Saturday, 28 April 2012

Drawing test - write on

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

title for animation

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

Video Edit Snippets

This is the edit that I have edited from the previously posted 15 minute film. It summarises the general journey that I went on.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The video above, is the edit that I amalgamated and edited.

Drawn images

Open publication - Free publishing
Here are the images compiled from images I took from the journey. At first glance, they appear to be quite abstract, but collaged together, I think that they could be animated in a way that  would complement their simpleness.

Sheep rotobrush

The clip above has made use of the 'rotobrush' tool in after effects. I do like the aesthetics of this tool, but it is a time consuming process that I  don't want to take any further, as it doesn't communicate what I want to say effectively enough.

Window sequence - possible opening scene

plane flying over

Experimentation with collaged photos

Panning of Drawing

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Experimenting with drawing

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

The Journey

Below is the approximate route that I took on my journey in the Peak District

Composition images

Here are the selection of images that I think best summarise my journey in the Peak District. Some of the images have been pasted together so that they can be panned using the after effects camera.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Cuckoo's Nest Penguin competition

 Final Design of the book cover

2 design

1st design

Aphex Twin 'Rhubarb' acoustic soundtrack

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.

Map Scans

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.

 I quite like the generic look of the typeface for the peak district (above), and is used consistently in maps. I will perhaps use a variation of this typeface in my animation somehow.
 Glossop is where the journey starts and ends, so I feel it is quite important to make reference to this, as well as the date I took this journey (8th March 2012 13:30-4:30)
 High Peak is the highest point in the Peak district as the name suggests. On the day I went on this journey, the weather was too bad to access this point of the Peak, but I think it would still be interesting to reference it.
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

This is an acrylic painting that I did in the art workshop in Padfield. I think the darks and the lights of the sky have been captured well.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Kate Miller - Collaged Landscape

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

Julien Grey - 'Forgetfulness'

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.