ACHIEVEMENTS

MARCH MEET THE MAKER: DAY TWENTY FOUR I've decided to post my top 3 achievements I have had in my life so far. The first being getting my Bachelor of Arts with Honours, First Class in Stop-Motion Animation and Puppet-Making. It took a lot of hard work throughout the 3yrs of my degree and there... Continue Reading →

Show and Tell ’17

Now that our course has ended and all our work has been handed in we had this final year exhibition to put together for Staffordshire University's Art and Design 'Show and Tell' Opening Night Friday 2nd June. We at the Animation Department decided to have the theme of Alice and Wonderland for our show. Specifically with a center table... Continue Reading →

Festival Plans

I plan to submit my final student film ‘Colour’ into various festivals through the online festival submissions company Withoutabox. This is as it is a system already setup for filmmakers such as myself to easily submit your films to any of the festivals that are involved in their company.  Of course, there are a few... Continue Reading →

Test Footage

Before I move on from the Pre-Production Stage to Production I must make sure that everything I have made works well for the goal I have set out for with each part. For example that the puppets move well enough to animate while still looking like my original designs. Therefore I test each part to... Continue Reading →

Assisting Puppet Makers

For Puppet Making I knew the process would take too much time if I were to make all four characters myself. And so I decided to make the main two characters myself and get assistance with the other two.   I got assistance from Giulia Marcolini making the red cat puppet. I went through beforehand... Continue Reading →

Puppet Making

This is the largest segment for me of the pre-production of this film as I took two armature sets and decided to scale them down (to make realistic child size to the set) rather than risking the set becoming too large by scaling them up. And so the first stage was in the metal workshop... Continue Reading →

Happy Easter

Having the rooster in an egg that rolls until wiggles to stop, cracking open and the rooster jumps out, letting out a cry with words ‘Happy Easter’ just as with the previous film, developing into an Easter Short. Researched into various egg designs to get an interesting pattern as I wanted something bright and colourful,... Continue Reading →

2017, Year of the Rooster

An online brief from Ross O’Donovan (@RubberNinja) on Twitter, deadline 27th of each month for possible Retweeting of work. Gives the work Twitter publicity as others follow and contribute. This first one with January 27th Deadline and the word ‘Rooster’. From the ‘Rooster’ word for this brief I wanted to work with 2017 as the... Continue Reading →

Synopsis

A girl bored of her monochrome Blue life, literally so being that she lives in a world of one coloured lands; Blue, Red and Yellow. She discovers her wonder for the other colours of the world when out for a walk in the park, her adventure guided by a bright red cat.

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 →

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