Monday, May 2, 2011


i watched all of the bournemouth animation from 20008 and 2009. they helped me understand how shorter animations work, their narratives and techniques.
i've also been watching the studio ghibli films, getting inspiration from manga/ anime. with how they animate and move characters

initial concepts

pages from my sketchbook with initial idea generation and action plan

Friday, April 29, 2011

cat animation

started thinking about making an animation on an old man and cat. here are a few ideas i drew up. i got inspiration for the trees from my personal work that i've been doing. i liked the idea of the cat following the old man, but have no real idea of the narrative and its relation to the convergence unit.

i came up with a narrative and created some storyboards, and began developing my old mans face further. i also began making little practice animations on flash to see how i could import images from photoshop into flash and create new effects and backgrounds.

After speaking to Sharon about the cat animation i decided to try and give meaning to the old man animation by divert my idea generation to other areas. I began looking into reincarnation. I looked into karma and spirit guides. As i was searching through the animals i came across the norse goddess of fertility, FREYJA. I started reading up on valkyrie, a place wear defeated warriors go after death. In heaven they eat the boar soehrimnir, who is bought back to life every night to be eaten again the next day

website development

coming up with website ideas, i was thinking if i wasn't going to use an old man in my animation i could incorporate it into my webpage

like the way i painted this guy.

developing mad man from sketchbook in flash

this is the process i went through in creating each individual character that pops up out of the whole. unlike normal animation i had to create each frame within a BUTTON. these buttons allow interactivity by placing frames on 3 different actions, hover, click, hit. these make the animation move with user activation.

this animation was an idea fro my website before i decided on the mad psychic, however i think it will do very nicely for my loading page!

final page

animation storyboard

the reincarnation of


Sæhrímnir is the creature killed and eaten every night by the Æsir and einherjar. The cook of the gods, Andhrímnir, is responsible for the slaughter of Sæhrímnir and its preparation in the cauldron Eldhrímnir. After Sæhrímnir is eaten, the beast is brought back to life to again provide sustenance for the following day.

computer broke at this point, had to go home and use my firends computer for a week, very annoying really.