Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Lard is surprised to find his father has taken him to a desolate wasteland. As his father settles down to relax for the day, Lard explores the dead barren lands that surround him in the hope of finding something interesting to occupy his time. Suddenly he stumbles across a stranded polar bear. After briefly assessing the situation he decides to help the polar bear out. Together they build an aircraft and the polar bear ultimately finds his way back home.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
I have tried to make some "improvements," but it's not easy...
I keep getting distracted. I have recently discovered that my neighbour has a large amount of onions. There has to be at least a hundred and five onions... What is he up to?
I will continue to update news of this event as it happens...
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Sunday, 28 June 2009
Oh dear, I've had a bit of a slow start, I've not been working as hard as I origanally planned. So far I have done four pages of sketchbook work, two animations, half a portrait of my nan, and written the theme song for my final film.
Anyway, The animation test you see before you is inspired by the animations of Ub Iwerks, (The guy who created mickey mouse.) Ub could do up to 700 frames of animation a day! This is an animation world record. As for my test, The animation is very poor, especially the walk cycle at the beginning, the timing is also very sloppy.
I am currently working on my lipsync techniques, as I think dialogue will play an important part in my finished film. The character is a singing pirate...
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Well here it is, A summary of everything I've done this year. The past decade has been very, very boring, I just hope this isn't the high point of my life. But saying that, I'm really looking forward to next year, It could finally be the year I take charge of reality.
I'm still sticking with the "Lard" idea for my final film, and I've decided not to make it too epic, instead I would like people to remark upon leaving the screening, "Yeah, That was alright."
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
I've decided to enter E4's "rather lovely video competition." This first animation is a practise run for the slightly better animation I'll do over the summer. Hopefully.
The rules for the competition...
1) No exploding heads, guts, animal torture, toilet-based unpleasantness, full frontal nudity, etc.
2) It HAS to be EXACTLY 10 seconds long.
3) It HAS to have the E4 logo in it.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
To get my animation skills up to scratch, I need a lot of practise. So I'm going to use my character "Lard" for a series of painful animation related experiments. I'm going to start with basic movements and cycles and slowly work my way up.
Thursday, 21 May 2009
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Basically the story is a murder mystery that follows a group of various characters.
The main guy, Kreski, Is based loosely on a greasy guy who I sometimes see on the bus in the afternoons. Other characters that feature in the story include a mexican (The victim), Mr kite (who's just a bit strange), Robert Young (Who is always angry about something), and of course Kreski's disabled wife (Who doesn't have a head.)