Cootin Club lobby

Here are the scenes for the Cootin Club lobby which will be used as Frank escorts his lady friend out the door. For now, the coat rack is empty and the transparent window textures have no outside, but will be added later on.

coat scene

door scene


– Tom the magnificent


Art deco wallpapers and carpets

For the lobby of the club, we decided to go for art deco style walls and carpets seeing as there are few recorded images of the original Cotton Club. Here are some of the textures I have looked at, including the one chosen.



wall paper texture













Frank’s Car

As part of procrastination I thought I was post a picture of Franks car. I have shown how I created the car. I simply took a 1920s Chryster car and morphed it so that a couple of large pigeons could fit inside, and also make it look a little more cartoony. Then I just constructed shapes over the image.

old car

Ins and outs of the Cotton Club

So as the great Tom mentioned  we had to start Drawing up our backgrounds based on the animatic.  It was a horrific experience (sarcasm) but I pulled through with my brain still functional. At the moment I am doing backgrounds for the last scene which takes place inside of the Cooting Club. I have never really used textures before so its taking longer then id hope, but each one needs attention. For each background I use the warp tool on the textures to make them into shapes and mess around with perspective. It helps provide a 3D look to it and I also use the brush tool to shade some areas that need it. The bar scene still needs a bit of work, my two loving bosses told me to place some portraits and beer pumps into the scene.

JG 😉

Outside club cotton Club bar scene 01

Backgrounds are underway!

Having finished up the animatic, we got straight into the real thing and divided up our individual scenes to begin working on. I, Tom the great, have finalised 2 backgrounds for scene 4 so far while Gab faffs about with her Photoshop Chrysler. Also, at the suggestion of our tutor I designed a poster as a gag for the scene. Here are the finished ones so far:

4-1 4-2 City-Lights-Posters-Movie-charlie-chaplin-10000922-378-500 chaffinch

Production Plan


So we just had a short meeting today in which we put together a production plan. The meeting was important because after we looked over all the work that needed doing, it turned out that Jamie was going to have to do twice the amount of work to everyone else! So we were able to divide this up a bit more fairly so the workload was more equal. To see a copy or our Production Plan, click here: Production Plan