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Friday, 30 May 2008

Switching Teams

I found myself frustrated yesterday evening to find that a member of my animating team had decided to switch to a different group, swapping with someone else without informing me.
How I am suppose to check people are doing their work, and working in line with the brief if i dont even know that they are part of my team, im not sure.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Rhino Animation

For holly's group, the lip synching, I am animating a rhino bulider character, that is talking about work never ending. I'm glad to be having a chance to animate along side my role as a producer but I am concerned that I am not working a fast as those that are just animating. I find it quite difficult to concentrate on the task in hand long enough to get much done. But I am determined to complete one animation for this group project task.

I had to drop some of the action from the sequence as it is only quite a short section of speech, and the storyboard had quite a lot of action in it.


I'm very excited about production on these MARK animations having finally begun today. After hearing back from our client about which concepts they liked, myself and my three animators met this morning to decide who was going to be doing what and hopefully the work is well underway.
I have asked them to have a considerable amount done by monday morning so I can email Anna at MARK with the progress, and check that the work is heading inthe direction that she was hoping for.
Fingers Crossed all should go according to plan.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Pre Production

Pre production has been far more stressful than i though it would, for this project. I think this is because in the beginning we all thought this would be the easiest and quickest, so nobody seems eager to crack on with it and i have struggled to get work out of my preporduction team until the very deadline.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Cherie's Fish


This is the confused fish desin that I will be storyboarding. It was designed by Cherie, and I think she has really capture the dim goldfish look in the facial expressions.

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

For the last few days I've been working on the animatic for the library project, yesterday was spent tirelessly scanning in each invidual frame. and today I've inputed the last few frames, hopefully in time with the music.

I'm excited about starting work on Holly's project, of student lip synching tomorrow, as the group will be storyboarding their ideas.

And I have also had an email from Anna, who is going to be giving my Logo team their briefing, hopefully on thursday, which will allow us to begin our work.

Monday, 12 May 2008

No more fairytales...

I spent this weekend working on a page of research for the Fairytale segment of the library animation. I looked at backgrounds, fairytale type landscape with castles in the distance. I also looked at how princesses are represnted in tradtion fairytales. Aswell as looking into the frog prince illustrations.

Only to find out today that this section of the story has been scrapped, as it was considered to complicated. I don't mind that it was scrapped, as I am sure this regularly happens in the industry, but I would have appreciated being told, rather than spending time doing pointless research. And what do I do with the work now?

Sunday, 11 May 2008


Questions to ask them.

What are they looking for?
What sounds/music can we use?
Can we include things other than the logo?
Can we use live action?
How long should the animations be?
Can we have a high resolution copy of the logo?
What do they do?
What does MARK stand for?
Colour? Can we introduce it?
How many animations do they need?
What style would they like?
What are they being used for?
Any particular format?
Do they want any other text or information included?

Friday, 9 May 2008

The Producers

I'm excited about being a producer for this new project because I've never been in a leadership role before. I am looking forward to having an opportunity to ask the representative from MARK, the group/organisation of artists, about what they are looking to get out of the animation. So many questions to ask.

I am finding my role within the preproduction team for the library quite limited and disappointing. I really wanted to have a active role in things such as storyboarding but instead have been given menial tasks and very little work.