Twig.

So here, at last, is my final project for Media Arts and Production. It’s a stop-motion animation I made using Dragonframe, Photoshop and AfterEffects and OH MY GOODNESS I can’t really believe it’s actually done, even weeks after I submitted it.

The music is by the extremely talented kiwafruit and if you like whimsical ukulele songs you should check out her soundcloud channel.

EDIT: Do me a favour and watch it in HD, it looks so shoddy in 360p! 

A small test from the animation, which is still in the greenscreen phase. Exciting to see it coming together a bit though!

Learning to Walk.My latest animation hasn’t been coming along quite as quickly as it should; I’ve been dreadful at prioritising. I went into the animation studio yesterday and filmed the opening sequence, which I think worked okay (though I’ll redo it later if I have to), but when I tried the method of erasing and redrawing each cell for a walk sequence, I wanted to cry. Patience is not, I think, my chief virtue at the moment. So I’m going to give this method a shot instead!

Learning to Walk.

My latest animation hasn’t been coming along quite as quickly as it should; I’ve been dreadful at prioritising. I went into the animation studio yesterday and filmed the opening sequence, which I think worked okay (though I’ll redo it later if I have to), but when I tried the method of erasing and redrawing each cell for a walk sequence, I wanted to cry. Patience is not, I think, my chief virtue at the moment. So I’m going to give this method a shot instead!

Oooh new project!

This is something like a sketch for my new animation. His name is Twig, and I am teaching him how to walk at the moment. It’s going to be a tricky project for me, since I didn’t do much actual cell-by-cell drawn animation in the last one, just animated my photoshopping and photographs of Phoebe walking around lookin’ dreamy. 

It’s my last film for my degree, so I want it to be good, but I don’t have as much heart invested in it as the last one, if I’m honest. Also I’m kind of daunted. So I need to give myself more pep talks this semester, and I’m going to do project updates here as part of that. Get ready!


(Also my amazing father bought me a copy of Photoshop a couple of weeks ago after my trial ran out, and I am super duper excited to be able to play with it again! THANKS DAD)

(Also also: this project needs a name. The working title will just be Twig, but maybe it could get something better?) 

Imported Goods

This is what I’ve been working on for the last six weeks - my first ever animation. It’s been occupying my heart and mind and days and nights, and I think I even ended up with almost what I wanted it to be. It’s made up of about a thousand individually edited photographs, and is based on this poem I wrote a few months ago. I hope you like it.

Here is a tiny tiny animation I made in Photoshop in class this week. It was pretty fun!

ATTENTION: All fans of film, books, art and/or awesomeness and very cool things - do you have fifteen minutes to spare? Of course you do. It’s only fifteen minutes, and you’ll be much happier once you’ve watched this amazing short film. Watch it! Come on! Do yourself a favour!

thedailywhat
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Animated Short of the Day: “Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.”

Co-directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, Morris Lessmore is one of five films nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category.

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