Studying animation at Ulster University has been the best decision that I have made thus far, in relation to education. I can confidently say that during my first semester I have learned more than during my times at any other facultie/course. Creative Elements combines specific assets which strengthen my passion for art and animation more. … Continue reading Reflective Words on Creative Elements
Today my group decided to change the idea of the animatic as the original idea was going to be too much work. I felt we needed some story telling instead of scenes. So far I am finding the group dynamics quite difficult within this team as there seems to be clashing of ideas, although worked … Continue reading Animatic Progress/Work
I feel a successful animatic should have fluid movement between scenes, as in one scene leads nicely to the next; whilst making sense. The viewer needs to understand what is going on or else there is no point. I think 30 seconds or even less is enough time to provoke a reaction/emotion from the viewer, … Continue reading Animatic Research
The concept of the world : invading race, poach these beautiful/strange sea creatures for their mechanical parts/luminescent skins/pearls/jewels etc... This race have built underwater bases for themselves which are contained within a dome. A lot of creative ideas can come from this. For our animatic I had an idea of timing it to the sound of … Continue reading Animatic Ideas
After some research into professional story-boarding, I have realised just how much time and detail is put into this kind of work. Each scene being thoughtfully worked out, while each panel having great composition and movement. I have included some of Hayao Miyazaki's storyboarding. By storyboarding each of his movies himself; he made sure that every … Continue reading Pro Storyboarding Research
Yesterday after presentation, the groups were mixed up a bit again, and low and behold it is now my 5/sixth week in fishy town. 🙂 It's not a bad thing, but would have been nice to try another idea. The new members are now myself, Lydia, Viola and Clare. I will be the original remaining … Continue reading Still swimming with the fish!