Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Some More Drawings

I just got an Intuos 4 Wireless from Wacom here's some stuff i've been working on:
This cat is for my friends Soundcloud profile. One of them Leone did the sound design for my film.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Friday, 3 September 2010

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Some Scraps

Some doodles for a music video im working on.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Latest Output

Here is the latest output of my film, the filters im using are not on this version.

Friday, 19 February 2010

New Animatic

This is the ridiculously low quality animatic I gave to Leone, the sound designer. It's a Camtasia capture of a Premiere preview as it wont export... this is more to give you an idea of the sound and the final look than animation.

Sound Design

I'm in Bath at the moment at Leone's working on the sounds again, it's sounding so much better and like how I've imagined it. I'll get a test up soon. I'm on reading week so i've done some work on my dissertation, but have been mostly working on my film. As im working in Flash, i'm moving the .SWF tests into Premiere CS4 which it plays as a preview... but won't export. I am now using Camtasia as that will allow me to capture the preview as it plays in Premiere, not very smoothly but it's enough for Leone to work to for now. We had the first sweatbox session last week which went really well, it was great to see everyones work and get some feedback on my own. I'm really enjoying working on the film and i'm happy with the progress i've made so far.


These are my final characters designed in flash, im pretty happy with how they're looking. They look a lot more like something I would draw than my characters in other animation projects.


I've decided not to go any further creating magic in after effects as I don't think it will work well with the style of my film, I am going to be using opaque symbols and movie clips instead... when I get a test finnished I will upload it.


I have bearly posted any design work on here so i'm going to have to do a big update. These are some of my layouts from my film.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


I'm currently still laying out my scenes, i recieved good feedback on my first completed background from two of my tutors which has encouraged me to get really into it, i'm just going to post my one complete one for now and will update with more soon. This background is for the end of the film when everything has been resolved. I have also been working on the dissertation and the interview with Nick Price last week was really helpful towards the business report.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

First Week Back

I have gotten a good sound now and I'm not so worried about After Effects after using it though the Christmas break, this week I'm hoping to get the dissertation literary review completed, I have an interview with Nick Price for the business module on Wednesday. Ive created flash files for every scene and completed very basic layouts, by Monday i hope to have a decent amount of backgrounds complete to run by Graham. I will also be posting pages from my Pre-Production on here, then the backgrounds once finalised.

After Effects Test

I have been experimenting with after effects to try to get decent magic effects, here is the first piece I've been fairly happy with using the Particular add on. I had never used it before and found it a little bit easier than I was expecting.

First Post

I'm going to start keeping this blog up to date with information about an animation I'm currently working on at Glamorgan University in the Atrium, Cardiff. Animation production has started and I'm close to having a finalised sound, I'm using Google Wave to stay up to date with the sound designer, Leone. Google wave is currently in a preview mode so send me a comment if you want an invite. More information on Google Wave here: The sound is going to be electronic with quite a glitchy feel using circuit bent toys and a circuit bent Casio keyboard. There will also eventually be some melodies added using a synth. I think the sound is working really well already. Using google wave i can send scenes to Leone easily so he can add music and effects, which should make the process much easier.