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 :)