Thursday, 21 January 2010

Published

Got my work published in "the little book of Kawaii" it's full of lovely art by many different artists including one of my all time fave illustrator Simone Legno aka Tokidoki! What an honour to be in the same book!




Monday, 15 September 2008

imagine animation magazine



There i am, a photo of me and a pic of of work in the top right in this months issue of animation magazine; the education issue. it looks pretty cool so i took a photo to post on my Cyfle blog!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

What im up 2 now!

Just thought i'd do an update

I am still with Playerthree in London. Working on many different projects creating animation for games and designing characters left right and center. :)
In my spare time I illustrate and do freelance character designs and illustrations for people all over the world.

I shall be appearing in Imagine Animation Magazine this month thanks to Cyfle.

I am very proud to say that i shall be published in an art book along with many other great artists soon and i will post a link to it when it is in the shops. :)

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 19 June 2008

My three month placement with Griffilms will be up tomorrow. I have very much enjoyed working with them, its been great. I will upload some of the design work and go into more detail of what i have been doing with Griffilms as soon as i have some spare time.

Tomorrow is officially my last day with Cyfle and Griffilms. Its been one wicked year, cant believe its gone by so fast.
I will upload "Trolly Dollies" as soon as the titles and sound effects have been added. Its turned out lovely.

What next...
I start a new job as Illustrator/animator in london with a production company called Playerthree. I start July the 1st and Im very excited.

Thats all from me for now. :D

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Trolly dollies production and sneak peak...

Our rolls in the production.

Original Idea, suggested by myself and developed by Ash, Mike and myself. All three of us worked out the full story, putting all our ideas into one comprehensive short music video.

All three of us worked out the storyboards and animatic, then decided who should do what after finding music that would suit the piece.

I was responsible for the main character animation of the Air hostesses.
Ash has done the passenger animation and design interacting with the CG surroundings that where built and modelled by Mike, who also did the graphic design of the pamphlet within the animation. Mike Built the CG environment and did the camera moves and added in the 2D elements Ash and myself worked on.

We worked very well together and im so glad our idea was chosen.

The final Film is rendering and will be ready soon to post on the Internet.
Until then here is a sneak peak at one of the scenes i animated. :D

Trolly dollies

These are some pre production sketches i did for the project that Ash, Mike and myself are developing.

How im doing.

Right well its been a long time since i uploaded anything.

All of January I was in Thailand working in an Animation studio called Imagimax. What an amazing experience! It was life changing for me, literally.. I went there being vegetarian for 10years and after 2 weeks there i was back eating meat!! XD

The studio was something else! just awesome! here is a link for you to see for yourself... imagimax
I worked in the 2D department. There i learned loads of new skills and techniques.

Here are some of the things i did over the 4 weeks i spent there.

Digital painting.
We were given an original piece of artwork and had to restore it and make changes to it.

Vectoring from photos in Photoshop and Flash for a make up game.


Character designs for make up game.

Character designs for Thai Computer Game. The characters where based on Thai Gods.


Friday, 14 December 2007

merry christmas

video

Monday, 12 November 2007



Last week was the first week using toonboom, had a few days training and then was set a small project to get us into using the software. the project was about a mam who builds a rocket ship for his children. this is what i came up with... it was a lot or fun and i enjoyed using toonboom a lot.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Sweet!



Ok here it is my first ever CGI animation with Maya, i hope to get better with practice.

Maya

Right well we had a week Maya intensive training with Matt Leonard. There was a lot to take in but its not as scary as i had once perceived. We started with he basica... moving, bouncing balls and moving objects and creating models. Then we went on to learn the harder stuff including modeling, rigging, lighting and textures, was a lot to take in.
After that week of training we were each assigned to a project given by Dinamo, Calon and Griffilms.

This time around i was given the Calon brief.
For this brief i will be required to produce a short bit of CGI animation introducing a character. I will have to have a brain storm to think up what it is i will do for this project seeing as i have never used CG animation before this and i dont want to do anything to advanced. :D

Andrew Offiler came to talk to me and Gary (who is also doing this brief) about this project and what things to look for when producing our work.

Tim Allen


Tim is a stop motion animator who has worked on a number of things my favorite being The Corpse Bride and Creature Comforts. His acting skills through his animation are very good and that is what he came to help us with. His advise was great and we have been told he will visit us again to help with our next project.

Monday, 20 August 2007

I have finished my three week flash project. The six of us at Cyfle where given our first industry animation project.
Three briefs where given

Calon, three scenes from Bobinogs.


Griffilms a viral internet animation of Mr stunt butt.


Dinamo, dialog based animation in the style of The Moose.



I was given the Griffilms project and completed a short viral animation involving mr stunt butt sniffing a flower and sneezing a lot. Was fun to animate and i did enjoy the project even though the subject matter was not to my taste.
Once i have permission i shall put a link up to my animation.

Monday, 30 July 2007

Eisteddford

Flash stings i developed and animated for the Eisteddford, its really basic because it was designed for mobile phones and it only took a week so the animation could be better! :D

Final Digital story telling project

My digital story telling project is finished!

Friday, 20 July 2007

A bit more

These are my two fave pics i did for the project, i wont put any more up until its all done, dont want to spoil it! :D



Thursday, 12 July 2007

Digital story telling pre pro

This is what it all should look like.


These are some of the sketches i did for my digital story about me failing my driving test 4 times before i past... these are all my examiners i had. :D



Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Digital story telling

Today we had a writing seminar with Ian Staples it was really good. We had a great laugh making up stories about peter peter the pumpkin eater! Then we got serious and discussed our stories with him and got some great feedback. I just finished writing what i'm going to say and will start recording tomorrow. Still don't know what style to use. I'm sure i'll come up with something. :D

Also Richard Webb from Moseleywebb came and visited us and showed us some of the flash work they do, looked interesting.

Monday, 9 July 2007

Presentation


We were set a presentation to do on a CGI animator, i was given Steve Williams, he has worked on many things latest being The Wild. My presentation on Show Zoho

Friday, 6 July 2007

Shrek 3

Well we went to see Shrek last night... the animation was ok, and some of it looked nice but there wasn't much story. However it wasn't as bad as i heard it was going to be and there was one part in the film that made me giggle uncontrollably i wont say which bit just incase anyone hasn't seen it yet... it involved a baby ogre head and the donkey thats all im saying!

Puss in boats is by far the best character... so cute!

Mike Collins


Had a wonderful talk from Mike Collins yesterday morning, his art work is incredible! here is a pic i found of him on the net...

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Joanna Quinn


Awesome morning here at Cyfle, Joanna Quinn and Les Mills came for a visit and talked about their work and how they animate. Her illustrations are beautiful and her style of animation work really well. We hope to visit their studio Beryl soon.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

3rd July

Went for a visit to the The Bait their work was very eye catching and interesting.

Later we had a Freelance talk from Ric Villeneuve which was very informative. He gave us ideas and tips on showreel's and animation. As well as an in depth look at being a freelance animator.

Meanwhile i have been working on a presentation for this friday on Steve Williams a CGI animator and director.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Talk from Bruce Steele

We had a visit from Bruce Steele today and were given a talk about special effects in advertising and shown examples form work produced by Glassworks. Very interesting, i especially enjoyed the hair monsters, how they were constructed and animated. The pre production artwork looked lovely.

Friday, 29 June 2007

Dinamo visit

This morning we went to Dinamo studios, it was really good. Owain and Aron were lovely and showed us around their studio and told us about what software they use to make different animation they work on. The studio environment was really friendly and i cant wait to go back again.

links

Here are links to some of the places i have visited or talked to so far on this course...
Calon
Griffilms
Film agency wales
Skillset
Dinamo
i'll keep updating.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Calon visit

Our first visit around an actual animation studio... was amazing! The group and I went all around Calon this afternoon. We saw the sets of Hanas Helpline and met a lot of people involved in the making of the show. Lynne Stockford was lovely enough to drive us to the location as well as introducing us to everyone. The sets were beautiful.
After our visit there we went to their other studio and looked at some Bobinogs animation and storyboards. Learnt some very interesting tips on using different software. We also talked to Andrew Offiler in his outstanding office!!

So far so good.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Hello

Hello everyone, Im Kei and this is my blogspot. Im an animator and at the moment im doing a training scheme with Cyfle... stay tuned. xx