Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Year Ends, new Projects Cometh...

Long time no post eh?

Yes, the academic year has ended. All my work has been handed in and thus begins my road to Year 2.

What have I learned this year? How much I should appreciate what the traditional animators of Disney films did over the years. You can't really appreciate their work until you actually try some traditional character animation on paper. It really is much more difficult than doing animation on a computer there is much more to consider when drawing the actions.

I'm currently animating and lip-syncing for a short film due to be completed in the next 2 or 3 weeks. It is 2D with a 3D feel in Flash & After Effects. I'm finding it fun yet challenging as some of the mouth shapes I have to work with are not exactly the best for each sound - especially the vowls. The film will hopefully be shown on TV (maybe Channel 4 or S4C) so 'hopefully' this COULD be my first animation work to grace the small screen.

I'm finding Newport to be great for animation - it's loction so close to Cardiff and London makes it really great. I love being able to take day-trips to London, as I recently went to the Pixar Exhibition and the Maya User Group meeting which was a blast :) Cheers Autodesk for the free beer and food!

Catch you all on the flip side. I'll post up some more of my work soon.