Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bristol Baby ...

My Second home  = ]

Lucky girl me has been to visit beautiful Bristol, for the yearly Encounter Animation festival.
Once again another amazing year, packed full of talented students and professionals work on show.

My personal achievement on this trip was gaining access to the extremely personal Aardman, model making and rapid prototyping talk.

After waiting for 1hour and a half for the Arnolfini to open, I was extremely ecstatic to get a ticket and gain some professional knowledge about specific model making methods. Giving me more determination and inspiration to succeed at university!

I even had the opportunity to hold and take a picture with a genuine model, from Aardman's new feature film 'THE PIRATES!'

Animations That Rocked My World ...

First Contact

The Blackwater Gospel - Eary but visually amazing!


Drama In The Wetland

Lose This Child

Nokia 'Dot'


Its all about brown paper ...

Whilst down Bristol, I managed to squeeze a few sketches in here and there.


    Sunday, 6 November 2011

    It begins ...

    After choosing 'I thinksss' a rather amusing and interesting interview clip, for my first ever lip sync attempt. I have created a design and begun to make it finally ... fewww!

    My character will be made from a mixture of materials due to the nature of the animation.

    Here I have started to create the main base structure of the head, using super sculpty.  

    Above is his detachable head gear. Also made from super sculpty ... for possibly adding slight movement, and overall making the animation more realistic.

    Pre inserted holes, for when the sculpty is cooked, and ready to be connected to the armature.

    I will keep you updated with my progress with this model, in the days and weeks to come. Hopefully with a full fledged animation to show off to the world ... :)

    Friday, 4 November 2011

    Mythical Creature

    During my first year at Staffs University, I had to create a mythical creature for the puppet making brief. This was one of my favourite modules so far. Initially picking out an existing creature from several different cultures, and then modifying it in our own particular way and style. I started off with an horned lion, with flaming fur. By researching and looking at different horned animals and beasts. I ended up creating a lion crossed with a horse, that included scales and horns that a dragon posses.

    Below are my final designs, and sculpture I created: