Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Olives & Pub Dog - Sketchy

Sketchy Showcase. Timing and Spacing. Well crafted storytelling that understands the audience.

Misery Bear - Roughcut

Animation. The Illusion of Life. Misery Bear. From the UK.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Animated Music Clip made with Coloured Dice

From a few years ago but still relevant in terms of creativity and inspiring creativity.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Animated Marine Plastic Music Clip

The second years are working on a community project based on the local fishing industry in Moreton Bay. The Brisbane River empties all the scrapings of sadness and grime of Brisbane's mouldy underbelly into the bay. There is the opportunity to craft some visual ideas on wider topics into a community project. Topics that would effect the decline of the local fishing industry.

Second years will possibly create an animated music clip later this year, so the first clip has double value. Sourced from a post by Ian Lacey.

An ocean environmental campaign that caught my attention when I was an animation student was "Rise above plastics":

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Love and Theft by Andreas Hykade

First year animator Jac and I were having a discussion in class the other day about animated video clips we had seen at festivals. I thought we were initially talking about the same film. We weren't.

The one Jac meant is posted on her blog; Ausschnitt by Maurice Hubner.

The clip below is the one I meant.

Interestingly they are both European based animation, and both by German animators.

Australian animators can be influenced quite strongly by mainstream United States style animation. But it is equally apparent that Japanese animation has a strong influence. If an animator has grown up watching the ABC, their influences, may be from the United Kingdom through imported BBC programs.

The excitement of being an animation student is to research and experience the wealth of the global animation experience. Sometimes finding the best animated film ever made (KJFG No.5).

Thanks to Trent Ellis from the Animators Alliance Australia, who hosted International Animation Day in 2010, for introducing me to this, I think, amazing film. It highlights what poets, playwrights and songstresses teach animators about finding a rhythm in our storytelling.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Shaun the Sheep Animatic

2nd years are working through their storyboarding sessions toward producing an animatic for their major project narrative (and community project as a group). The animatic (above) was created for an episode of Shaun the Sheep.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Margarita by HAMPA Studio

A 'making of' a traditional 2D animated film. It shows the planning including character designs, animatic, storyboard...