Innovative Animation Week 6 (50%) 5DM032


These are the five animations that me and my groups have created, they are 2-10 seconds long.

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This stop motion animation shows Peter Parker from the film spider man walking down the street. We decided this scene would go well with our work because it showed a strong sense of movement and had a good use of audio. So we started of finding props for the footage to use. We found that by using objects and applying audio to them it will replicate the different surroundings in the film’s scene such as cars and people moving. We used a manic-on and a box to represent cars so we applied car horns and a screeching noise for when they move past the scene. We also wanted the jazz music to be different from the original footage so we found our own jazz soundtrack from the website, which turned out to go well with the animation. Too create the movement of Peter Parker we used small cut out images, which when formed together made him seem to dance down the street. We approached the animation trying to replicate a similar style to Osbert Parker where he recreates scenes and use objects as a prop to replicate the real thing.

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I feel that this Silhouette animation that we had created was the most successful out them all. After the first one we had created it didn’t run very well so we created a new fixing all the mistakes and problems we had en-counted in the first one. In the first one we had created we found that the camera quality wasn’t very strong and that the animation was lacking flow and wasn’t very well explained. So on the final one we made the silhouettes move more fluent and more realistic. I added a house to the scene also so that we know where the boy had came from before he entered the forest. I think I would use this animation again because the contrast of the work is strong technique. It is easy to understand what things are, I also like how there is different shades of grey in the background because it shows the distance of the background to the foreground.

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This was my first group animation that we had created, we started it with a line which then shifted into being a circle which then slowly rotates into the earth. This then leads to a meteorite that crashes down onto the earth but the earth pushes back and prevents it. The original animation the earth got destroyed but we felt that we needed to make it more unexpected less obvious to the audience. We used chalk to create this animation, I found that it was different and quicker then other forms of animation, I think next time I would make it so that the animation tracked itself a moved more freely rather then rotating in one place on the board.

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The next animation was created using paint and perspex plastic, we started off creating a background to our work using house’s trees so that it looks like it is set in a countryside. Once we had done the background we began creating the characters for the scene. We created a small cat as the main character who would walk onto the scene then walk into the house in the distance then walk back with a top hat. I found this animation was difficult and messy, the characters were difficult to create on plastic and were hard to animate on the background, but I think the effect of the foreground did stand out from the background of the work which I could possible use in future animations.

This animation we started in our 5th week, it shows the process of us using rota-scoping  and drawing over the video to create a style that we wouldn’t normally use. When I was creating this animation I found it to be very long and detailed to work with but I really liked the final outcome because it shows the amount of detail that we have used within the work that we have created. We started of with ideas on where we could set the scene and what we could include in our work. Our first idea we were looking at the building around Wolverhampton which lead us to create work around the city centre because we found that there was alot of movement and structure there that we could work from.

Week 6 We then looked at When the day breaks animation piece which shows a small film by Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby. It shows a female who meets someone in the street but accidentally walks into them. Then a few minutes later we find that person get hit by a car which then lead to the female to run home scared and upset blaming her self. This then leads to us understanding how connected she is too everyone and that she shouldn’t lock her self away. The style with animals being over there faces allows us to gain a stronger idea for what sort of character they have and who they are as an individual.

We then looked at this animation and looked at the styles and how it was created. We found that it was created by live action work which was then painted ontop of. This allowed them to gain a strong depth with the work which lead them to be able to change the facial features and make the character have different traits and expressions.

Sandra Ensby Channel 4


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