Elementary Animation Week 1

In the class i was shown examples of already existing stop motion shorts that people have made and in terms of animation i don’t like stop motion very much, i prefer working using the computer and software to create something that looks more fluid and make easier transitions, one thing i did learn is that animated films follow the rule of using 24 frames/pictures per second. Our class was given the task of making a stop motion short and we split into groups which we then chose a theme for another group to base their stop motion short on, my group was given the theme Titanic. A hard one for me to think of ideas for.

Though we had a slow start we did create something using our theme, our group traveled off campus down to the discovery center where there was plenty of water to include in our short and used distance effectively by having someone stand far away and then moved a paper boat close to the camera to make it appear as if that person was on the boat. We had fun making it even though our final outcome probably isn’t as good as it could have been but we worked hard on it, we’ll get better as we learn more about animation through the coming term.

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Sound and Motion Week 1

Went over how the course would be taken and the this we will have to do over the coming term, I was assigned 2 tasks to complete, one being the creation of a GIF and the other a 30 second trailer based on an existing board game.

A GIF is a moving picture, a string of images played in a sequence and is usually found on website, I have made a GIF before using both Photoshop and Adobe Flash. For this task i will probably use Flash to create a looping GIF and i shouldn’t have too much trouble considering i have made one before. The other project is to make a creative representative of a board game in the form of a trailer, in the class i have already thought of some ideas and have found someone at home to help me set things up.

My Gif:

Untitled-2I wanted to make something comedic, and memes are the best source of comedic gifs on the internet. So i made a gif in the style of a meme

I am looking forward to learning new ways to use software using Premiere Pro to link sound and motion together in this class and improve on the knowledge i already have, i think i will have a lot of fun with the project.