Sunday, 22 December 2013

Banyan Island

Being home has been lovely but extremely distracting.
So works being going slowly but surely.
Here is how I've spent my evening ...

So this is the Banyan Island that my characters will be living on.
I love how this has turned out, I can't wait to start making this thing !
But without realising I've coloured it :/
In my story, their floating island home, it's completely white. This is because they're floating in space near the moon to keep an eye on Earth. The reason for being white is so that they blend in with the other stars. Plus I've always wanted to make a completely white set.

So although it looks lovely with my characters above here.
It will infact look more like this below, which kinda looks dull.

We shall see what happens.
Always good to see both options though.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Thought I'd change up my schedule and get my characters in the Christmas Spirit :)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Introducing The Characters ...

Been teasing far too much, I've had these final designs for a few weeks now, still playing around, but here they are. Hope you like them !

The Title Logo I'm liking so far out of my Designs.

Here are my 3 characters ! 
(Ignore the Tortoise, Just kept him there because he's cute)
We have The Twins Good Karma and Bad Karma, Obviously one is nicer than the other. Not sure on colours yet, but was messing around with different patterns and textures here to see what they could look like. And the Purple Character is someone special at the end of my short story.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Peeks at the Set

Yes, I'm making another tree. A Banyan Tree floating around.
Really enjoyed making my last tree for Hole A In One last year. So why not make another one.
Finishing up my storyboard ready for my animatic ...
I feel my After Effects skills need to improve ... FAST !
Getting even more excited now I've settled on my set.
Next post I will show you all of the Characters.
 Hopefully they will all be coloured up !
Also might throw in some screen grabs of the Animatic so you can get a feel of whats going to happen!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Twins !

Scratch that last character, my story has changed yet again. My main characters are now twins, you can probably guess what they do. Well this one here is Bad Karma. 
Finally got my story now I think ... Lets hope.

And the characters have powers ... Oooo !

Sunday, 24 November 2013

And Another ...

Another Character !!!! Maybe ...
After many different drafts of my story I think I have one which works. Will receive feedback tomorrow and will hopefully get a my story sorted soon.
Making it my mission to keep posting regularly.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Quick Up Date

Major Project of my final year is away.
I have been drawing all sorts of characters for my story. This is one of my favourite as I may have drawn her a potential side kick !
After my feed back, and when I know where I'm going with this I will update more details !

Monday, 11 November 2013

Mime Project

Been Animating a Mime Project for Uni. And my idea is nothing special, just a man with some bubbles. The idea of the project is that we add After Effects afterwards to make it come to life. So I messed around with a few things like green screen, motion tracking and morphing objects together with the help of many Youtube tutorials. Seriously would be so lost otherwise as After Effects certainly isn't my strongest point. The programme is very new to me, but I'm learning and starting to enjoy it a bit more now. So here is my finished video. 

As it is just a quick project, just a basic armature is used, this is an old armature made by Malvern Armatures

(Excuse the poor quality not sure what I have done :P)

Also I am now starting my Major Project of my Third Year ! I have two stories in mind, one I'm more keen on as I've been talking about it for a while now. But this certain animation by Mikey Please caught my eye, and its just stunning ! I really want my film to be in this style. 

If you get a chance look at the Making Of video, worth a watch !

Monday, 23 September 2013


I have to admit my summer hasn't gone completely as planned as I wanted to fill it with projects like last year. But I have had some time to draw peoples birthday cards and any other requests so check them out HERE. 
Below is my favourite request drawing I've done this year, for my lovely friend Sophie. Obviously inspired by Miley, just thought I'd make Sophie's vision come true in some sort of form ;)
Happy Birthday for the 4th October !!!

Also !!! Uni starts up again, that means lectures start next week. So more updates to come with the easing in projects ... and MY FINAL FILM !!! 
very excited as I have had one idea with me all summer. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Last Day Of Filming !

Last shot in place and then full days of editing  !
Looking forward to the Glammies too !
Check out Hole In One tab to see the making process of the film.
Also I've been filming along side my Stop Mo class mates you must check them out too !!!
-2nd Year-
Amy Thomas
George Carman
James Carlisle
Sean Gregory

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Malvern Armatures

The New Malvern Armatures 

(Print screen of the homepage)
Here is where I purchased all of my armatures, some ready to be bulked up and animated, and others you can order to make yourself with easy to follow instructions. Very reliable and quick postage !!! 
Have a peek !!!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Hole In One

Meet Keith Johnson

He's a short tempered retired boxer who wants to full fill his last task on his bucket list, which is to achieve a 'Hole In One' and get his name on the wall of fame at Puttenham Golf Club.
Without this already sounding hard enough, there is a playful fox cub that lives on the 18th Hole that gets in his way. You can see him in my title at the top of this blog.

I'm now in the making stages of both characters, props and set. I hope to keep up regular posts throughout this project.

And anyone interested in making the music for this little story you can contact me on my email.
I will forward on my Animatic.