Friday, 7 August 2009

Keyframes and such.

Look at these random selection of key frames.. Tell me what you think.




Exaggeration is fun.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Look in

Hey, take a peek at some of my latest storyboards. I drew them so it would be easier when it came to creating the keyframes later on. Doing storyboards on A4 is so much better then that tiny shitty box i was told to draw in. Tell me what you think.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Deaths Coffee (IDIOT VERSION)

Well i've been asked to go back and rethink my idea by my tutors. So since i had such a misrible time trying to create a dramatic epic with serious characters and story arcs and all that pretencious bullshit i've decided not to do that. As i'm obviously not very good at it. So instead i'm taking the concepts from my original idea and making them totally within my style. Big heads, googly eyes, giant. The story is now more tongue in cheek and a lot faster paced. No distorted sound or scenes that are to dark to pick up. No none of that. Hopefully this time it will be something good.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

I now feel more educated after doing this animation and i'm now going to cast it into the fire and do what suits me best.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Tick Tock O'clock


Here is a clock from my project. I like animating scenes this simple.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Almost done

Only two more backgrounds to go and a little bit of animation. Then i just have the hideous task of putting it all together. It was quite fun focusing on the atmosphere of an animation instead of the actualy aniamtion for once. Unlike my last project where i had very minamilist backgrounds and slightly more complex characters this time round i have done the opposite. Has it be fun? I would upload them now but i cant really be bothered.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

After effects

I used after effects for more or less the first time. It actually helped my dull vector based backgrounds look less shit. After some little tinkering i used a few lighting and smokey effects to give the scene a little bit more depth. Take a peek at my little test.
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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Dull

Today was sunny and he fact i had to do more work was extremely dull. With being at my wonderful Grainger Games job the day before now meant that i had lost a day of doing real work. Trying to once again get motivated on a sunny day was difficult. I tried to paint a background using Vectors and flash and after realsing i have about as much skill with photoshop as i do with football i decided to use vectors. All the backgrounds have been drawn out now so i'm going to try and get them all coloured and correctly layered hopefully by the end of this week. Which would give me five weeks to do the animation itself. Shouldnt be to bad as there isn't a lot of it. I'm also going to probably have to do all the appropriate voice work by myself which is crap. Fucking actors.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Backgrounds Galore

Today i spent the whole of today drawing backgrounds in flash. Here are some of them. There a bit wonky, but i'll tidy it up later. I'll try
and get them coloured as quickly as posibble in the ol photoshop. Bit of a chnage from using the horibble vectors in flash.














Monday, 27 April 2009

Urghhhhhhhh

Today i spent 12hours trying to finish off the second elective i shouldnt really be doing, but unfortunatly i'm useless so i am. Which is even more annoying as i've missed yet another critique and my work for my final major project has fallen even further behind. I really have to stop being so lazy for one and start prioritising my work. 6 weeks left and no animation on screen. Not a good sign.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Sunshine

Today was the hottest day of the year and i found myself redrawing my expressions in flash. Wasnt fun.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Expressions Galore.

Today i just worked on vary the expressions in my animation. I looked at some of the techniques i used from my older work where i looked at old bob clampett and chuck jones and its actually turning out better. I'm still not as happy with my main characters as i would like to be but at least he's in a form of design where i can have fun with it. Might get some of those bitchn expressions uploaded soons. Most of my backgrounds have been drawn out which didn't take that long considering there wasn't that many. Although i realised it's an area i really need to improve on. So over the next week i'm going to be sticking stuff in the computer and using colours and such. With any luck i will be able to start animating in the next two weeks. Mintness!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Well getting back into it.

After many weeks of whinging and bitching and being completely stubborn about my final animation I have eventually got back into it. I should be working now but instead i'm here writing a blog that no one will read. Pointless as it is i believe it will be at least slightly interesting to myself when i look back on it in months time.