with programs like, Adobe Photoshop/ Premiere/ After Effects but likes working with Maya too. The programs used, will depend on the technique of her opponent of course.

She told me to say to you, that what she enjoys most, is making up the story of the short animation. So that is a nice start of a future cooperation, don’t you think?

Well, I have to keep it short. Because it’s time to look at myself in the mirror. That’s what princesses do most of their time, you know.


Love,



Hip Highness