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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Let's get organised!

So I have taken Anne's advice and got myself a reasonable sized diary, Written in all of the workshops and the timetable for the rest of the year. I plan to make a schedule to keep myself on track with the work load.

Dissertation Research.
I am kind of excited at the prospect of getting on with our dissertaion but I am, at the moment, struggling with deciding on a topic to look into, as its is a year of my life I will be spending on it. I think I may have a better idea of what to do, after I complete the reading week task.

Editing Workshop
This morning we had our first workshop on editing, for which we are expected to produce a 'Mash Up', which is two kinds of film trailers, of differetn genres, to create a new film trailer. I think I am going to use Baambi and Dracula. I am looking forwrad to getting started, and plan tocome in tomorrow morning to begin working on it.

Scripting and Programming
AlthoughI was quite hesitant to learn how to do this, I feel I have taken in what we have been taught today, the very basics! But I am strggling to understand how I will actually use it by myself. I sure it will become clear as the weeks go on.

Storyboards
I collected my sketchbook for the project today, having seen my mark last night, 60%. The feedback that I was givenm suggested that if I put in some more work and added a lots more frame, of the same standard of work the grade could be higher, so that is what I will do.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Not so good...

I feel that I did really badly with the Character Animation Project. My character Bob, started out as a fairly amiable looking fellow, and I somehow managed to make him look horrible and unloveable. My Florist design was let down by the fact that I ran out of time to fully animate the dying flowers. The only thing I think I did well with was the lip sync, but during the screenings that didnt seem to get a mention so I've not idea what anyone else thought, kinda wish I had done a tash or a shadowed character. :(

Friday, 6 February 2009

1. The birds fly in. 2. Land. 3. Text bubble starts to appear. 4. continues

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

video
I am not happy with this at all, but I have been focusing a bit too much of my attention on the storyboarding project. I am disappointed in myself, that I didnt try harder with this animation. I might try to re work it in my free time.

back to lip synching

today I am lip synching for the character animation project. I'm finding my dope sheet really useful to get the timing of the piece right and it seems to be running a lot smoother than previous attempts. I 'll load up my final anaimtion once it is complete.