Monday, 30 April 2012


So, I've been really rather quiet recently on the blogging front. Scarily we only have 17 days left of production time! However, I took time out yesterday in order to create a...


Expect this blog to get an overhaul in the future so I can be all matching. I'm also working on matching business cards as part of our Professional Practice module.

Professional practice is designed to get us in contact with people in the "business" before we become part of the "business" ourselves. This constant thinking of business reminded me of THIS (Lets pretend Andy Wyatt is Sam the Eagle and I'm Scrooge, and instead of saying the "American way", he would say "the Animated way").

Anyway, here's a couple of shots I've been working on in the past week.

(Blogger's new editing system is disgusting).

Tuesday, 10 April 2012


The past few days I've been playing with Dinosaurs.

Original photograph:

Separate parts for puppeting in ToonBoom Animate (the final one has more - the leg is in 3 spearate bits):

One of the first videos (the dinosaur was then edited to look more like the original drawing, larger head, larger belly, for a bit more characterisation):

It's actually a lot of fun doing puppet animation. It takes quite a while to set up, but after working on Barista and only figuring out how to do puppets 3/4 of the way through last year, the amount of time it saves animating is worth the amount of time it takes to set up. The final animation will probably have an outline around the dinosaur - I'm thinking graphite stick or biro, but considering the edit here is only done with the original photograph, I'm really pleased with how it's turned out. I've also been playing around with the credits, but dinosaurs are much cooler.