Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Oh yeah that video

Ok I'm done with this blog, but I thought you could enjoy the animatic video.
I could never time it without going hour upon days to fix it. But who knows, maybe I have a happy ending with this one!

Goodbye all!

Friday, 28 May 2010

All ends bad. Everyone dies

Title not related to this story,though... it ends bad either way.

It's all over... a bad result is a bad result.
But these things happen, and I hope by next week I might recover and move on from this madness and depressive era.

I will admit that a handful was my fault, due to lazyness and being a "perfectionist", despite never ever coming near flawless...
... but it was just the whole year. From the pirates project direction, failed pitch, lack of communication... troubles all-round.

I say, just smile and walk away. What's done is done... and hay, I could always improve that animatic and Bexley work... maybe that cheer me up

Bad year, MOVING ON
Also waste of money, meh.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Well... preview then

Ok, last couple of days. I'm almost done with the first and only example for my animator folder.
I can't say I will get a good result for all this... but the whole year was screwed up since Christmas...

I always like my animatics though... (in graphics at least)

Monday, 24 May 2010


Things are not going well...

My computer is having overheating troubles, delaying the work. If you try and work in After Effects, Maya, Premiere (etc) it doesn't like it, and might turn off.

This doesn't happen all the time, but I have to be very careful about this... and often save. What I could get done in days, might take a week.


I might have to leave it at one animatic, and animate it from there...

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Final Concepts

Here are the final looks of the Teacher and subject (aka boy)
Shame my character structures are poor... I can never get a flawless drawing through my eyes
... but at least the colour scheme gains attention. Thats better than nothing.
Most of the design was creative choice rather than being flat and boring.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Ok here it is...

When I original had the puppet idea in mind, the characters I designed kept this creative feel I use in my work. And it never left my mind...

So I reworked that idea in general. Each guidelines would take place in a "Learning Room", in the style of a experimentation lab. Where there would be a subject and a teacher trying to complete the guideline task; each example would roughly take between 10-20 seconds.
I wanted to mix in some humour, since these creations could be so much more than flat messages... but instead something to remember, and memories stay in the mind, as intended.
It might be perfect for this folder, but if I could get some animating done and clear things up afterwards... then all the better.
Speak soon!

Thursday, 13 May 2010


Here are the first batches of concepts
Including some animatic frames I will use... later
It original started as four different characters representing FOOD, EXERCISE, MIND and BODY. But due to a time limit and animating difficulties, this was scrapped
The next idea involved 2D puppets to tell the story, inspired by "Harry Potter Puppet Pals". But I wanted to aim for children AND adults with learning difficulties; and while it may be charming... I wasn't sure it get the message through
The current idea... maybe a mix of the two. I have one in mind... but working on some tweaks if it can be done in time...