Friday, 16 March 2012


I have chosen to work on the Kino 10 Brief, I believe i have worked really hard on completing this animation. At first everyone have very same ideas of using cameras doing it 3D, I thought to my self that it would be time consuming for me to use 3D, and instead focus on 2D so I could get on with my other animations ASAP. After animating Kino, I looked for sound clips and edited  it and made my own drum beat by cutting clips and putting it together on a loop. I am quite impressed of myself that I was able to make a beat. I used free sound effects for the rest.

Final Kino10 Animation

I have shown the development/evolution of the cameras by quickly transforming the character as the screen distorts, this style is like a mix of battlefield 3 and transformers where the screen distorts. I have kept the background quite simple like looking into a tv with noise in the background. the ball is meant to be the "O" in Kino which the camera is running after and filming it.

These are some very helpful tutorials that helped me accomplish my animation. the tutorial is kinda hard to understand so it took quite a while to finish it. Had some difficulties with my laptop because it kept crashing every time I pre render and render. It took quite a while to finish render aswell because of some new effects used.

I found the grid effect quite very useful, I never knew I can make 1 very easily instead of going to photoshop and drawing it manually.

This is my first test render of my character run cycle

Character design:
We was told to design characters in illustrator separating each limbs in different layers so it would be easier to animate. after trying out a run cycle. I imidiately  thought of having this in my final piece and improved on it.

This is my first animation of Kino10, the battlefield 3 effect has inspired me to imitate it and make it my own because it suited for the kino project. I have made this animation by editing the word kino in photoshop and distorting it manually by cutting it and adding filter effects like noise and wind effect to make it look like its moving from left to right. after doing it frame by frame, I import it to after effects and added in an effect called artifact which makes it look even more distorted more noise and movement to it. To complete this animation, I added in a footage of a street in Birmingham which represents where Kino originated from.

Final Kino 10 Animation 2
With color corrections

Without color correction

Kino Battlefield 3 Effect with artifact

Kino Battlefield 3 Effect 
Without artifact

These are some images of my frame by frame editing in photoshop

Italian Month Animation

I have chosen to work on the Italian month brief just to warm up my animation skills, I wanted to quickly finish this animation so I would have more time animating the other briefs and start of the other modules.

Final Italian Month Animation

I have added in "Italian Month" at the end of the video to make it clear what it is about

This is My finished animation of Italian Month, I have found this animation quite a challenge because I have found difficulties animating the noodles which will be explained later, I took quite a long time just thinking of the right idea for me because my other ideas were very common, most people have the same ideas as I have, Finally I sticked  to this and I am quite happy about the result. I have kept my animation eye catching, not so much detail but keeps the eye moving which gives an appeal to the viewers.

This is a tomato I drew, it took ages for me to draw. I tested comparing this with a real photograph and animate it and doesnt make any much difference, so I have used photos for the rest which will save me some time. I was finding a way to use a repeater on an image like this, but turns out that it only work on text. So I had to go to photoshop and make a circle using the images.

This is one of the difficult stages I've encountered animating a noodle tracing an image. But finally I managed to do it, I had help from Keanu Jones, he teached me a simplier way to animate a noodle just by using repeater on text using "0000000's" and adjusting the tracking the space between letters so itll look like a straight line. I have learnt in class to use color overlay and bevel and emboss to color my text instead of going to photoshop and drawing it there which would take all of my time.

This is my first attempt to animate a noodle going round an image. It took me hours to complete, key framing every frame using puppet pin tool. it doesnt  even move the way I wanted it to and took me 3 goes to neaten it up.

This is just a simple animation test, learning how to use 3D on after effects, adding depth to show shadows, learning how to use illustrator files imported to after effects.

Business of Animation Module

New Module has began, New challenge.
Its quite a  lot of animations to be done in a short amount of time, but fear not, we are allowed to pick a few briefs and work as hard as much as u can to improve it.

My idea is to work on 2 to 3 animations so I can balance my work for this module and the other module because I am working with a client.

3 Small briefs
(5-15 second advertisement)

-Street food Month
-Sugar Rush Sundays
-Italian Month

3 Live Briefs
-SEGA, 20th aniversary of sports interactive
-BLKY, mobile inbox content design
-Kino10, promo 

More extra live projects in moodle.

These are some few examples Ron has showed us during class, unfortunately i wasn't there, I was working as a BCU Ambassador. I got these video links from class mates. These are Ron's  Animation work

Italian Month

Sugar Rush

Street Food

These are some few animation, inspirations, and some influences I might use.

I picked this Russian Dancing men animation because I like the artwork style, it is very simple, the use of 3 colours works really well. I studied graphic design in college and studied about Russian and Graphic designs and it is one of my favorite styles. the way they relate their messages are so straight forward and gets your attention. I can try imitate its style in my work later on

I liked this animation because of its characters, it is so simple to make. It is so eye striking which makes the audience find it very cute and memorable

These are some of my favorite info graphics... it is very clear and easy to understand. when making my animation, I have to make sure it gets the message across to the audience

This is a wonderful find by Andy Mo about motion graphics, thisll really help me think about my ideas, design, timing, dynamics, etc...