Digital Animation – 20 Second Clip

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bird thumbFor the second piece of animation, in my ‘computer animation’ unit (view first video) I was given a short 15 second sound clip and was asked to invent, imagine and design a scenario that fitted the audio elements in the clip.

My gut instinct jumped to some animal knocking on wood, then eating and munching food and finally a loud noise goes off to startle this animal from finishing their meal.

My tutor instructed me to hand-draw initial ideas and inspirations for the animation, as well as storyboards. As I’m sure you can tell, I am no artist, I don’t draw very often, however, I do enjoy the past-time and so have decided to include a few of my rough sketchesbird animation sketch from book2

Latterly, I designed my background and character predominantly using Adobe Illustrator. I constructed the animation in Adobe Flash, employing a 12 frame per second ratio for the video.

Click on the first image in this post to view the finished animation or follow this link.



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Digital Animation – 1 Minute Clip

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background -home - 1Latterly, in my ‘computer animation’ unit (view the timeline I created earlier in the course) I was tasked to design and implement a piece of digital animation.

This was to last 1-2 minutes long, was to be themed around fantasy and mythology and was required to have a design brief and storyboard to evidence my creative process.

Initially, I drew up an extravagant tale about a young Cyclops who enjoyed playing darts but was sad because he had bad eyesight and so missed the board, meaning he had to seek some glasses. He travelled to Earl the Owl’s Eye Emporium, the most reputable optician in town and purchased his unique one-lensed glasses. When he returned to his dart board, he didn’t miss a shot and was very happy with his new spectacles.

Admittedly, I was naïve in believing I could create this rather ambitious film given this was my first time using the specialist computer software. I had to sacrifice much of the story in lieu of creating a relatively professional looking animation in the time frame enforced.

I designed my backgrounds and character primarily using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I constructed the animation in Adobe Flash, employing a 12 frame per second ratio for the video.

In reflection, I would have preferred to produce a more creative and imaginative animation but given the circumstance and the meticulous effort exerted in ‘sketching’ each element from nothing, I am pleased with my creation – click on the image above or follow this link: A Cyclops Called Calvin.



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Website Design

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During my ‘client-side customisation of web pages’ unit at college, I was tasked to design and create a website (front page).

As a fan of reggae music, I decided to centre my web page around the inimitable life of Bob Marley.

To formulate my website I utilised Adobe Dreamweaver. I implemented CSS and a scripting language in the development of my page . These processes embody some of the most complex functions capable by online media. I applied these utilities in a much more fundamental capacity, for example: setting the page’s overall size, creating configured lists and positioning each element consistently.

The image above exhibits the completed creation.

I received a distinction in this unit.


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Animation Timeline

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315f358535a7ab8292d7724ba9944c7d-0This post showcases probably my proudest piece of work from my college degree. It was part of my ‘computer animation’ unit.

It consists of an extensive timeline detailing the historical development and evolution of animation.

This task marks the dawning of my appreciation regarding the work behind comprehensive research and undoubtedly, was a catalyst for my involvement at university.

Click on the link to view a sample: Animation Timeline


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Triptych Artwork

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triptychI created this art piece during the ‘graphic design’ unit of my college course.

The assignment involved the creation of an eye-catching poster intended to promote a fictional electronics company and the release of a new game.

I was tasked to incorporate various types of images in the production of the triptych, including: a digital photograph (Bookshelf), a scanned image (Logo) and a non-original image (Map.)

A consistent house style was an important consideration for the overall aesthetic.

I utilised Adobe’s Creative Suite to aid my endeavour. Photoshop and Illustrator were the predominant programs put into practice.

I received a distinction in this unit.


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