So, I've finally got enough symbols together to start having test animation done to see how it looks. First results are fairly promising, and incredibly reminiscent of being at Sun and Moon.
Speaking of Sun and Moon, my updated CV is now available on the Work page to view and download. Once I'm into animating the actual shots of Grave Mistake, I'll probably update it again to reflect that, but until then, consider this one the most up-to-date one.
So in the last week, I've been paid to create a short animated loop for the unicorn character belonging to an online client.
Weebly's being weird about animated GIFs, so if you're on mobile or tablet, my apologies if this doesn't play/load.
So, to kick off the New Year with a creative twist, I decided to get myself back into the swing of animation after the holiday by animating the second TiN of 2015. Seeing as how my site can't seem to handle a simple GIF image, check out the animation here instead!
It's finally out! The film I did for BBC Radio 4 is now live on their website! It won't be getting a publicity push from the Beeb until sometime in the new year, but it's live and ready to watch now, so go check it out!
Finally got round to making the second Sprakle short!
With uni winding down for the term, my aim is to get two more of these done before the New Year, so fingers crossed!
After all this time, I've finally managed to find the time to animate the first of the two Sprakle shorts I had planned way back in the summer! There's also a Redbubble account with Sprakle merch now!
Once again, I've entered Show Me the Animation's "Do It In Ten" competition, this time on the theme of Space. One of my friends, Lewis Rogers, mentioned that he planned to think outside the box for his entry (not yet finished), so I decided to do the same.
As you can see by the preview image, it's based around Tetris blocks, rather than the typical astronaut/spaceman theme that's run through all the other entries so far. So that should give it an edge this month. But we'll see.
"Under the Weather", the 90 second short I made with Rainy Days Productions last October-December time, is now available on YouTube for everyone to watch, so go ahead and share this on Facebook, Twitter, or your preferred hipster social media site. Hell, even tell people in real life about it, if you like it enough.
In any case, here it is:
So for this month, I decided to enter the Show Me the Animation's "Do it in Ten" competition, which had the theme of Fire.
I decided to take quite an "asdfmovie" approach to it with a short bit of wacky humour that I know plays well among my DeviantArt followers. It may not play as well among the judges, but I feel like I was trying to just get this done in as short a time as possible, and is just a little something to keep me in practice.
Just a little piece of animation to keep me somewhat in practice over the summer here, of my Doctor Chaotic character doing a little dance. It makes a nice looping GIF.
Finished the latest shot on "Dead and Breakfast", and I've already been assigned another shot to do - I'm just waiting on receiving the symbols necessary to do it.
I've also made some modifications to my CV based on the feedback of Sarah Cox (director at Arthur Cox) and Mark Taylor (director at A Productions), so here's the updated version of that:
So while waiting for another shot to do for "Dead and Breakfast", I decided to use the base of the generic wiggly-tailed ghost to make one of Sam. He seemed to like it.
Another ghost for "Dead and Breakfast", this time a nice generic wiggly-tailed ghost which I know will be used throughout the film.
The line consistency around the right eye's already been sorted out, and the arms are likely to be a touch shorter in the film, but it probably won't be massively noticeable.
Designed and animated another ghost for "Dead and Breakfast". Don't yet know if it'll be used in the film, but good practice nonetheless.
Also related to the project is this little doodle:
So this week, I finally got to work on my first shot for Sam Shaw's "Dead and Breakfast", and having finished it, Sam's given me permission to show it off, so I will! Here it is:
There's going to be one or two minor edits to this before final inclusion, but other than that it's done, and personally, I'm really happy with how it came out. On to the next one!
I've just entered the British Animation Awards Stings competition. The basic theme was that it had to involve sheep, and their logo - other than that it could be any form of animation between 4 and 30 seconds.
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