Multi- Pass Rendering & Compositing

In our first Design Discourse 2 class we got quite a simple project, we were put into groups of 2 or 3 people, and told to read a specific book, then make a presentation about what the book is about.

I am working alongside Matt (Matthew) McDyre and we have been given the book about Multi-Pass Rendering and Compositing.

We have 2 weeks to complete this project, at this point we have both finished the book and are now proceeding onto deciding what the most important parts of the book were and what and how to include them in our presentation.


The Penguins Demise Storyboarded


1. story begins with two penguins hanging out on an iceberg2

2. Close up of penguins hanging out


3. one penguin decides to push/shove the other one4

4. The other decides to hit him back.


5. this quickly turns into a ‘cat fight’ of slapping.6

6. camera zooms out to reveal a shark fin swimming around the iceberg.7

7. Penguins both stop in their tracks and watch the Shark swim around. 8


8. Penguin decides to push the other off of the ice berg.9

9. Penguin goes flying off of the berg.


10. After he falls in the water, the shark quickly gobbles him and slides back into the water.



11. Shocked penguin slowly/discreetly/comically shuffles along to the other side of the iceberg


Fat Cat Idea Storyboarded


1. Story opens to bird singing on tree branch2

2. Camera zooms out to reveal fat cat watching the bird.3

3. Scene cuts to show the cat comically run/shuffle along towards the tree4

4. Close up of cat cats bottom comically shaking as it prepares for its pounce.5

5. Side view of cat preparing to pounce.



6.  Slow motion of cat leaping towards the tree7

7. Slow motion of cats joyous face as it reaches out to the tree/bird8

8. Cat happily clings to tree as bird fly’s off.9

9. Close up of tree trunk, snapping and crunching under fat cat’s weight.10


10. Cat’s face turns to shock as it clings to the tree.11

11. Close up of same expression


12. Tree comically and vert quickly falls to the ground, hear nothing but silence and then a low moan from the cat under the tree.



Making a 15 Second Animation in 4 weeks.

Our first Week of Creative Strategies, and we got our first project.

Last year, our final major project was ‘make a 15 second animation in 8 weeks’. Our first major project of this year is to do the same thing, in the half the time!

Talk about an exciting challenge?

This time i am working with Mark, Blaine, Julie and once again, Niamh.

Basically, learning from what things worked, didn’t work etc we know we don’t want to over complicate things, we want simple characters with a funny punch line that it beautifully modelled, rigged and animated.

We came up with some really funny idea’s and also some very random idea’s containing animals, banana’s, dogs on skateboards, planets and fat cats.

On thursday (4 days from now) we have to present our pitch and film idea.