Now that I've got (most) of the voices recorded and timed with the storyboard, and the characters are modeled, I'm going on a set building blitz for the next month or so to create all the locations in the film.
A quick mock-up of an underwater 'fishing' scene. No film would be complete without my favourite fish, Ambloplites rupestris, nature's rockin'ist fish, the Rock Bass:
Now I picked an easy set to start off with, the kitchen scene. There's two variations on this, daytime and nighttime. The nightime scene will be lit with a single lantern on the table, the daytime scene is shown below: I still have to model the views out the windows and the front door, but as these will be based on exterior shots, I will model the exterior next, leaving a proxy of the house interior in place, so I can match a background plate to the foreground when I comp the scene together.
I could start animating this, these are simple dialog shots, but I'm going to wait until I have all the sets done before I start any animation.
Of course, these are in 3D... you might want to grab yourself a pair of 3D glasses, I'll be posting a lot of stuff in red-cyan 3D from now on ;)