Guiding Myself Through The Jungle

The first response to a disruptive change in my life has always instigated feelings of uncertainty, stress and panic. So, when I experienced such a thing in my relatively new position in a relatively new job, I was more than surprised with the emotional truckload that followed. The job I applied and interviewed for was…

Unique Skillset? Where?

You know that question you will almost always get in a job interview, “What are your Strengths?” I hate that question more than anything. Or even writing a resume or cover letter, trying to sell why you should be hired, I hate that. So naturally, when being asked to talk about any unique skill/s that…

Major Work Progress

My animation has truthfully taken a difficult start. My first and foremost difficulty was comprehending perspective in cel animation. Upon consulting some academic articles, I found a particular camera technique in animation known as a pan, “Suppose that we wish to make a movie of a scene, taken by a camera rotating from left to…

Fluorescent Black TBC

Fluorescent Black was a roller coaster of ups and downs and although I couldn’t achieve the entire song as predicted, I am still overwhelmingly satisfied with seeing my vision play out before my eyes. I experimented with complex camera angles in cel animation form, which was an extremely tedious process, reasoning the half-way finish of…

Dying Elves: A Pitch Process

Dying Elves, the strategic fantastical table-top probability race game that touches the role-playing genre. Now that’s a mouthful. Dying Elves fits into the strategy and race genres as the core game loop involves strategically overcoming challenges & making decisions to collect a set of cards in order to get to a certain point on the…

Dying Elves: You or Them? Pitching it To You

Game Ideaology: A lesson about selfishness (choosing the dying elves or yourself) Dying elves is played on a grid space board where all character cards start in the middle along an x axis  The aim of the game is to either save the elves or save yourself. At the top of the board is the…

Pitching Fluorescent Black

I will be doing a hand-drawn cel animation music video for the song Fluorescent Black by Sorority Noise. The video is derived from an animation I have been envisioning since I was 14 years old and I hope  to bring this daydream to life and give it justice. It is an extremely symbolic journey of…

Deep Ocean Dive: An Animation

Upon reflection of my animation piece for Task 1, I believe I thoroughly addressed each criteria point to explore and investigate in Affect Effects and motion design principles. Implementation of Motion Design Principles I believe I have considered an extensive amount of motion design principles in my animation. I have utilized visual grammar exhaustively, with…

Animation Progress

My motion design concept is evolving as I continue to play and experiment with it. I believe at this stage I know what I want the motion design animation to look like, however it is actually delivering that on screen which is the challenging part. I have been considering the design thinking stages to assist…

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Motion Design Genius?

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina sequence effectively utilizes a range of motion literacy fundamentals from primary motion to basic animation principles such as follow through/overlapping. The main observations that can be made about this sequence is the secondary motion (camera) occurring in between each segment of the clip in conjunction…