Wednesday, 30 November 2011

'Tortoise Run' Animation




This is my third year animated short about a tortoise (Tortinius) 
who gets out of his shell and starts exercising.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Aardman Master Class

I was extremely lucky to attend a master class in model making and rapid prototyping given by Amanda Darby (RPT Dept.Supervisor at Aardman Animations). Here she is below holding one of the puppets from Aardman's latest creation 'The Pirates! - In An Adventure With Scientists'.

 Below are some of the replacement mouth shapes for one of the puppets.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bristol Encounters Film Festival

I had an amazing time at Bristol Encounters Film Festival. I saw some fantastic animations; my favourite being 'Luminaris' (Directed by Juan Pablo Zaramella) I was also able to meet John K (Ren and Stimpy Creator) which I was extremely pleased about!

John K drew a caricature of me with Ren and Stimpy.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Puppet Fabrication (part 3)

I made a wire skeleton for the tortoise's shell which I then covered with strips of paper and pva glue. I mixed green and white acrylic paint with some liquid latex and painted the foam puppet.

Puppet Fabrication (part2)


I covered the wire armature with a thick flexible white foam then tightly wrapped thin strips of grey foam over the top to sculpt the shape I wanted.
Finally I shaped the head from a piece of thick white foam, making an incision so that the wire could be secured inside.

Tortoise Puppet Fabrication (part 1)


I made an armature using copper wire, I find it to be a lot stronger than the actual armature wire I have tried.
I secured two pieces of metal in each foot using wire and epoxy glue. This will help when animating as I will use magnets to steady the puppet.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Click, Boom, Amazing!

http://vimeo.com/30487810

This is my final animation for the quote that the late Steve Jobs said in the Macworld keynote in 2006 "Click. Boom. Amazing!"

Click, Boom, Amazing! (Test)

http://vimeo.com/30487484

This is the animation test I did for a quote that the late Steve Jobs said in the Macworld keynote in 2006 "Click. Boom. Amazing!"

Onomatopoeia

http://vimeo.com/30310061

I used five onomatopoeic words to make a short animation.

9 Prepositions

http://vimeo.com/30012300

I used various vegetables and Fimo to animate 9 Prepositions.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My final animation (Second year)

http://vimeo.com/23905298

Hedley (my foam latex character) acts out a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky Poem. I based the Set on a painting by Hieronymus Bosch.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Productive day

I have had an extremely productive day animating, I am halfway through my final (second year) project.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Bubble man animation

Bubble man animation

This is my E4 Sting animation.
I made a small sculpture out of components, metal and wire and animated him and images of bubbles against a green background.
Finally I added background images and sound using a compositing program.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Animation for Barry Purves' Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

http://www.vimeo.com/22624900
This is the first section of a three part piece for Barry Purves' Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
I used colourful tea leaves, which I animated to a piece of music.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Blog design in progress

I am still working on the design and layout of my blog, seem to be getting the hang of it now.