Monday, 29 November 2010


OK so we are almost there! Xmas break isnto too far away and everyone is busy working to get their work done good luck to all :D

Ok so i have now finnished my experimental!
heres the final thing :D

Over the past few weeks we have all be working on our experimental animations. for my experimental project i used cut ous inspired by Russian Constructivism. While i was in college i was hugely influenced by Russian Constructivism with their great use of shapes and angels this influenced me greatly in my college work and now i have done this project im happy that i could use constructivism as a focused point again.
During the project i had many ups and downs i encountered many problems e.g. the dope sheets, i didn't have a clue how to produce a dope sheet so this was hard. after about 4 days of development from my ideas to choosing the audio and then Finlay creating the dope sheet.
after doing several tests i thought about doing something completely different, after i spoke to Kathy she said that maby this wasn't the kind of animation that is suited for me and that this "wasn't me" i took her advice and i did about 30 seconds worth of animation to the same dope sheet however when i went to export it the images were all messed up and Monkey Jam wouldn't convert them so i was stuck. after that problem i decided to go back and Re do my first idea and that is my final animation.
after i created the animation and i added the audio i noticed that the timing was off and this really made me feel low. I guess it was because i messed up the dope sheet, i think that next time i do something like this i will have to understand dope sheets more and get an understanding about how they work. I am happy with the final out come alot of work went into it and i think the final outcome looks inspired by Russian Constructivism.
If i could do the project again i would double check the dope sheets gain and again until the timing is right and i would possibly try another form of animation like Kathy suggested. Like i said i had fun doing this im not 100% sure if it works however i was experimenting and it was alot of fun.

Saturday, 27 November 2010


this is the rough animatic i created for my 11 second entry.

it says my final animation however if i get time im going to add a few more inbetweens and a background...
im not 100% happy with the final outcome but if i get time i will change bits and bobs :)

Monday, 22 November 2010


im working on the inking stage of my 11 second project and im finding it really hard to ink using a tablet...
i need to improve -_-

Thursday, 18 November 2010


this is my test animation for my experimental animation :)
so far i have done 3 tests and one of them is about 54 seconds long.

im going to work compleatly differntly something on the lines of Prayers for Peace by Dustin Grela Kathy said that i should try and do something like this

it looks amazing and tbh im getting really excited

Sunday, 14 November 2010


this is my storyboard for my 11 second club entry.
im feeling quite rushed atm but im putting alot of effort into my work this year!

the character is arguing with another character to the right of the shot, however i might change it im not sure yet.

tomorrow im going to start my final experimental piece :)

Friday, 12 November 2010

This is the character for my 11 second club :)
i have done 2 test animation for my experimental animation :)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


:) so everything seems to be coming together.
1.dopesheets done!
2. cut outs done!
3. music sorted!

its time to start putting the experimental animation together. :)
i have some rough character designs done for the 11 second club, but its about time to start storyboarding the animation and expressions.
ill get that done by Tuesday at the latest!
also i have another sketch blog for random manga doodles and W.I.Ps :)

Thursday, 4 November 2010


over the past few days i have been thinking/worrying alot about my experimental project.
this isn't good, i don't know why but i find myself thinking more and more than i wont get it done on time. i find myself saying to myself "if you think like that i wont get it done on time" so i have to stop.

over the past few days i have been a head case, thinking what can i do? how can i do it? how they hell does the dopesheet work!? i think what i have to do tomorrow is just sit down and just do it.

i have a rough idea
about what im going to do and i have a rough plan of how im going to do it.
so i guess its not all bad :)