26 October 2007
Camera: Olympus C3000Z & Cannon S3 IS
Editing: Photoshop CS3 & Final Cut Pro
Music: Man or Astroman? - A Simple Text File
Time Taken: Just over 7 hours
Lego Mouse Animation...
Answer to the previous blog........... Charlie Chaplin - City Life
23 October 2007
1. Narrative Stage 1 was a project I thought I would have many ideas for, when in fact my mind went blank. See unlike the first starter projects (beer can / whiteboard animation) we were given a medium to help prompt our ideas, such as the box getting over the tree. But we had to think for ourselves here, which I found to be a great challenge at first until we all started to "put our heads together".
However, we soon forgot the principle method for making a stop motion film.... take LOTS of images... something like 20 frames per second and ours was more like FOUR.
So on reflection I will not hesitate in future to make full use of the flash memory within a digital camera!
2. This has nothing to do with the course, or maybe it does, it depends on your perception of things, but here goes. See if you can work out what the film is :) ...
I was watching a film a few days back; written, directed and the main role was played by a very famous actor; a pioneer to the movie industry. In this film the story goes that he was stuck on a scene in the film that could not evolve unless he found a solution. The problem in the scene was this: How do you get a blind woman to believe that a tramp is really a millionanaire? The solution he came up with to this problem was in fact completely genius. In the film, as the tramp stands in front of the blind woman with the road to his back, a very rich man walks behind him and gets into his car and slams the door. The sound of the door slam leads her to believe that the car belongs to him (the tramp) - now this may not sound like a very clever soultion in today's world because everyone from Adam owns, has owned or knows somebody that owns a car (or three!). But this was written and filmed decades ago, almost a century ago when only the rich and wealthy could afford a car.
So to summarize I tried to think up ways of myself, making a blind woman think a tramp was a millionaire in today's society. I don't think I've come to any solution yet, but it's still there at the back of my mind.
This film will be revealed in the next issue of MY BLOG !!
Music: Art Bears - Maze
21 October 2007
High Speed Chair Race...
Update: A suggestion was made today by a friend of mine that I use FX to emphasize the movements of the chair, such as screeches from car wheels etc. This is a great idea and I will do this over the next week and upload it. : 23/10/07
Music: Jethro Tull - Songs For Jeffrey
Music: Black Carrot - Pocket Fruit Bowl
19 October 2007
Editing: None, they're straight off the camera
Location: The Recreational Forest, Nottingham
Time: Around midnight
Mood: Freezing me knackers orf
Purpose: To use the camera to its greatest ability and capture everything the way I want and see it.
Horses heads, or dancing women?
Music: Gentle Giant - On Reflection
15 October 2007
13 October 2007
12 October 2007
If you like it you should look into Pat Metheny's album One Quiet Night, one of the greatest albums EVER recorded.
08 October 2007
The objective was to animate a box somehow getting over a tree so straight from the start the ideas my group had were beyond random. My drawings were the stick men at the beginning and my idea was the arse appearing from the left, which farts out the boulder but doesn't quite make in over the catcus, knocks into it and falls to the ground. :)
I also really liked the animation where they ate and then spat out the coconut, the one where it ended by the person eating the camera at the end and then the one where the rocket went into the earth while they flicked a bird and moved mountains! That one was really good.
Music: Miles Davis - Pharaoh's Dance
06 October 2007
I took this photo on top of a flight of stairs the led up beside the Waverely building. I was looking around waiting for a tram to come and saw that I had a huge shadow with the sun behind me. Then I heard a tram coming so I turned back around and took the shot as soon as I could. It wasn't pointing where I thought it was because I caught some of the handrail too, but I like that bit
A 440ml beer can with it's top cut off, replaced by a lid made of black card and black ductape is then punctured by a regular pin in the middle of the can for light to hit the photographic paper. A flap is also attached to the lid (the green thing) so all that you need to take a picture is to lift the flap
This is the photographic paper once the flap on the lid has been lifted and it's exposed to the light.
Music: silence, too early in the morning
05 October 2007
Both my works will be uploaded here as soon as I can get hold of them.
Music: Captain Beefheart - I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
04 October 2007
What did I get up to in your first week? I made a few friends, I caught freshers flu, I wrote two new songs, I spoke to my dad, I fell asleep with my lava lamp on watching What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, bought a new coat from Primark for the winter, joined a few societies and pitched some ideas to Fly FM. I don't drink a lot or smoke so there's not much I can do until I find my feet.
Music: Can - Spoon
01 October 2007
3D Planet Desktop Background
You can now download these awesome backgrounds for your desktop for free by clicking on the links below. If you have any problems, let me know in the comments section or via e-mail.
Now I want to concentrate on improving my work, develop my techniques and style and ultimately bring my characters to life.
I will update this as regularly as I can, adding new sketches when I have improved the characters and adding written work as I continually develop the character arcs.
Max and Wax
The story of finding enlightenment through two very unusual looking friends.
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The story of one brother who was left behind while the other brother caught the limelight and screen success. An adventure and action packed story that will take you to one momentous battle; the final battle of Pompeii.
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