Recently, we had a very helpful workshop on colour theory. It was interesting to learn about how to approach choosing colours for our animations. I learnt a lot about myself in the lesson, the tutor asked us to write down the colour habits that we usually take. I know that I am always drawn to […]
Story structure refers to a way in which your characters, events, reactions and outcomes of a story are organised in order to create a solid plot. The principles of storytelling have been understood for centuries, storytellers knew when the hero should enter, when the plot should take a bad turn and when a climax should […]
This term we are making our first short film. The films will each be based on an audio clip of a child’s story from The Children’s Society. To begin the project, I was given an audio clip of a girl who attends the children’s society. The audio clip is based on her story of how the […]
For my stimulated work placement, I was lucky to be paired with Natalia Tegos. Natalia is creating a mixed media styled graduation film, which will incorporate both stop motion and CGI. Natalia’s film is based on the story following a man who is raised by pigeons, a parody of Tarzan and The Jungle Book. The […]
Over the period of unit 1, we were required to complete a series of short films demonstrating the principles of animation.
Task 1, was a bouncing creature, demonstrating movement through the tail.
Task 2, was a lift, demonstrating the concept of weight. I found this exercise the most challenging, I found it difficult to […]
As part of our unit 1 hand in, we were required to study an animal. I decided to study the characteristics, movement, behaviour and anatomy of a cheetah. I have always had an interest in drawing large cats; I find that they move in a very majestic way.
Unfortunately, I was unable to create life […]
What is the connection between culture and representation?
The word ‘culture’ can be associated to a wide range of contexts, such as the culture of arts, the culture of community, nation and social groups. Stuart Hall discusses the ideas surrounding culture and questions how language constructs meaning for society. ‘Culture is said to embody the […]
Recently, we completed a short green screen project. For the brief, the first step was to design a background and a story for a piece of live animation. Due to the project having a limited time frame. I decided to create a simple story of a girl waking up in a dreamlike fantasy woodland scene.
Gender roles are prominent throughout the history of animated Disney films. Disney has always displayed both men and women in stereotypical body forms. The female is devised with the perfect hourglass figure, small waist and large eyes. In comparison to the males with there perfectly sculpted masculine physique.
Snow white and the seven dwarves was […]
Body language plays an important role within animation. It helps us to convey emotion across to our audience. Whether it is subtle movements or broad gestures, it helps the audience understand the emotion of the scene and helps tell the story.
Pixars ‘Inside Out’ is a perfect example of how animators use body language to […]