14 December 2010

Smile for London - self initiated project

My animation ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU__FZ2o72Y
There are some elements of the animation I would like to tweak, I am aware it needs to run smoother and I would like there to be a sense of timing in terms of the typography. 
I believe I'll be able to achieve a better quality finish using After Effects (rather than Flash) .... so my aim over the next few weeks is to get to grips with the software to create a smoother animation.

Altered Book Project

I finally chose to make my book into a peepshow. I wanted to maintain the original appearance of the book's exterior. Using the pages from inside I cut into photographs to create the images in the peep show and doubled up text pages to form the peepshows structure.

6 December 2010

Smile For London

The last scene of my animation involves people dancing, I've been experimenting with animation dance cycle. Because of the style and length of my animation I'm not going to draw hundreds and hundreds of frames but instead repeat between 5-8 different drawings.

3 December 2010

Music Banner

My third banner inspired by Ghost Riders In The Sky
I used watercolour, oil pastels and soft pencils

Altered Book

I initially considered creating some form of a pop up and then moved on to the idea of paper peep shows which would tie nicely to the era of my book. Since discussing my ideas on Thursday I am moving forward by looking at early cinema and camera experiences. I am looking into creating some form of moving image and perhaps turning the book into a zoetrope

1 December 2010

Smile for London

Stop Motion developments ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS259hryhdw

However, after after working on my copy I felt that the stop motion element of my animation was not working and bringing the two sections together (stop motion and copy) the animation would be very busy and difficult to follow on a cross platform projection. Also the resolution and quality of the moving image would not be good enough either.

I have decided to rewrite my storyboard and I will create my animation in Flash - this way I have more control over colour and general editing.

My animation so far ...