FMP: Research: Animation pt3.

Over the last month or so, I’ve been thinking about the gif/animation outcome and I really wanted it to be something that really shows my improvement in a skill I love doing. Animations have always been tricky to put together on my own, but I found a lot of inspiration from cartoon series I watch; love and enjoy.

Each one is creative in their own way, from the narration of how characters interact, to the style. (more…)


FMP: Anxiety through animation (Research (2))

Not knowing where to start with the animation research, I thought I would start thinking about how others express Anxiety and what it does through animation. Luckily, Youtube had a ton of different videos explaining the topic and there were quite a few interesting ones.
Ones that actually describe what it does; what it is and how it can be handled, while there were simple animations which show the effects of it in a metaphorical way.
All of them, are independently unique in their own way, but they also start to give me a good idea of how I could start testing simple still images and helping them form into a possible outcome for a gif or even an animation.

I’m aiming to try and do both, but it would be good, in my opinion to decide on things, such as the timing of it, the narration/direction and what I want to show. As my focus is the effects, I think it would be interesting to focus on this.

Another approach I found, was through someone explaining how it affects us, through many examples and experiences.

FMP: Artist research 2/? (5)

Taking a break from looking at individual artists, I found myself going through some unique Photographs, that I could relate the effects described to Anxiety. The feeling of being paranoid; stressed and restricted, even bound together.

A few of them, appear to make the person feel pressured, insecure or even weak and to take this in to consideration, as I look at the lighting in these images, they tie in with the previous artists I’ve looked at so far. The colours are drained; dull and very muted. There’s quite a lack of colour, even with the bottom photograph.


FMP: Anxiety: How it starts off (Reasearch (3))

I was going to finish up here, for today in regards to the research so far, but I found an intriguing video about how today, we’re making our children anxious.

Published by The Big Bang Theory star Maylim Bialik. It’s amazing, to think that even those simple saying or questions that are quite often given to us or said to us when we were young by our parents, could lead us to become awfully anxious.

I feel that this video has given me a positive insight in to how it can be done differently and how parents can be less pressuring, when it comes to their approaches.

FMP: Anxiety: Research (1)

Considering where to continue with in the research, I thought it would be best to start looking at different articles about the subject and seeing what others views were on Anxiety and how it can affect adults and children.

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This website in particular starts to talk about and highlight the different symptoms and behaviors that can occur, I think in reflection to how this can be visualised or depicted as an image, it would come in very handy and it would allow me to explore what kind of positions, body forms or even how the outcomes of the illustrated series could turn out like.