Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Animation Timeline : Reference

Animation History Reference 01

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Home Made Light Box

After carrying the uni's light box back and forth everyday I decided to have a go at my own makeshift version to eliminate the hassle. Luckily part of my desk is a glass dining table with a metal frame underneath. I know there other ways of making them but this does the job anyway :)

Friday, 25 March 2011

Animation: Character Progression- Maquettes- More Dog-Like

Maquettes 2

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

@ Phil

After seeing the Maquettes Phil, do you still think I should stick with the dog characteristics or try just a kite with a melancholy personality? I quite like how the sausage dog came out of them at the end though. 

Animation: Life Drawing: Week 23

Some Fun Experimentations using Quink Ink, Coloured Inks, Bleach & Charcoal

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

IOR Post

Final 1 Minute Animation
Art Of’ Publication
Final Character(s) Design
Final Storyboard
Final Script

Draft Scripts/ Story Development
-a) The Development (with writing partner)
-b) The Treatment
-c) The Step Outline
-d) The Premise
-e) The Logline
-f) The Synopsis

Supporting artwork for character(s)
Influence Maps for character(s)
Supporting research for story
Supporting research for character(s)
Supporting research for animation
Supporting research for written assignment

Film Reviews:
-Animation Theatre 1
-Animation Theatre 2

-Animation Theatre 3
-Animation Theatre 4
-Animation Theatre 5
-Animation Theatre 6
-Animation Theatre 7

From ‘Muybridge to Avatar’ - an ‘illustrated history of animation’ timeline
Life Drawing
-Week 21
-week 23
-week 24
-week 25

Submission Disc Artwork
Animation Exercises
-Week 21
Almost Finished
-week 22
Almost Finished
-week 23
-week 24

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Animation: Character Progression Sketches

I tried to get my Kite character looking like a dog but as Phil pointed out he seems a bit too 'Headless lamb carcass in a butcher shop window'
So i've done some more sketches but still haven't quite figured it out yet.
Looking a bit like a banana skin here. More sketching to be done :)

Animation: 2D Animation Workshop: Model Key Frames

Animation: Life Drawing: Week 22

Friday, 18 March 2011

Problem Posting Images

I've run out of space on my blogger, so i've tried opening a Flickr account and connecting the images via URL but that's not having any of it either. Any suggestions? or just buy more space?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Animation: Character Progression @Phil

After Phil's suggestion of my kite needing more movement, I had the idea of characterising him similarly to a dog. The emotions could be shown though posture, perhaps in the days where it is raining he could do humorous dog things like scratch and clean himself. His ribbon could move around like his tail. I know it's for only a 1 minute animation so just a few small things like that could cover movement. 
Some people suggested Beauty and the Beast (Disney) taking a look at the footstool as a dog.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Animation: Conversations with Writing Partner- Chris

Animation: Story Ideas: The Melancholy Kite

The Melancholy Kite
Story Ideas
Idea 1:
A kite is laying in a bin (near the top) looking melancholy and quite broken up. Next scene is a flashback to a time when he was happy, flying, not broken, and could show what happened for him to end up in the bin.
Idea 2:
A kite laying on the pavement looking melancholy. A car whizzes past, the little gust of wind from the car gets under the kite and he flies a few inches, this cheers him up but doesn’t last so is melancholy again. Another car goes past with the same result. A little while later a dog that has escaped it’s owner (lead dragging behind) runs past and the string from the kite catches on the dog’s lead. This results in him taking flight. He flies for a while until the dog runs into a small wooded area. The kite then gets tangled amongst the trees and goes back to being the melancholy kite.
Idea 3:
A kite is looking out of a window, it’s raining outside. He looks melancholy. Scene fades out. Next day same thing, raining again, fades to next day. He is looking out of the window, outside is sunny with some wind. He puffs himself out in excitement thinking this is his big day for flying. The sounds of his owner (a child) comes running into the room and says ah what a great day for playing outside. The kite is so excited, a zoom in on his expression, very happy, then it goes to sadness then the melancholy pose again. Popping out of the close-up we see the child walk out of the room with a football.

Animation: Life Drawing: Week 21

(No tightropes or worlds were used during the posing of this image)
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Monday, 7 March 2011

Animation: Research: Starting Point

The Melancholy Kite Doc 01

Story-Telling: Maya: Rotating Bouncing Ball

Unit 4 : Story-Telling: Summary Post

1) Final CG Pre-Viz

2) Final Animatic

3) 'Art Of'' Publication

4) Final Story Boards

5) Final Script

6) Draft Scrips/ Story Development
    a) The Development (writing partner)
    c) The Step Outline
    d)The Premise
    e) The Logline
    f)Character Biographies
    g) The Synopsis

7) Preparatory Storyboards

8) Final concept art for character/ environment/ props

9) Supporting artwork for character/ environment/ props
10) Supporting research for character/ environment/ props
11) Influence maps for character/ environment/ props

12) Supporting research for written assignment

13) Cutting Edge film reviews
    La Jetée, Chris Marker, 1962
    Rope, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1948
    Psycho, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960
    The Birds, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1963
    Reservoir Dogs, Dir. Quentin Tarantino, 1992
    The Blair Witch Project, Dirs. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, 1999
    Cloverfield, Dir. Matt Reeves, 2008

14) Life Drawing

16) Premiere Pro exercises
    (Evident in Animatic)

17) Maya exercises
    Bouncing Ball: Off Centre Pivot
    Bouncing Ball: Centre Pivot
    Pendulum Swing
    Rotating Ball
    Paperclip Chain
    Felix Walk Cycle
    2 Person Conversation
    3 Person Conversation
    Pan Shot
    Crane Shot
    Dolly Shot
    Pitch Shot
    Roll Shot
    Car Crash
    Camera Shake

Story-Telling: The Cutting Edge: Psycho, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960

Psycho, 1960

This is a well renowned film for being one of the most shocking thrillers of it's time. Hitchcock's fine attention to detail and masterful knowledge at building suspense in his films reflected brilliantly within this film. Probably the most famous scene in this film is 'the shower scene'. This is where the main character at that point of the film gets stabbed to death in the shower of her hotel room. With an audience fooled into thinking the main story of the film was about a respectable woman stealing a bundle of money from her workplace and going on the run with her lover, and the story being about how she meets the consequences of her actions rather than a murderous psychologically thrilling revealant about the person that killed her so early in the film.

Story-Telling: Maya: Felix Walk Cycle

Story-Telling: Maya: Paperclip Chain

Friday, 4 March 2011

Story-Telling: 'Art Of'

Claude- Art of

Story-Telling: Influence Map

Story-Telling: Maya Pre-viz

Story-Telling: 2D Animatic

Story-Telling: The Cutting Edge: The Blair Witch Project, Dirs. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, 1999

Fig. 1 Movie Poster

The Blair Witch Project, Dirs. Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, 1999

The basic storyline of this film is about three young students that follow a story about a witch to make a report for a school project. They stay in the woodland area where the stories were said to have originated to gather first hand footage to compile into their report. They plan to camp out for only one night but end up getting lost. During dark hours noises play on their fears and they end up losing the plot and the film ends with the easy option of a sequel. 

This film is another of those stylish fear fuelled movies that use no physical nemesis. It's all about the way they shot and edited the recorded footage to build the suspense and tension. 

Fig. 2. Heather Donahue's video confession

Fig. 3.  Shot of the dark, following the direction of noises

List of Illustrations

Fig. 1. Movie Poster (1999) From: The Blair Witch Project Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. [poster art] USA: Haxan Films.

Fig. 2. Heather Donahue's video confession (1999) From: The Blair Witch Project Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. [film still] USA: Haxan Films.

Fig. 3. Shot of the dark, following the direction of noises (1999) From: The Blair Witch Project Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. [film still] USA: Haxan Films.


The Blair Witch Project. (1999) Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. [DVD] USA: Haxan Films

Curse of the Blair Witch. (1999) Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez. [TV] USA: Haxan Films

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Story-Telling: Final Script

It's just over a page, but did I hear somewhere it's ok to be between 1 and 1 and a half pages?

Claude - Final Script

Tuesday, 1 March 2011