Level 6

Negotiated Studies 1 (Research & Design)

 

Mindmap

 

 

Storyboard

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As you can see above is my digital storyboard I only use Photoshop to digitalis my storyboard I didn’t make sketches of a storyboard. I rather than use Photoshop or any digital software for this assignment. For my storyboard is all about a young girl dreaming of little bright lights illuminating around and attempts to catch jellyfish them with her giant net given by her friend, Penguin. Despite, failing in her attempt to catch them, she still persists. I look at the animated films from my childhood with a new appreciation and now I fully understand the extent of the work that went into each scene. I love all the little details in the animation that give the characters a connection to the audience especially my aim for this animation will be young children. While I did my story-boarding of my ideas. I wanted to make a story that can captive the audience and could tell heartwarming stories.

The motivation for this project is close to my heart in which it involves my childhood and my passion for anime. During my childhood it is either playing outside then after watching Japanese anime in which opened my eyes in this kind of animation which is different from western animation in which I am used to i.e. looney tunes, cartoons from cartoon network, etc this sort of animation is new to me the way the facial features are exaggerated is oddly satisfying one scene can be emotional then it becomes comedy that is one of the reasons why I respect Japanese animators because of how they portray each scene with details that are easily recognisable.

 

Research (video)

 

 

 

These are the videos that I have watched gathering about the topic for this project. My project is all about our dream”, why did I choose this the topic to animate for this project. I think it is appropriate since we have been experiencing dreams in our everyday lives. According to this website, “Dreams are basically stories and images our mind creates while we sleep. Dreams can be vivid. They can make you feel happy, sad, or scared. And they may seem confusing or perfectly rational.” https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/dreaming-overview. For my project, I’m going to do something unique 2D animation for this project. I wanted to challenge myself to do something new and push myself to the next level of my ability. My target audiences for this project will be young children ages 5 ages old. Since I have niece and nephew that I have babysat I wanted to create a children educated animation in the future. They are my inspiration why I did this animation for this project.

During the research that I have done so far we experience dream this includes emotion like fear, sad, happy and more emotion that we can think.  For this project is all about a young girl who dreams about attempts to catch jellyfish them with her giant net given by her friend, Penguin. As you can see in my storyboard is very straightforward and easy to understand the story-line. However, due to my lack of time management, did not do the animatic I when straight to animation. In my opinion, if I did animatic this project I probably won’t be able to finish on time.

My inspiration for this project is catching jellyfish is SPONGE-BOB. A few months ago I remember that my nieces they are watching SPONGE-BOB and they are trying to follow what sponge bob do this include catching jellyfish with a crab net. I’m not a fan of sponge-bob because of my nieces they watching it. I don’t have a choice but to watch it, on the other hand, it really handy to get some inspiration from sponge-bob. Even though sponge bob is not really my type of cartoon style.

 

Shot (Sleeping, Walking, Running, and Jumping )

 

 

 

Above some of the reference video for my project. Using my niece as my reference for my video it is hard for me to establish shot for this project I don’t even know where to start.

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I have use the Edward as my inspiration for my project especially different movement that I can incorporate my animation.

 

Sketches (Possible character)

Sketches (traditional)

 

I’m not really fan of traditional drawing style i did not make any sketches. I prefer digital style drawing however, I have created some of traditional drawing but I did use my previous sketches I did not create a new sketches. Since I have lack of time I did not make sketches I rather when straight to digital.

Sketches (Digital)

Using my previous sketches for this project. I didn’t do new sketches for this project. I wanted to use my previous character design, however, it doesn’t go well on my background as well on my theme.

Below, is my first idea sketches of the characters. However, I did not finish it because I believe it will take my time if I will continue. My concern on my first idea is the rendering part it scares me because of much texturing, colour and music. It will crash my laptop plus the rendering it will take me awhile. If I have a proper laptop in which can handle the texturing plus rendering why not I will continue and develop this idea maybe in the future I will. But for now, I want this project really simple I believe that my target audience is more important for this project.

 

These past few months, I’ve been working on this sketches. As you can see I have based my character on my target audience. However, I realize that my character is a young girl I didn’t do some sketches of a young boy but I tried to used my previous sketches it did goes well so I decided to use the young girl rather than young boy. Because I don’t think I have time to sketch or draw some characters for this project due to lack of my time management outside the university.

Above is my sketches of a young girl who dreams of catching a jellyfish with her imaginary friend. I have watched a different animation about dreams as you can see in my research videos.Firstly, I didn’t want to make a 2D animation but rather I want to do 3D animation. Since I have done some 2D animation in my previous project I have some ideas for this project. However, I don’t know where to start during the preproduction of this project it took me awhile to build and create this animation. My inspiration for this project is Studio Ghibli by Miyazaki Hayao. Everyone in animation industries known Ghibli Studio. Especially their characters are unique and very precise details. I really think that I can do some character design similarly like Ghibli. Below is one of my favorite Ghibli film; this is my inspiration for this project.

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I use digitize sketches for this project; I believe that it is what I’m comfortable digitize sketches rather that drawing traditional. However, I have put some of my traditional sketches that I have done in the past project.

 

Background and Colours scheme

 

 

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Above is a potential background environment for this project. I have created this background using Abode Flash however, I can not decide whether this background will be good and suitable for the character. As weeks go by I have decided that I will make the background that is really simple and I have chosen dark colour background this include dark blue and grey. I think it is really appropriate for this project to use dark colours also I wanted to focus more on the main character. However, I didn’t use bright colours for the character I don’t think it goes well on this project. I wanted to create a simple dark colour.

As you can see above I use Abode Colour Scheme. The background environment that I have created is plain dark blue with grey during the pre-production of my project. I can’t decide whether if I will use the bright background for my environment and use dark colour scheme for my characters. However, I don’t like the results of having a bright scheme colour environment with dark scheme character it doesn’t go well.

Colors

I only choose a dark colour for this project. I didn’t use bright colour it took me awhile to choose a colour for this project. But in the end I decided to for simple dark blue also my previous project last year I put to much colour and when I render my project it took me how many hours to render. For this project I wanted to be more simple, however, there an impact on my target audience.

 

Background Music

 

 

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Above is the music that I have used for this project using Audacity software I have used this music as my reference music for this project. For me, music is the hard part for me because I need to timing and momentum of the animation. However, for this project is really simple I did not complicate this project I just created similarly with a lullaby music since my target audience will be young children.

 

Software

 

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In this project, I will be using Adobe Flash. I think I’m confident and quite familiar with this software. I have been using this software last year with my previous animation works. However, I think there still need to improve my skills because of my knowledge is very limited there still more to learn about in Flash this includes the coding which is my weakness but I have not use coding for this project may be in the future I need to learn how the coding work. I want to explore more about 2D software in the future especially the coding area which is my weakness.

Photoshop

I use Photoshop for texturing and colours. Above I have used different colours that I think is suitable for this project. It took me awhile to decide which colour I should use. But as weeks goes by I decide to use cold colour rather than warm colour. Also, I based my character on my background environment that I will be using for this project.

There are so many Photoshop brushes that you can choose from. This gives a special effect to your photo or the layout that you are working on. You will see how brushes could bring your design to the next level when you get to choose the right one and apply it to my design.

Illustration

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Audacity

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Above as you can see I have used Audacity edit some background music for this project. I did not claim that the music that I have used is not mine. However, but using Audacity effects to edit music that I will be using for this project.

Final Project

 

Evaluation

This is my project is all about a young girl dreaming of little bright light illuminating around and attempts to catch jellyfish them with her giant net given by her friends, Penguin. Despite, failing in her attempt to catch them, she still persists. I look at the animated films from my childhood with a new appreciation and now I fully understand the extent of the work that went into each scene. I love all the little details in the animation that give the characters a connection to the audience especially my aim for this animation will be young children. While I did my story-boarding of my ideas. I wanted to make a story that can captive the audience and could tell heartwarming stories. During the pre-production for this project, it really so hard to think for ideas that can appeal to the target audience also as you can see on my research I’m really debating whether if I’ll make 2D or 3D animation for this project. By the help and guidance of my tutors I manager to create a 2D animation for this project. Like what I have said during my research my previous project last year is 2D animation. Since I’m familiar with 2D animation why not to make another 2D animation. For my next project I’ll do 3D animation; why I’m choosing 3D animation I believe that I can do 3D short animation even though I’m not familiar

However, I have to think new ideas for this project and I want to push to myself and created a heartwarming animation. I really like creating a short animation, especially it has a story behind also it has an appeal to the target audience. I have to watch different short animation just to create a new a unique project for this year. We all know the Ghibli Studio they created a unique and heartwarming story-line that every young child and young adult really like watching Ghibli animation. Since my nationality is Filipino this also has big the impact for me to create a unique animation that I can incorporate into this project.

A bit of a historical background of Japanese and Philippines this was taken for my dissertation research. During the early 1990’s the term anime is about the style of animation that originated in Japan thus the word anime is born. In the last twenty years, the popularity skyrocketed in mainstream media not only in the Philippines but in the whole world, especially in the west. Show’s like Dragon Ball or even One Piece has a huge following, a Japanese Studio called Study Ghibli is one of the pioneers to bring Japanese animation overseas which gained popularity and made its mark thru society and now the whole world not only in Japan knows the word anime. The Philippines is renowned which makes me proud as a Filipino as one of the top choices of Western countries to outsource their work with its cheaper labor and abundant creative talent. However, given the different forms of animation, Filipino animators are inclined in 2D animation, a more economical and less intensive kind, rather than the more advanced techniques.

Due to my time management for this project. Overall I think I did well and I’m really happy with the outcome of this project. However, if I have more time I will do the animatic since it is acquired in the brief to create an animatic. I believe that I have done most the assessment criteria for this project. In my opinion, I think I can do better if I have time. Upon reviewing my animation I found some mistake this includes the shadowing, texturing and colour. I didn’t pay attention to this area.

Below, is my first idea, however, I did not manage to finish on time I have lack of time management. If I have time to finish this project I will continue this in the future. I have some concern regathering on this project. My first concern will be the rendering this will be the hardest part for me since I do not have a good laptop to animatic. I have tried to animatic this project however, my laptop always crashing that’s why I decided to change and make a new project. I did make a storyboard as you can see below. This story is about mother nature we as human begin are destroying our own environment. However,

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ARD504 Creative Future 2017

Creative Future 2017

For me, the creative future week is a unique experience and wonderful opportunity. It is really a privilege to meet different lectures during this creative future week they present a presentation about how they start from scratch and become successful they are right now. They also showed us the artworks that they have done how they creative it and they talks about how they get paid.They also talk about jobs that help us decide what career path when we finish university, this gives me the ideas what we want to do in the future. 

(Morning session) During the first day of Creative Future Week. There a panel of speakers; the first speaker is Tamara Harvey according to her background she is the Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd. Also, she has been directing in the West End, here in the UK as well abroad. Alfredo Cramerotti he is the Director of MOSTYN Gallery and Visual Arts Centre, here in the UK. Alfredo, he is active and been participation in the international visual art world. Gareth Jones, according to him he is an Entrepreneur of Wales Awards’ in 2015 Champion he is also the founder of Welsh ICE. Andy Cheetham, he was a former student of here in Wrexham Glyndwr University, he was been in Wrexham College Art. The Last speaker is Mike Corcoran, he talks about his background he is a consultant, education. He has also been studying Physic and Philosophy. After a panel of speakers talks about their personal background. It really interests me how they build their career and how they made it this far.After a panel of speakers talks about their personal background. It interests me how they build their career and how they made this far. Below is my note about the panel of speakers, however, I just wrote down about their personal background.

 

The afternoon session, the speaker is Amanda Goode “The Art of Colour”. She talks about her personal background and her specialty in textiles and interior design. I found her really interesting about I wanted to be an interior design this is one of my dreams since I was young.

The next session is Ioana Pioaru the last speaker for the day “Between Art and the Creative Industries”. Her talks are all about illustration, sculptural drawing, and optical illusion. It’s quite interesting however I’m not into sculptural drawing or optical illusion I find this session is not to me it just my option.

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2nd day 28th Feb 2017

The first speaker for this morning is Doug Fishbone, “building opportunities after graduation”. His talks are all about opportunities, this gives me a clear idea what I want after graduation it is really interesting because he presents his own art practice. Also, his background and personal experience this are the things that I am really interested to know about.

The second speaker for today is Alan Mealor “The Games Industry: What it is and how to break into it”. This is probably my favorite session so far because I been studying “Game Design” in Llandrillo College I could relate to him about Game Industry. He also talks about game engines and some small companies that make some profit in a Gaming Industry.

The third speaker that I went to is Ted Brandt and Ro Stein “Things a university course might not teach you working in comics”. This is session they talk about comics and illustration for Graphic Novel. In my option, I’m not a fan of comics or any graphic novel it is quite interesting however it is not for me. They show us a graphic novel called “Raven: The Pirate Princess”, I can’t remember the title of the comic.

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3rd day (1st March 2017)

The first speaker today is Barry Purves “What is Art”, he talk about storytelling in Art. This will probably my second favorite session because he been doing some stop motion for 40 years of his life. Which caught my attention since I like stop motion and I really find his talk interesting especially his background and personal work experience in the industry of Art.

The second speaker that I have attended to is Andrea Hilditch “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Finding the evidence needed for your CVs and applications.” She talks about writing and be creative about doing CVs how important to proofread before submitting. This is really important to know since English is not my first language is good to know how to create and good as well as authentic.

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The last speaker that I have attended for today is Adam Birch “Promoting and marketing yourself”. I find this session is not for me I’m not interested in the marketing industry, but it is really good to know a little bit of knowledge.

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2nd March 2017 (Last Day)

The first speaker that I have attended this morning is Thom Gulseven, Tom Jenkins, and Laura Rankin “Channel 3 All 4 and future of On-Demand” they talk about “Mashed”. It is an animation that we can find it on their YouTube channel also their give us an opportunity to create an animation. This is really interesting and good for me as a student to have this kind of opportunity to showcase my talent and skills.

The last speaker for today is Robert Ball “Life on the edge (games and entertainment industry). This session is all about pros and cons of a freelance.

I, therefore conclude that during the creative future week this gives me the clear understand what are the jobs and careers what I want when I finish university. As a student, this is a great opportunity to attend this conference this gives me the knowledge what can I do after finishing University.eek this gives me the clear understand what are the jobs and careers what I want when I finish university. As a student, this is a great opportunity to attend this conference this gives me the knowledge what can I do after finishing University.

Influence Boards

Claude Monet

I choose him as my influence and inspiration; because of his artwork that he has done during his period of time.He was “one of a group painters who created “Impression”.  I remember during my high school days in the Philippines my art teacher shown us Monet’s painting in the class. During that time I was amazed on his painting especially the ‘Water Lilies’. His texture using his brushstrokes, I notice that his technique which varies from thinking to thin, with tiny dabs light, adding contours for definition in all his painting, he also working the color from dark to light.

Tim Burton

His one of my favorite director of all time. One my favorite Tim Burton’s movie would be the “Corpse Bride” it was released in 2005; this shown the truly and uniqueness piece of the movie because of his artwork. In all Burton’s movie, you will know from the start that this is his movie because of his”dark and Gothic” stop motion film this is his trademark and people will remember him.

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite Japanese directors; he is Japan most successful filmmaker cultural exports. In 2001 film “Spirited Away” the story is all about “a young girl exploring a bizarre fantasy realm to find a cure for her parent”. This captive and inspired me because as a daughter who I love and I willing to do everything for my parent just to save them. This is film won the “Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003.” I believe that this film deserves to win the title because it has an amazing story that inspired young children and adult as well. The film aimed at children, with a sophisticated theme that is really suitable for children.

Takashi Murakami 

I went to Tokyo Japan in 2010. I went to see Murakami he is the biggest “contemporary art in Japan”. According to his pointed out that, unlike the west, Japanese artists have used flat, in which his 2-dimensional imagery for centuries and continue to use it in anime and manga, to this day. As the biggest fan of Japanese culture I learned the most Japanese artist they are using “post-war pop culture” in Japan they come up with the super-flat art movement. This mean  the “Superflat, a term coined by artist Takashi Murakami to denote his anime-inspired style of art, is used by other artists in Asia and abroad.”

Robert Wise

He is the “American movie director and producer”. He has direct of one amazing film and one of my favorite classic film of all time; the Sound of Music”.  Why I like this film so much even though that this is the old classical film it’s about a love of life, trust, family, friendship, and partnership is genuinely inspiring and rings eternally true. I could say that I have watched this film several times which I really enjoy watching it until now.

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James Wan

I have been interested in horror films and this is my favorites genre. I chose James Wan he is a famous director and his been directing horror film and different genre this include one of my favorites horrors all (The Conjuring) series. All of the horror films that he’s been directing I have watched and it is good that makes you jump on your seat. Not only his good in horror films but he can have different genre example the “Fast and Fusion 7”, this is one of my favorite films.

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Ron Clement

He is one of my favorite directors because he’s been directing animated Disney film. Recently, I have watched Moana which is one of my favorite Disney films so far I like the film because of the moral value of life. It has a good storytelling which I fall in love this film.

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Manchester Animation Festival (16 November 2016) Wednesday

 

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To summary what I think about the Manchester Animation Festival 2016. It is a good experience for me to go on this event to know about more in the animation industry. My favorite part of this is the  Making if Ethel and Ernest it caught my attention and I really find this interesting as well as the short film that they show to us.

 

 

 

Influence

Claude Monet

I choose him as my influence and inspiration; because of his art work that he has done during his period of time.He was “one of a group painters who created “Impression”.  I remember during my high school days in the Philippines my art teacher shown us Monet’s painting in the class. During that time I was amazed  on his painting especially the ‘Water Lilies’. His texture using his brushstokes, I notice that his technique which vary from think to thin, with tiny dabs light, adding contours for definition in all his painting, he also working the colour form dark to light.

 

Tim Burton

His one of my favorite director of all time. One my favorite Tim Burton’s movie would be the “Corpse Bride” it was released in 2005; this shown the truly and uniqueness piece of movie because of his art work. In all Burton’s movie you will know from the start that this is his movie because of his”dark and Gothic” stop motion film this is his trademake and people will remember him.

 

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is one of my favorite Japanese director; he is Japan most successful filmmaker cultural exports. In 2001 film “Spirited Away” the story is all about “a young girl exploring a bizarre fantasy realm to find a cure for her parent”. This captive and inspired me because as a daughter who I love and I willing to do everything for my parent just to save them. This is film won the “Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003.” I believe that this film deserve to win the title because it have amazing story that inspired young children and adult as well. The film aimed at children, with a sophisticate theme that are really suitable for children.

 

 

 

Takashi Murakami 

I went to Tokyo Japan in 2010. I went to see Murakami he is the biggest “contemporary art in Japan”. According to his pointed out that, unlike the west, Japanese artists have used flat, in which his 2-dimensional imagery for centuries and continue to use it in anime and manga, to this day. As a biggest fan of Japanese culture I learning the most Japanese artist they are using “post-war pop culture” in Japan they come up with the super-flat art movement. This mean  the “Superflat, a term coined by artist Takashi Murakami to denote his anime-inspired style of art, is used by other artists in Asia and abroad.”

 

Robert Wise

He is the an “American movie director and producer”. He has direct of one amaze film and one of my favorite classic film of all time; the Sound of Music”.  Why I like this film so much even though that this is old classical film it’s about love of life, trust, family, friendship and partnership is genuinely inspiring and rings eternally true. I could say that I have watched this film several times which I really enjoy watching it until now.

 

 

 

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Creative Future Week

For me creative future week is a unique experience and wonderful opportunity. It is really a privileges to met different lectures during this creative future week they present a presentation about how they start from scratch and become a successful they are right now. They also shown us the art works that they have done how they creative it and they talks about how they get paid.They also talks about jobs that helps us decide what career path when we are finish university, this gives me the ideas what we want to do in the future. 

I, therefore conclude that during creative future week this give me the clean understand what are the jobs and careers what I want when I finish university. As, a student this is a great opportunity to attend this conference this me the knowledge.

London Trip

During my experience during London Trip; it was really a privilege to go on different animation studios like (Framestore, Bluezoo, Lupus, Elf factory, and Nexus Studio).

 

It is a great experiences for me to know how they do there animation, I never thought that it would be complex and detailed to do one series of animated films and commercial. I notice during my visited in different studios I found out that working as team is really essentials to do create a good animated video. All the companies we visited they talk about the opportunities and career ahead for us. I remember during the talks they told us about applying a job after graduating, we need to focus on the area that we are good at or what are the strength and specialization we are looking for. Also, all animated studio we when do shown us there work and how they make it.

I, therefore conclude during this trip in London gain me the confident to believe myself that I could became a good animator someday. Creativity is the important factory, also learning different software for example (Maya, Flash, Photoshop and many different software to create an animation). Like I said good team work is the key and main factory in making an animation (films and commercials). It is really interest and it was a great experience me for to visit such wonderful animation studio. During my venture around in London after the day of walk going to different animate studios. I myself have a venture with my own.

I went UAL: London College of fashion: since I love fashion I went to see there designs of clothing. This is the University the I dream when I was young; because fashion designer is the career path I wanting for myself. It is a privilege that I could went to this university to visit.

 

Also, I went to the famous 9 3/4 platform in King-cross station, this is the train station going to “Hogwarts” in the Harry Potter movie. Also, there is a store beside the 9 3/4 platform there is a store that selling Harry Potter stuffs and there used in the movies, souvenirs as well.

During the London trip this is me when I went home.

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