I went to Paris for a university trip and recorded a few of the Parisian things and people I found interesting there through reportage.
Continuing to experiment with different animation techniques, I took a workshop in stop-motion animation and produced a 2D film made entirely from paper cut outs.
I made a quick animation using the rotoscoping method, it took me two days to produce two seconds of material, so I’ve got a while until I’m on A-ha ‘Take On Me’ level, but I’m pleased with the results!
I later had a sound workshop with Chris Reed from ‘Paper Cinema’ and added some music over the top to make that wink all the more sassy!
Here are the finalised images for my modernised version of Edgar Alan Poe’s ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ in the form of a comic strip. The illustrations were first drawn in charcoal and then manipulated on Photoshop. The narrative is not a linear one, in that the story is told through a series of flashbacks. To differentiate this from present time I have kept the flashbacks in black and white, and the present is represented through colour. The second page is a splash-page and hence would take up the space of two pages in a comic book format.
Had a great 2D animation workshop working with The Paper Cinema, if you haven’t heard of them before, they’re website is definitely worth checking out! http://thepapercinema.com
They perform live music and animation by using illustrated 2D ‘puppets’ in front of a camera. My group collaborated to make a humorous animation titled ‘Kentucky Fried People’, of which we really enjoyed creating! Hopefully I’ll be able to put up a link of the animation itself soon, but for now here is a few of our drawn puppets.
I signed up to a two day sculpting course feeling a little apprehensive with the hideous reminder of failing to model dried-out clay at secondary school. However I am so glad I did it as I was pleased with the final results for a first attempt in using sculpey. It was also nice to work in 3D for a change, just can’t wait to paint this baby!