Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My new idea for idea collating

So for my next project - narrative project (Two Characters and a Setting) - I've decided to see if I can bridge my grade gap which is in development. One of the reasons I believe I have a problem with this section is I always begin to document my work after I've considered and eliminated several other possibilities which makes my development work look ill-considered. On top of that I'm not going to ignore the obvious possibility that I just don't look deep enough into the possibilities of my ideas. So I am also going to do that.

To aid me in both of these outcomes I have set myself up a pinterest board to collate my initial ideas into one big online mood board. This way none of the ideas in my mind escape before I have documented them. This way I hope I can more thoughtfully develop my ideas and not loose those valuable grade points.

Here it is because I know my course leaders will need to look at it.



Day 10

Sorry to keep you waiting for day 10. Since I finished this I've managed to catch the beginning of a cold and I can actually feel my brain turning to mush.

So day 10 then. The end of the project. Well as all Scottish people will know Sunday was Burns night so my day 10 animation was about burns night. Before I talk about it you should watch it other wise I'll ruin it.


The biggest problem I encountered with this project was actually designing the wild haggis himself. He was very difficult to design. Especially as I had originally intended to draw him in photoshop and make him really basic cartoony and adorable. However this failed miserably as he didn't look like a believable creature. So I decided instead to use photographs and cut them together to make the haggis. And thankfully this created a style for the whole film. The background is a royalty free computer wallpaper. All this did leave me with very little time to finish my animation which is why the whole thing has minimal movement. But looking back I don't really feel that it needed to much movement anyway.

And then the project was over!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Day 9

On to day 9 then. We're so nearly finished! Only one last day to go. And I have my concept. it's not cheating!

So this one I was hoping to make to music however no one made me any and all the things in their dropbox's were for other peoples animations so there was no luck there. I have openly asked if there is any chance for music and we'll just see how this goes. However I do have an offer from outside the project and I have just taken him up on it. Very nice of him I might add. considering he only knows me through my animation facebook page which I just made 5 days ago haha.

So this film is made with copper coins obviously and the intention is that they are like little bees. I had hoped I could use the music as punctuation for the narrative but in actuality I just made what I could before I felt like passing out in the 3D studio. I did not feel great today.

I'm still hoping it turns out somewhat similar to the idea I have in my head. But really I'd like to give my composers complete creative freedom especially if they want it. If they don't I have a mild idea.

anyway here's the super short day 9 -