February 27, 2010

I think I’ve mostly completed my dissertation, for now at least, it’s not as good as I want it to be so I’ll do a little more before hand in but I need a break from it so I’m leaving it for now.

I’ve got an idea for the album that me and Priya are going to begin working on after hand in, which is cool, I’ve also been making a few motivating films with friends and animations for friends, which we do in a day or two- the fast process reminds me of the freedom of creating, it’s important┬áto keep my perspective on things because I’d hate to think I’m living to work… Anyway, I love doing solid hours of animation, and it starts again monday starting to animate the characters being blown as the train goes past.

I’m aiming to have all character performance sorted and move the camera around the 2D world with the sounds by first draft deadline, then I’ll have a month to do all the painted animation and photoshopping (this has to look glorious in contrast to the 2D world- because it represents how much more there is- to me anyway) which sounds good in theory… let’s see how it goes!



February 11, 2010

its not going well, I spent the summer doing as much work on dissertationness as possible so that I wouldn’t have to do it now, but that’s the way it goes I suppose. So I saw James today and my dissertation should be growing, refining, developing now hopefully, because I feel like its a big jumbled load of rubbish, which is annoying. Anyway, now my direction is a bit clearer it should go better, and I’m going to take a week out from working on my film to do some dissertation, hopefully then it will be better! Then the plan after that week is to have no life for 3 weeks to try and storm out my film. hurrah.

Ok so I’ve done about 14 full days of animation- by full I mean more than 11 hours in a day, so before I get too ahead of myself I thought I’d get some feedback from Matt Gravelle- here is what I showed him and underneath are the changes I need to make.

Insert good boils, perhaps 5 frames long, improve jumps in particular, work on making key frames more like illustrations that can speak on their own, clean it up a lot, keep the first drawing in the animation beneath all frames on the light box to try to minimize weight change. Also, go faster because as of yesterday, our deadline got a month shorter because we have to make a final cut, which should be interesting… because I feel a bit screwed right now…


February 5, 2010

Hooray I’ve found a helper for my sound- which is great because I’m not great at sound and also I’m running out of time because for some reason I decided to draw all of my frames… I have a music man called Kier Doherty who is off recording a whole bunch of stuff for me and is really enthusiastic so it’s brilliant.


February 1, 2010

Yay I feel like a clever person because I got an A15… it feels easier to enjoy being good at stuff now…