Shadow puppets video

Did some shadow puppets during my first week on my MA course. A quick day project in random groups. I had six people in my group (included myself in the group of six). Got the idea done within 20 minutes. Got the characters drawn and cut out in no time. My drawn and cut-out character is the picture below.

So, we had more time filming the story until the day was finish. I did do the post-production part, that was someone else. But, I would have done it, I would have deleted the audio and put in a better audio, to give it a more hunted feel to the video. So here is the final piece below.

And that was my first week over on my MA Character Animation course.



Let’s get the ball rolling. My first drawing/animation lesson for MA Character Animation

My first lesson was learning two things that I have never used before or haven’t used for a while. First thing is a light box to draw on, which I haven’t used a long while.

Second thing I haven’t use is a program called Flipbook.

I started off with the X-sheet. Placing were the bounces are going to bounce in which frame.

Then gone straight to the light box and draw the drawings for each frame I wanted to put into the animation.

Then gone onto the computer open up the flipbook program, check all the settings for the camera are right and then scan all my drawings using a camera above.

Then gone into flipbook and checked if the screen shots in flipbook.

After all that, export the animation as a DV-pal quicktime file and uploaded onto YouTube.

And that is my first day on my MA Character Animation course.


A major announcement guys

My major announcement is that I am back at University doing a MA (Masters degree) in Character Animation somewhere in a London University for the next two years. So therefore, I am continuing the Website/blog for the next two years at least, the first proper post will be ready in a few days time. But, for now.