Author:Reporter: Animation

After obtaining the feedback, I added sound to my possible final outcome animation created in Premier and after effects.


The illustrations were created from a series of monoprints, which I had developed and then sequences together to help retell the story of what happened to James the chimpanze at South Hampton zoo.

With the transitions, while I do have a slight disagreement with how it turned out. I feel like I may be able to come back to it again over the holiday and make adjustments to get it running properly.



Author:Reporter: The Voice auditions

.. Ignore the title. I couldn’t think of anything witty this time, but in regards to what Idiscussed previously, I recalled a series I watched when I was very young and I can safely say, that I am influenced greatly by Rik Mayall’s performances with shows such as The Young ones, Bottom, Filthy rich and catflap, but I want to direct your attention to the footage below.

The way he exaggerates  certain lines; he ives such life to the words and is able to create imagery with just the change of his voice. I found that pretty remarkable, when it came to rewatching a few of these over the last hour or so. From this, I may take the idea of adding in really exaggerated voices, so people can be able to remember the picture better or link the voice with the image of the lad offering the chimp a ciggarette.

PECHA KUCHA interim assessment part 1

As nerve wrecking as it was, which I always seem to describe these presentation as. I was expecting to get quite a lot of things for me to probably add to my project, but came back with a lot of possitive. The feedback has pretty much helped me through out this project, so it’s great to get an insight in to how I can take my project a tad further.

There’s still ongoing progress with the Polar bear animation; I feel that I can do a lot more with the stop motion. Nonetheless, I could also halt any continuation of that particular project and start with a entirely new one? However, with the narration of the images streamed together, I think I’m finally reaching to completion with it. Taking the advice on board today, I had a last minute idea, in relation to the adding of narration.

The advice I was given was to maybe add some sound to help the after effects animation narrate?

Well, I thought of doing a voice over and reading the text, but I wanted to do it humourously, as if I was to retell the story to a young child. The monoprint images used through out the moving image were quite playful, and they did remind me of illustrations from a childrens book. Also, as the animals were treated as pretty much nothing, but a joke and were not taken care of. I want to make light heart of it.

In the next update, I’ll start to discuss my idea and bring forh some more research ideas.

South Hampton research for finalisation of final ideas

After the interesting advice given by Emily, as I stated in one of my previous posts about my ideas and how I’m planning to move on with the final outcomes. I’ve started to look in to the suggested footage and artists to look at.



What I looked at:

From the stop motion idea, and the whole view of adding colour bit by bit to the bear to help illustrate ‘The polar bear was yellow and dirty.’ I got a reminder of this interesting music video, that I was so fasinated by when I was a teenager. I use to always focus my attention to his body; watching the paint and all of the colours gradually building up on it. With stop motion, I also like the stuttering of the camera. It makes the pictures, once they’re streamed together really interesting and unique. It makes it seem like the footage isn’t totally perfect and to take this idea in to consideration with the Polar bear, the polar bear wasn’t exactly prim or perfect. I think by having the camera move off of focus or make a few mistakes would highlight that.


Author:Reporter: Collaging images with monoprint

I’ll be honest. I got bored and decided to play around with the monoprints for a little while in Photoshop. I wanted to see how each one would look with  image that the Solent students provided.

There wer some quite interesting outcomes, just from playing with ‘Over lay’, but this did help me to think of how I can prepare myself for the Riso print and what colours, or how to lay two images together to give them context.