RAMU&SOMU - animated short




Ramu and somu is a animated series about the twin brothers who lives near chennai.I am the creator,writer and director of it.produced by image infotainment ltd.

The shorts are about their ego and their adventure,stupidity.My intention is to create the life which i see surrounded by me..................like the houses,the piece of grass,compound,brown skin,and our love of cricket and films and our extraooooooordiiiiiiiiiiiiiinaaaaaaaaryyyyyyyyyy knowledge about the society.

like to share the concepts and designs which did for it.

My sincere thanks to image infotainment and  image students&staffs and specially icat-2008-2010 batch students.with out their support it would have been highly impossible to make this short.




 CHARACTER THUMBNAILS

Few of the initial thumbnail sketches which i did for Ramu&Somu




 BASIC CHARACTER COLOR KEYS

I took few designs from thumbnail and started the coloring to see which character works well for the story and film.










STORY BOARD AND ANIMATIC (1ST VERSION)










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ANIMATIC (FINAL VERSION)


Here i added few more shorts to show the impact of the last accident scene








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ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH 


Before start designing the set, we went out and observed from the similar places and town.The place is near by `chengalpattu' 50 km far from Chennai-Tamil Nadu.we went there and documented through drawing and photograph and video. 











HOUSE REFERENCE






ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

These are the various scribbles concept designs which i did for the set design.




Final house design








 FINAL CHARACTER DESIGN







FINAL CHARACTER COLOR KEY



Drawing by me,Color key done by kandhaswamy


Color key by Kandhaswamy


FINAL LIGHTING COLOR KEY


This first short will be early morning with little mist
This shot will be the morning short
This short is something between 7 to 8 am
papers close up shot
Somu's reaction
Ramu's reaction
High way shot-morning light

ROUGH CHARACTER MODEL'S

All these model's done by my friend and colleague Kandhaswamy.


FEW OF THE FINAL RENDER'S

This is the final render of the film,lighting  done by Surendar selvam and Dino devidson ,Ram prasad ,Tamilarasan and myself.
Set and prop modeling  done by Surendar selvam and Dino devidson ,Ram prasad ,abeba,Tamilarasan and Lejil and myself.
Set Texture done by Lejil ,Ram prasad ,Tamilarasan and myself.
Character Texture done by kandhaswamy and myself.
Character models done by kandhaswamy.
 





ANIMATION 1ST PASS (ROUGH CUT)

This is the rough cut of the film,and also final animation without facial.animation by myself Ram prasad and Abijith karmakar.




Characters rigging by Surendar selvam.
Prop rigging by surendar Selvam,Geetha.
editing by Shafiq Mhd Ali


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