30 Apr 2010

My Film Has Begun To Exist!

So here, as promised is some animation I did today. It has a few wobbles and knocks, but as the first real piece of stop motion animation I have done since roughly last January, its not too bad.

Hope everyone likes it!
Though it seems Vimeo has compressed it a bit weird.

29 Apr 2010

Animation Has Begun

So, the animation as finally begun.
However, me and George spent most of the day trying to get the new digital SLR cameras to do what we want. Eventually we got it, and I managed to animate a little bit. It's ok, though I'm probably going to redo it tomorrow. Main thing taken from today, new knowledge of cameras and Stop Motion Pro, and that it is very possible to fall asleep in the uni bar. This animation lark is tiring, and I reckon we'll be the living dead before too long.

Hopefully a video tomorrow!


20 Apr 2010

Some More Stuff

Work is continuing (obviously) on the Raiders. Though enthusiasm is waning.
Meanwhile I found another image from Edambusters.

This is 'Red' Lester.

Might put up some Raiders stuff later.

13 Apr 2010

A Day to Make You Make That Sort of 'Tsss' Hissing Noise That You Make When Somethings Gone Wrong But You Don't Want to Go Nuts in Public About It

Bit of a lame day today. Attempted casting the first of the final monkeys. It went disastrously wrong, to be honest it couldn't have got much worse unless I'd cut my hand off in the process. The foam didn't really work very well, was too sticky and made the mould very hard to open. When it was finally opened, the mould had cracked and the monkey looked like some hideous burns victim with bits of foamy flesh hanging all over the place. Needless to say I wasn't best pleased.

However I tried animating him as he's useless for anything else, and he animates very nicely indeed, probably testament to my ace armature making skills (!)
Here's the video. I like the nose wiping the best

And here's some photos showing the extent of the horror.