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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 15:52
Friday, 21 September 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 04:43
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 04:36
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 02:56
Monday, 30 July 2007
Friday, 20 July 2007
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 08:19
Monday, 9 July 2007
Friday, 6 July 2007
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!
Posted by Kei Phillips at 03:01
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 08:16
Monday, 2 July 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 08:41
Friday, 29 June 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 03:21
Thursday, 28 June 2007
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.
Posted by Kei Phillips at 08:57