Tuesday, 29 November 2011

new animatic, starting to work in toonboom

This morning ive made the last few changes to the animatic before w import the sound, i changes a bit of timing so were now under 90 sec and i have slowed the pacing down at the start. i also changes the direction of the water at the end as it came from the wrong direction.

I also have been building out puppet in toonboom and following some tutorials on how to rig in the network view, at the moment i have a hiarachi and fixed pivots but nothing is on any kind of peg yet, i got a bit confused at that stage

Monday, 28 November 2011


we had an animatic review at the end of last week, so today i have gone through the animatic and made changes to it that we had discussed, i have also taken of my sound and left it silent as sophie is working of a better sound track.

toon boom puppet

We had a session on building a puppet in toon boom and how to import one from photoshop.

sophie had built this puppet inh photoshop and i have imported him into toon boom and built the hiarachi so he works as a puppet, below are a few animation test in toon boom just to make sure it is workinhg, at the moment its not 100 percent there. not all the elements are on the right layers, but im getting the hang of TB.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Animatic for Phone animation.

Today I finished all the visuals for the animatic for our animation about a phone call for the Yes/No breif. I am not very good at working with sound but I have roughly cut in sound effects aswell.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Bone tool, flash

Ive been teaching myself a bit more flash this morning, trying to learn how to animate cut out puppets. Ive been trying the bone tool which has worked well for this simple cut out reindeer puppet.
Im going to try the same thing in Toon boom this week

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Jail House Jazz Pitch

Today i have to pitch my animation 'Jail house Jazz' to the rest of the class, out tutors and a visiting animation producer.these are the slides I am using for the pitch.

Monday, 14 November 2011

final full colour characters for pitch

Jazz Painting

I've been working on the acrylic painting, to try and show the emphasis on jazz music i want my animation to have, and whilst this painting isn't exactly how my animation will look i've tried to capture the feeling I want it to. Im wouldn't say its worked 100 percent but it was interesting to have a go and i really enjoyed getting back into doing large painting.


saxaphones and trumpets

concept image for pitch

Friday, 11 November 2011

animatic work for YYYYN

im working on making an animatic for YesNo project im working on, ive been building it up in storyboard pro, drawing digitally with a graphics tablet.
This is the firsat sequence where our main character is woken up by his phone ringing and is on the search to find it, there is no sound yet but through out this sequence we will hear the ring of a mobile phone as he searches for it.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Great Western Jazz company.

every week we have been going along to 5deg west in Falmouth to see the Great Western Jazz company perform, these are a few sketches ive been making each week

Monday, 31 October 2011

animation style tests, using flash.

Ive been doing a couple of tests in flash to see if the use of a paper texture is going to work and how it will work.

1. movings character with a fixed fill that does not move.

2. Moving character with flickering fill.

3.Moving charcter on flickering background (flipbook)

Character concepts

Our main characters are a man and his dog and by the end of last we we had decided me would be a man who has just got out of bed when our story takes place, this weekend ive been working on some character sheets.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


ive been storyboarding out our group project so i can explain it easily in the presentation today! there quite simlpe boards with not rweally any text yet but i think ive got the whole story in it and tyhe action is clear.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

yes no, second consept art

ive been working on this second piece of concept art, playing around with how our animation will look, we want a mixture of style and like the idea of the main character having a papery texture


after discussing my pre production project with a few different people it kept coming up that instead of my trumpet or musical instrument going to a human prison it should be going to a trumpet prison which in the world of musical instrument would be its case!

so ive put together this next piece of concept art showing a trumpet case and using the shadows of prison bars to suggest the idea of prison.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

finished consept art 1

consept art for pre-production

Ive been working on this piece of consept art for my pre-pro project, its not finnished but it shows my main characters the trumpet and saxaphone playing music shown by brightly colours klimt style patters.

consept art

Ive been trying to make a piece of consept artwork which sums up the story and style in one image for our group project, below is what ive come up with, im going to continue working on it as i think the back ground isnt quite right, we are probably going to have a bit more colour in it.