Monday, 28 October 2013

Animation Timeline

I was talking to the first years today about their projects. They've just done one of my favourite projects from last year; a flag flying! When we were given the brief we all thought at first that it would be nigh impossible but it turned out to be one of my all-time favourite projects.

This wasn't included on my showreel for the Glammies because I was told to make that using the work I did in later projects, but as I say it remains one of my favourite projects.

Another project that I would like to share with you is my character animation piece from last year. Both the trait and the performance made it into my showreel however as that was fairly jam-packed, I don't know if you had time to properly see them.

I designed the character from scratch and my coursemates affectionately named her 'Julia Old'. The trait is my absolute favourite as having a kung-fu granny (I think) is pretty darn cool! My older brother provided me with video reference of him doing the kick as he's very good at martial arts.

The last two pieces I want to share with you are from before I even started university. In the summer of 2011 I had a week's work experience with Hibbert Ralph Animation in London.  I was so grateful for the opportunity!

The first tasks they set for me involved a bouncing ball. The first exercise was to have it bounce across the screen, then in perspective and finally in a room smashing things up!

As HRA mainly specialises in advertising, my last challenge was to create an advert about fruit. Where to start, eh? Well, after lots of drawings of various types of fruit, I came up with a pun around the words 'peeling' and 'pealing' and went with it.

Here's looking forward to future animation! I'm in the process of scripting out the film that I'll make as my major project this year and looking forward to learning flash in the coming weeks.

Have a good week everyone!