Thursday, 8 May 2008

Some sketches i did of torsors i used bruce lee as refferance, i know the bottom one aint a torso but i like the forced prespective :)

Cut Out Animation

On this project we were expected to work in a group and get sound dilolog recordings from the radio and animate the lip sync to them in cut out animation. Alas the other menbers of my group did not seem inclined to work on this prjects very much as they did not come down to the sound room when i asked them and didn't seem enthusiastic or intrested in the project. So i was forced to just go it alone. It took me along time to find soume diolog that i liked, i find find alot of diolog that i didn't really like or intend to use. Eventually i found something i liked from the radio station Rock FM, It was a Phone in show. i dope sheeted this quite quickly because i wanted to get animating after beeing stuck in a sound room for two weeks. I decided to use coloured card, the design i used was an ailen old lady because in the diolog she says 'get to mars' and i thought it would be funny. I quite njoyed cutting out the images and i may actually do a still picture with cut out card.

Doing cut out animation was quite fun although very crude, during the animation process i noticed that somthing seemed off so i took what i had animated and edited t to the sound and i didn't work. I think i had animated a word twice and i had to cut out about ten frames. the occured again later on bt i noticed in time to stop myself.

I do like the animation that i have done although i wish it was smoother but this would meen longer diolog, more frames and more time. I also dislike the way the cut out model gets more scruffy as time goes on but it inevitibul as i am moving and touching it. I try to get as much gesture and acting as well as good lip sync into the animation as my goal is to become a Character animatior.