Saturday, 28 April 2012
The short clip above is an animation tester, that I have been working on in after effects using the 'write on' to animate my drawings as oppose to just masking them out. It is a similar process to stop frame animation, as the frames that make up a drawing appear every other frame (12fr/s).
Friday, 27 April 2012
The video above is how I am going to start my animation. The map face looks quite authentic and adds to the rugged look of the animation. Although, I still need to sort the timing out and take out some of the long gaps that are currently appearing.
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Saturday, 21 April 2012
Below are some images that I have traced from my photos. I still don't think these images can work in an animation like this as they don't have any clarity and look too messy. It was also very differcult to make the marks with the colour pencil, as they constantly needed sharpening and I did not enjoy the process. However, I think coloured fine liners might work.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
This track by Aphex Twin really enforces the ambient mood and tone that I am trying to create. It is quite a simple calming sound that progresses over a short period of time. I have also created sound effects that I think will compliment the soundtrack.
My uncle kindly lent me a map of the Peak District area to help me to document my journey. I have then scanned in the important areas and the areas that we visited. I hope to use these map scans to co-ordinate a coherent visual journey and to help visualise the 'moving focus' of the journey. The lines on the map visually explain the construction of the landscape from a bird's eye point of view. It would be logical to use the camera tool in aftereffects to pan through and highlight certain areas of the map.
Above is the scan of the front of the map, which I quite like as has quite a rough an rugged feel about it, which is also associated with look of the Peak district landscape. I intend to use aspects of the front cover for the animation opening.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012
I particularly like this editorial image by Kate Miller, that I found in the Sunday times. Miller's combination of coloured textures, drawn imagery and collage allows for this image to be eye catching and vibrant. Despite the fact that this image is not true to the real welsh landscape, it still manages to convey an essence of what the atmosphere is like and gives light to the sort of things you might do in the area.
Saturday, 7 April 2012
I like this animation by Julien Grey particularly for its simpleness. The of shape and colour have allowed the piece to flow as a whole. The hand made aspect of this animation is also quite effective, as it gives a sense of directness that the viewer can relate to.
My favourite elements are they maps, lines and birds, which have used clever animation devices that allow the animation to flow. My work currently is not doing this, as I have been far too focused on the different potential ideas. I need to decide what I am going to show and realise how I am going to show it.