Friday, 30 November 2007

What?! You're still here!??!?

Go here for more on my life and animation work - Final Major Project.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

.........the end?

Well, I certainly hope it's not.....this project has been a great start to my final year of animation and I think that without a doubt our collaboration has been a roaring success.

This past week has seen the Dutch students arrive late on Tuesday night, and after several minutes of awkward standing about in the train station we all went to the Playhouse for introductory drinks. Having met in person everyone seemed to get on a lot better than over the internet, and after a while we all dispersed home to show our partners where they would stay.

Not coincidentally the Aurora Animation Festival, in Norwich, was held over the same week but we still had to finish up our film and set up our own exhibition (pictures on Bianca's blog).
I have to admit I was getting a bit stressed over this as we had several problems with compositing and rendering the final version for the dvd.....eventually we got it done, albeit without sound (for now), and there were only a few phantom mistakes that appeared when we weren't looking!?!
Later that evening we had quite possibly the first standalone animation private view, and it looked great, there were two floors of our characters, posters and films as well as a lot of snacks and drink!!

For the rest of the week I took Bianca around Norwich's sights; the cathedral, the castle, the shops, the old cobbled streets, and it was wonderful to see her in real life after talking in the virtual world for so long. Despite only being here for a few days it seemed a lot longer to both of us, and we hope to meet again in the future.

As for further this space, it is almost, positively, without a doubt, certainly something that we both would love to do again since we have enjoyed working together very much.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Over land and sea....

From the day they arrive on the planet, and blinking step into the sun. There is more to see than can ever be seen. More to do than.... No hold on.... Sorry, that's the 'Lion King'.*

Anyway, soon, so very soon they will arrive and we shall have neared the end of this project that has been a great experience in collaborative animation and international friendship.

Tonight in the cold train station of Norwich we shall all finally meet in person.......which will be interesting, although I should imagine we shall all be very tired, particularly those of us who stayed up in to the small hours once again to finish the film that is now as long as some music videos! oh, and we put on some credits too, so that made it a bit longer again!

*Go on, go to imdb, look up that quote, behold the geekery....

Thursday, 1 November 2007

A Hundred and One THGs...

A simple bit of layering and filling on good ol' Photoshop this morning.....should look good printed on A2 for the exhibition.

THG goes POP!!!

Pop Art combined with an album cover crossed with anime style eyes.....all to be printed at A3 for the exhibition of this project at NSAD in Norwich from next Wednesday.