Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If your an animator, you'll understand this

Animation in the brain, makes things go round and round, makes your eyes see in cartoon vision with lines of action going up and down. Animation in the brain with key frames everywhere, the inbetweens are stomping on the breakdowns, reality distorted in many ways. Animation in the brain and I've gone insane, too many pictures in one go, so many scene's that won't go away!

Random poem/lyrics i made up cause I'm going insane :D YAY!!! Turned out better than i expected so I thought i might share it :p

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What kind of student are you?

I've signed up to the Karen J. Lloyd mailing list and today i got an email from her about other artists who have sent her links to their websites and one of them caught my eye. http://blog30x30.blogspot.com/2009/06/which-student-are-you.html

The owner of the blog, Chuck Dillon, had made a series of pictures depicting the different type of art students he usually gets and i must say, a lot of it is spot on :D I felt like i had to share it with everyone, it's so good.

I even tried to figure out what kind of art student i am. I think im a mixture of a brown noser, talkative and average student with a bit of a whiny student in there cause im aware of the fact that i whine when i reeeaaallly dont feel like doing something :p

So what type of student are you?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

EAP Jump

My first EAP for franks 3D class

Eap jump from Dana Ferris on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Oxfam link

The link to our current oxfam ad avi. This is mainly for the people at oxfam to access


I hope it works

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My animatic

I'm so happy with the way this turned out. I don't particularly want to cut parts out but if I have to I will :)

Drawing from Dana Ferris on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

bouncing bean work in progress

Need's working on but this is my bean so far

bouncing bean from Dana Ferris on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The squishy ball from outta space

The finished version of jane's assignment. I'm rather happy with it =D

Space ball from Dana Ferris on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Narrative idea + possible job idea's

So Terry wanted us to put our idea's for our narrative up on our blog so here's mine.
In 1 sentence mine's about an artist who goes on a journey with her character through her imagination. It's ABOUT the connection artists form with their characters they create within their minds.

The fleshed out versions is an artist (her names Dabby) gets pulled into her drawing by her character (called Layton). Layton tells Dabby to follow him and he leads her into a forest which turns into a market place. He's so excited that she's in the drawing with him that he starts to take her to her favourite places like a fountain or a cliff top (this might not happy due to time though) The last place Layton takes her is a fruit stall and gives Dabby an apple which she takes a bit of. The owner of the stall see her eating the apple and starts yelling at then for not paying then proceeds to call a guard. The guard chases the two down the street and up to the roof tops (like in aladin). While they're on the roof tops a hot air balloon goes past (I'll show balloons in the sky in other scenes so that it doesn't look like it's just appeared). Layton jumps into the balloon and tells Dabby to do the same. She jumps but miss's the edge of the basket but Layton catches her and pulls her up. The two go floating up to a hole in the sky where Dabby orginally came from. When they get close to it Layton pushes Dabby up into the hole. She climbes through to the other side which is her room again and the picture she was drawing before hand has now changed to Layton waving goodbye from the balloon basket.

So that's the idea for terry's narrative assignment and possibly my end of year animation....i'll see how it turns out in the story boards.

On another subject, I've been thinking about what im gonna do after this course. If i do the above story for my animation then it's not gonna get me a job and im fine with that cause I realised that I dont necessarily need to get a job doing animation. Truth be told im still not 100% sure if i do want to do aniamtion for a living (oh god, please no one hurt me for saying that!!). But don't get the impression that im not willing to work hard to make my aniamtion spectacular cause i am. I just feel like somethings missing, like a little spark that changes animation from something i like to something i seriously love. I've never had the urge to go home and do more animation and I don't know if that has something to do with my generation or me as a person.

Now I know that this is an animation course and we're spose to be leaving it wanting to get jobs in the doing animation but it dawned on me the other day that there's other that i could do like story boarding or character design. Actually i really enjoy doing both of those. Thinking of stories, fleshing out the plot and how it's all going to pan out is something i love doing. I also love inventing characters and what their personalities are, how they dress, think, act etc. It's just so much fun! And finding new ways to draw, I'm always finding new styles of drawings so I can widen my abilites.
So I'm thinkin about researching what I have to do to be a story board artist or character designer. This way I'll have more options as to what I want to do after this year :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I have decided

I have decided on what I will do for my major project this year. During the holidays I came up with an idea for an animation for the song "the tuning of violins" by Darren Hayes. At first I wasn't going to make it due to time and what I wanted for a job but something has changed my mind.

And that something is the permission by Darren Hayes himself to use his song in my animation. For those who don't know who he is, Darren Hayes was the lead singer of the Australian band Savage Garden.

Now before Ian and Frank start telling me how hard this will be all the other stuff, I'm going to tell you why I want to do this. 1stly I'm only planning on using about a minute of the song so it won't be as long and i'm also planning on making it just as good as an animation mentor students animation. But this is something that is very close to my heart and finishing this animation and have Darren Hayes go "wow I love this" or any one in fact would mean 10 times more to me than a job offer. Yes i know that this possibly won't get me a job and yes I know this will be hard but I'm willing to put my heart and soul into this animation. Just as Glen Keane said that he felt like he had to animate Ariel to "Part of your world", I feel as though I have to animate to "The turning of violins"

This is exactly why I want to draw and animate, to be able to project my stories to the world and I hope that everyone will support me in my decision :3

Now bring on the hard task!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

angry bean

I like my angry bean!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

goals for this year

My goal for this year is to be the best animator i can be or better. I really want to push myself to my full potential and see what i can do. With that being said there is a piece of animation that i want to make but due to the time frame i have to make it in, i might not be able to do it.

I guess all it's going to come down to is time :3 As long as by the end of the year i can honestly say that i've tried my hardest then i'll be happy