So finally, after many months here is the final version of my film that was screened last Thursday at Industry Day (although this version has credits):
First, a big shout out to Amanda Zima and Dan Rodrigues. Amanda helped a lot during the production of my film. She designed the little tiger and gave me some good advice for my other designs and was always there to help me when I got stuck or needed some suggestions for my animation. And Dan did a wonderful job with the music. Dan was so easy to work with and came up with something that I think fits extremely well, way to go!
Keeping my film rough was a big decision. Amanda and I were both considering cleaning up and colouring our films, but we would have had to rush the animation so much and we really wanted to learn as much as we could about animation. Keeping them this way, I think we learned a lot about our limits and we have a way better idea for how approach a short film now.
The idea for my film was pretty different up until February, the characters were pretty much the same but the situation they were in was different. It was risky because I had to throw away the animation I had already done and around 25-30 layouts, but I think I made the right decision for what I want to pursue. I started animating around the middle of February and animated up until our deadline of April 19th. It was the craziest 2 months of my life but I'm really happy with the amount that I learned during the process of making my film and hope I can make another one soon.