Monday, 25 April 2011

final storyboard..

here's a taster of my final story board with my final initial idea!
the story to my animation is a shot of my floor with random objects i own that scatter together on the floor space to create a big tribal mask of my own and to create different facial expressions to the music - kinda like an art attack!

Saturday, 23 April 2011


today i did abit of research on how frames work in an animation and researched more on what 'tweening' is..
here is some evidence of this sketchbook work..

Thursday, 21 April 2011

storyboard progress

after not being totally satisfied by my storyboard I reproduced it and used colour on it this time..
its still a rough draft after all..

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

sketchbook work

here is just some evidence of my animation sketchbook, of me mindmapping my 3 words for my animation tune to inspire me for more ideas..

Saturday, 16 April 2011

thinking about ditching the plastercine?

during some more experiments i started to come across different textures i had produced and thought about putting them together for a completely different approach to making a tribal mask i thought it would become alot more interesting looking rather than plastercine!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

my three words..

Here are my 3 words I chose that came to my mind by listening to the audio for my animation..

Energetic -
1. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy. 
2. Of or relating to energy.

Adj.1.energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party" dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"enterprising - marked by imagination, initiative, and readiness to undertake new projects; "an enterprising foreign policy"; "an enterprising young man likely to go far"
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"

Historic -

1. Having importance in or influence on history.
2. Historical.
Usage Note: Historic and historical have different usages, though their senses overlap. Historic refers to what is important in history: the historic first voyage to the moon. It is also used of what is famous or interesting because of its association with persons or events in history: a historic house. Historical refers to whatever existed in the past, whether regarded as important or not: a minor historical character. Historical also refers to anything concerned with history or the study of the past: a historical novel; historical discoveries. While these distinctions are useful, these words are often used interchangeably, as in historic times or historical times.
Repetitive- Given to or characterized by repetition.

Adj.1.repetitive - repetitive and persistent; "the bluejay's insistent cry"
continual - occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters"

2.repetitive - characterized by repetition; "repetitive movement"
nonrepetitive - marked by the absence of repetition; "nonrepetitive DNA sequence"; "nonrepetitive dance movements"

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

experimentation in the darkroom!

This blog post is all about the workshops I had in the darkroom, experimenting with lighting and exposure and learning how to use the enlargers etc. Its not the first time i've used the darkroom, but i still got to learn a lot more, and it really interests me experimenting with lighting.
The first workshop we had a tutorial on how to be safe in the darkroom and how to use the equipment. The next session we had we were allowed to bring all sorts in to play around and produce images ourselves to produce Rayograms. Luckily I had some developed negative films i brought in to have a play around with aswell as other objects.. here are some of what I produced...

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

stop motion workshop..

This was the very short 3 sec animation tester, my group produced in the stop motion animation suite in the harmer building for a quick workshop one day. We used a software called 'i can animation' that let us take snapshots of what was going on straight to the computer to then automatically stream into a stop motion animation. I found this very handy and very easy to use, and would like to use more of this technique making my animation.

Monday, 11 April 2011


So being very interested in the tribal masks I decided to use this in my animation and drew out a rough storyboard on how my animation will go, however developments and changes may come along!
The story of my story board is simply some sort of character with a tribal mask on, coming onto the screen having a little look about and then starting to dance to the music, where music notes etc are moving about with him. I was thinking about doing my animation as a stop motion animation as i've been quite inspired by some of the other stop motions i've seen previous to this blog post!


i've started looking into the word Tribal and what I think it relates to.
and amongst other things I came across a series of tribal masks which I found really interesting I thought I may use in my storyboard and hopefully in my animation!

Sunday, 10 April 2011


Here is another animation done by an art company called BLU, which is a whopping 8 mins long. its amazing how many photos and how long it must of taken!
its so clever in the way the grafitti has gone over and over each time to get some slight movement from the creatures.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Oren Lavie..

Here is another great example of stop motion animation, which is a music video for a song 'Her Morning Elegance' By Oren Lavie. I love how clever it is and I like the camera angle as it is shot from above, like a birdseye view!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


while searching on youtube i've come across a very excellent stopmotion animation company called 'PES'
that really inspires me! here is some of there animation videos that i just think are amazing!

Sunday, 3 April 2011


So here's to a new start of a new module print to pixel, which is all about animation and learning about all the different techniques of animation, for example stop motion, flip book and cell animation. Each group has been assigned a different piece of music to animate to. My group got a piece of music 'Tribal by Gustavo Santaolalla''.