When reflecting on my process through term 1, I have to say I am very pleased with my progress so far.
I have attended the weekly live drawing sessions, which has been very helpful when considering the movement within my animations, but most of all it has helped me progress with my character designs. Looking […]
On Tuesday evening I attended the ‘Animated Documentaries’ screening at the London International Animation festival. It was an invaluable experience; it was really interesting to see how each artist portrayed their unique ideas through documentary animation. Each film was totally unique, conveying a different theme.
I feel as if the use of animation as a […]
Stanislavski was born in 1863 and was a Russian actor and theatre director. Stanislavski is considered the father of modern acting as he influences every acting technique in the modern era. The Stanislavski system is a set of techniques used by actors to help them create believable emotions and actions in the characters they play. […]
Nina Gantz is a Dutch animation film director currently based in Brighton. I came across Nina’s animation ‘Edmond’ whilst I was researching for my animator for the presentations. I had the pleasure of meeting Nina today and listening to her talk about her animation ‘Edmond’, and about her current projects. What initially drew me to […]
Last week I took a trip to the cartoon museum in London. I found it particularly interesting to learn about the history of the graphic novel that has been popular with older audiences over the last forty years. Graphic storytelling within cartoons has been a part of our culture for three centuries. It has evolved […]
Animation used in advertising has allowed companies to create a magical environment to associate their firm with. The use of animation in Christmas campaigns has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with firms spending up to 5 Million on advertising. The success of a Christmas marketing campaign can have a huge effect on […]
Using Vimeo has been helpful to find a vast amount of films to think about for my presentation. I have found it difficult however to concentrate on a particular British animator. I feel as if I am constantly drawn towards Russian animators, mainly for the fact their animation seems to be […]
I found the bouncing ball exercise during week 2, very helpful mainly for practice regards to timing. Using a ball made it easier to concentrate on the movement rather than the design. The importance of thinking about the weight of an object became more apparent as I completed more ball exercises. […]
Light Box Animation
I was thrilled to get stuck in to animating a short piece on Monday afternoon. I have always been interested in using traditional drawn animation, ever since I visited Disney as a child and saw the animators drawing cartoons. It was fascinating to be able to use the light boxes and […]