The hand in folder consists of three folders, one has all my illustrative sketches, the second has my storyboards and the third has my mood boards + written discriptions. The loose files consist of the animated 6s8f animation, the entire animatic of my storyboard, the abstract and written treatments in Word Format as well as a link to the blog on a plain txt file.
Inside the Mood Boards folder, I followed the brief and did the written description in a .txt format. However, this seems has to read and unproductive. I played with the idea of adding the word document in there also, and decided to do it regardless of brief specifications. If it’s not supposed to be there, hopefully it’ll just be ignored. I find the brief a little confusing on that wrong. What counts as a plain text format? (my guess is .txt and nothing else).
This is my finalised storyboard. It’s hard to know if it’s up to standard because getting feedback from Zoe isn’t the same as feedback from Melvyn. On panel 17 (page 3), I wanted to cut out that shot, but I didn’t want to faff about and waste time moving all the slides along one thumbnail just to get it looking neat and tidy. This is why I lowered that thumbnails oppacity and wrote ‘cut’ in bit red letters. Hopefully this is an acceptable thing to do.
Another question I had, was handwritten text. I tend to prefer hand writting everything, it helps me concentrate and remember information better and overall, I believe, it creates a more personal, intresting look. However, due to not being able to receove the green-to-go from Melvyn, I’m a littlw unsure as to whether that’s something that’ll mark me down. I like it, therefore I’m keeping it, but I wish I could know if it was okay.
When Melvyn cancelled his 1-2-1 session with us, we grouped together (Curtis, Ryan, Reece, Heather, Charlotte, Handyn and I) and did semi-presentation 1-2-6’s instead. It was a very useful and helpful experience where we all got to discuss our successes and failures in a safe environment. This also gave us a change of offering feedback and critically analysing our own work as well as others and aiding with any problems or confusions.
On Tuesday, because we were worried about who we would be presenting to today, we got together (Marta, Reece, Charlotte, Heather, Haydn and I) to present our presentation as practice. It also gave us time to examine what everyone else had done for their presentations and to smoothen our any bumps.
This is probably the first 2D animation I did and felt a sense of pride in achieving. I’m certainly not the best animator, but I try. Regardless, I really enjoyed this process and am glad this is the outcome of all my hard work.
The sound really adds to it, and let’s me slide it seemlesssly into the animatic.
I’m actually really pleased with the tail flip. I found the bounce a little difficult and it might not be perfect, but I’m happy with it.
I’m now going onto the colouring. How exciting!