Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Crew Assignment (Barista)

For my crew assignment I have been assigned to help with the Barista project by Alex Joliffe. My job is to collect textures that can be used to decorate the backgrounds of the animation.

I have looked at many material surfaces mainly man made. Here are the photos I took:-











I have also been assigned to take pictures of tea cups to help Alex as a reference for his cup designs in the animation where the latte is poured. Here are the photos:-










Now I have been assigned to a more interesting job which is sound recording. I found this task very exciting and enjoyable because I do have interest into sound development. Using the M Audio recordable device was very fun and inspiring and when recording the sounds I found myself listening to sounds in more detail than I would normally. It did take a little time to get used to using the recorder but when I sussed it out it became so much fun. Unfortunately I was not able to get all the sounds I intended to get but Alex was still great full for the work.

Here are the sounds exported in this video:-


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11second Fourth Animatic and Final

Week 5. Now I have finished the final animation that has been put together with a few edits made to it so works in the best way I hope. I would say there is a lot of room for improvement and I don’t really expect to have good place in the 11second competition. But overall I really did enjoy working on this animation and I have quickly learnt a lot from the programs I used.

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Week 4. This is basicly just a simple 25 frame clip of the background at the same time length as the audio. It plays a specific part of the situation that I have created by listening to the sound clip.


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11second Third Animatic

Week 3. My third animatic shows the finished character animations that are ready to be put together with the audio file and the background. The movements are in good timing to the audio thanks to the help of my dope sheet.


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11second Second Animatic

Week 2. My second animatic shows the movement experiments that I intend to use and the character designs that are not going to involve much detail. This is because the aim of this project is to animate characters acting the words out not just by lip sync but body language as well.


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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

EP Production Report Update

23rd November and I have just finished animating in room at home. The idea was to pan camera shot around the room passing the visualization effects on the walls as each picture was taken. It was quite hectic, time consuming and annoying at times when I had to retake a number of pictures every time I went out of sync. Eventually I never gave up and I managed to finish animating with in 3 days, (Saturday to Monday). Back in the studio I have now formed the sequence of 1375 images into a video and put it with the sound file. It took me a while to figure out how to put the files together but in the end I put the images in Stop Motion Pro and made the video. Then I put the video on Premiere Pro along with the sound file and exported the final project. Now I need to fall over and die! LOL!


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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

11second First Animatic

Week 1. My first animatic describing situation design and character positions. I have come up with a 2d animation idea that I hope will create humour from the use of the sound clip that states that on character has stolen something and the other character is highly emotionally angry about it.




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Monday, 15 November 2010

EP Production Report Update

Update of my production report on the 15th Nov. I have been practising on some visualization effects for my track timing it well with my dope sheet. It consists of various patterns moving in time of the sounds from the song and an animated mouth singing some of the vocals. I am experimenting on how music can be seen and what we can show as our first sudden imagination at the first time we hear music. I believe it is a great way to show what we are thinking when we are listening to music.


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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Experimental Production Report

For my first production report of my experimental animation up till Tuesday 2nd Oct I have managed to mark down all the sounds I want to animate on my dope sheet. The music track I have chosen is Alsema-A which I believe contains beautiful drum beats and powerful vocal sounds. I have personally customized the marks and my dope sheet in my own way that appeals to me. I have yet to prepare a plan for my scene of my stop motion animation which is the animation style I’m going to use.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Changing Moods

This is a studie looking at the phisical acts that show a characters moods and feelings towards various situations.


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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sad Walk

This is an improved walk assignment which shows more emotion in my character.


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Friday, 15 October 2010

Walk Here and There

This is another walk cycle that looks at a character moving from one place to the other. I found it interesting to imagine a character and make him move to one direction. Feel that I'm starting to understand a bit more with movement and my own style.


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Monday, 11 October 2010

First Second Year Task

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For our first task we were asked to animate a character lifting a heavy object and making the object look heavy by working on volume and the centre of gravity.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

These are my animal firm project concepts that I designed myself that I would put through for a TV series. I studied the looks and the kind of characters that British animals would perfectly fit and really expressed the roles they would perform.








Friday, 19 March 2010

The Ident project encouraged me put strong emotional feelings into school students and I wanted to get straight to the point of the theme RED ROOM. I mostly enjoyed the way I put so much energetic creation in this Ident for virgin media and I am confident that it is the type of Idea they are looking for bearing in mind the age rating.

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The storyboard project was an area that I enjoyed strongly. It was fun to make up scenes that fitted the script and just imagine the scene in your mind and transfer it to media. Here is my favourite storyboard page.

This is a maya construction model based on a background i drew for a previous project. My skills on maya are not that strong so I needed a lot of help with this but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. I would put more effort in maya if I had the time to because the program is very creative and inspiring to learn about. What inspires me is how the program is used to make films and console games.
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This is the finished Flash project on lip sinking that I have completed.

Thursday, 18 February 2010










These are my design concepts of my next flash project involving lip syncing. I have giving a wide range of ideas of the characters that will tall in time to the audios we have been given.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

My screen shot and clips are as followed for live at five. video

I have just now finished my essay on Ideology in Animated Film and this has been a very difficult part of the course. I know I have more essays coming up during my course so I've got to prepare for the worst. This also gives me a flash back of the live at five brief. This small project taught me so many things about broadcasting and now I have a correct imaginative view on what goes on behind the scenes of BBC News.

Here is another 3D walk cycle I came up with on a designed character. video

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Studying the walks cycles before Christmas was an exciting part of my first year. Now we are taking the next steps in Maya software and 2d animation. I am taking more interest in design for animation because it is more in the direction of what I want as a career. I've found that I'm starting to not do so well in the animation creating but I will not give up and I will do the best I can. The biggest strain has been the essay we have to do for Histories and Theories and I have been putting in a lot of effort to get through that because essay writing is a big weakness of mine.