Over the course of the graduation film I feel as if I have improved a lot in many different areas.
Firstly, Researching about the subject of wild horses in America by watching documentaries, films and reading articles, has been a process that I have really enjoyed. I wanted to be sure I was learning […]
I have learnt a lot about rendering over the past week. During the ENO project, a couple of the other group members were in charge of the rendering, therefore I was hands off. Rendering was completely new for me, and I quickly realised it takes a lot of tweaking to achieve the look you desire. […]
The music and sound was an important factor to pull the film together. Creating the voice over and working with the composer was an element of the process that I really enjoyed.
As soon as I found the poem, I already had a voice in my mind that I would of liked for the […]
One of my favourite days during the production of this film, was going to spend the day with Alice at her yard. I was able to get up close and personal with horses, apart from it being a fun day out, it was useful to be able to witness the factors I had read about […]
The great basin can be distinguished by its variety of plants. There are six species of Artemisia in the park. Sagebrush tolerates a great range of elevations and ecological conditions. Sagebrush is the indicator plant of the Great Basin Desert. There are various types of sagebrush, varying from tridentate, silver and black sagebrush. It was […]
I have really enjoyed the process of learning how to create UV Maps and texturing them using Photoshop. Due to the fact that my horse already had a rig, it meant that I wasn’t able to take the model into substance painter to paint it. This would have been a quicker process, as substance painter […]
My mentor kindly bought me a book called ‘ How your Horse Moves’, which is a visual guide to improving horse performance. It has become my bible whilst animating my film. It has been such a useful guide for understanding the skeletal, muscular and ligament systems work together. The book contains artwork that provides a […]
At the start of the project, I knew that my goal for the final film was to focus most of my time purely on the animation. I didn’t want to get too caught up in modelling, rigging etc. Aside of animation however, I have really enjoyed the pre production stages of the film, more than […]
Over the past few months I have been building a landscape alongside my talented first year Jack, who has helped my vision come to life. Whilst doing the past few projects on this course, I have really enjoyed creating new worlds and realities for my characters to explore. Research has been a key part of […]
Video reference has played an important role in my workflow. To make the animation as realistic as possible, I needed to closely study a horse’s behaviour and try to replicate that in my animation. In the early stages of the animation, I spent a large time gathering video reference of horse’s in free movement. I […]