Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Promotional Images

Wassup people. Quick post, quite stressed. Last friday we were asked to submit some promotional images for our end of year show invites. I definately aim to finish my project to this standard but I know I'll probably only reach, rough animation stage by the end of the course (meaning keys with some inbetweens, we have just under 4 weeks till the assessment). Still, my journey in animation won't end at St Martins so I'll continue working on it once my studies are done, (with some help of course). I'll post model sheets and character designs later in the week.

And Again....

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

The Animatic

Hey people. I was up till about 4 in the morning re-editing my animatic, or rather finishing it. We had a screening at the national gallery back in April. I was so worried because mine wasn't finished but it was still well received which I’m pleased about.. At that screening were some professional animators, lectures, the gallery administrators and students from the Royal College of Music who were commissioned to write music for our films (yes, this year The London Animation School pulled out all the stops). We got to listen to samples of their music and I was so amazed at the level of their work. Some of them showed interest writing for my film, 2 in particular Ed Farmer and Maurizio Malagnini (check out they’re sites, these guys are professionals) It was such a hard choice to make as they are both extremely talented, and I know little about music. For me Ed seemed to be very diverse but Maurizios stuff seemed to fit my film better (the music on the film at the moment is from the Gladiator soundtrack. Its called progeny. It won't be in the final film). Either way, I hope to keep in contact with both of them, who know what could happen. Then again I could write the music myself, I’m really good at playing chopsticks :)

Anyway hope you enjoy the animatic. I don’t think there are enough drawings in this, and I’m going to work on the establishing shot of Venus’ sky platform but I think it gets the idea across. Let me know what you think.

And Again....

PS: Thanx to everyone for the comments on the last post. I'm overwhelmed by the positive feedback and your belief in me. I'll try not to let you down.

The Decree Animatic from Libra Bear Vids on Vimeo

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Final Project

I know, it’s a bit late in the day, but I’m gonna start doing posts for my final project. We’re working with The National Gallery. The brief was simply; to choose a painting owned by The National Gallery, and do a one minute animation inspired by that painting in some way. I chose Tiepolos; An Allegory with Time and Venus. I’ve stuck quite close to the story so I can concentrate on character design and animation, but even that’s taking to long. My time management sucks. We got about 6 weeks left and I haven’t even started animating. I can’t believe the course is almost over. I still have so much to get out of my system. Hopefully, I’ll find a job that we help facilitate my personal studies. Anyway, here some designs and a bit of my story board. I’ll post my animatic later.

And Again….

Ps: I think I like Father time with the glowing eyes. He looks scary. That’s what I want, and the images from the story board is just a selection so it won’t make much sense. I’ll post the full version with the animatic.