Film Idea and Storyline

Goals This is my final year and so being this is to create my final year film. This is an important part of my student career as this is the main body of work I shall use in the future to advertise my skill sets in job applications. I find my career goals going more... Continue Reading →

Moving Forward

First good news of the week was the fact my personal Business Cards were printed and delivered and they are even greater than I had hoped. They are greatly unique and show the many crafts and creations of my work throughout many different projects. I have also been working further on some of my Production... Continue Reading →

A Long Time Away..

First of all I should apologize for the lack of updates the past year. I am still working on my degree in stop motion animation and puppet making at Staffordshire University. Just got my results back for the second year and I passed the year with a first. I am now on a summer break... Continue Reading →

A ‘Portmanteau’ Word

The first week project for second year of my Stop Motion Animation and Puppet Making degree is looking into portmanteau words. Making up our own words of two different words put together. Mine were: DRALU - dragon with the flu SEUNK - seal punk ELEIRD - a cross between an elephant and a bird or... Continue Reading →

09.02.15 – 15.02.15

Sculpture for Animation – This week I attached my sculpture wire frame to the wood block bottom and began sculpting my character's basic body on the wire. The character design task of this week was based around the theme of 'Urban Princess'. I tried to look into different ways in which this phrase could be... Continue Reading →

Week Three

Sculpture for Animation – We started class with an idea of picking out a series of words printed on slips of paper from a box and drawing these as two characters with these attributes. I got 'depressed, sick, young' and 'manic, healthy, old' two very contrasting styles and I believe I showed them well within... Continue Reading →

A Week of Workshops..

Sculpture for Animation – This week has been one of a personal study time in sculpture for animation and so I began working steadily on my ‘1960’s Cuban Skateboarding Boy’ sculpture. Stop Motion Pipeline – Throughout the week we have been learning about the different workshops and methods of making we can use throughout this degree in a... Continue Reading →

Starting into New Projects..

Sculpture for Animation - To get our first sculpture rolling this lesson we picked out a subject matter from a box to make random selection. Mine was found to be '1960's Cuban Skateboarding Boy' and so I began my research for character design by looking into 1960's skateboarding kids and found a great website full... Continue Reading →

Semester Two Begins..

Planning on update my blog more often from now on, New Year and all, must start with good habits.. 19.01.15 Lessons at university have started up again and I the course has now turned to my focus: stop motion animation and puppet making. This has begun with lectures on character design which I found rather... Continue Reading →

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