Making the Soundtrack

At the start of of November we had a networking event with some music students to pitch ideas to each other and form connections with them. During this event we listened to the musicians tell us their specialities and strengths. I had a look through the online portfolios that were provided. After looking through allContinue reading “Making the Soundtrack”

Modelling in Blender

Once we began designing all of the islands, we decided that each member of the group should model something each. So 4 of us modelled islands and Sophie modelled the Owl and rigged it. Personally I didn’t have much experience modelling in Maya before this project but I did have some experience modelling in Blender.Continue reading “Modelling in Blender”

Remote working

One of the biggest challenges this year has been working remotely. This is something that makes group work especially challenging since communication is a lot more difficult. It was essential that we created some sort of communication channel that we could all use to talk and send files. So we decided to use Discord. DiscordContinue reading “Remote working”

Brainstorming

To brainstorm ideas as a group, we created an online whiteboard that we could all collaborate on. After lots of brainstorming over a few days, we decided on an idea. Our main concern with this project is making something that is visually appealing and entertaining, since someone might only see a few seconds of it,Continue reading “Brainstorming”

My Experiments with abstract Animation

This week I have been playing with after effects to try and make some of my own abstract animations. I have been using Adobe After Effects and experimenting with the Trapcode plugin. After watching the making of the tunnel effect in the 70s Doctor Who intro, and the stargate sequence from 2001, I was inspiredContinue reading “My Experiments with abstract Animation”

Abstract Animation

This week we had a look into the history of abstract animation starting over 100 years ago with Thomas Wilfred’s Lumia, an effect created by shining light through a rotating glass plane with painted art work on, and then having the colourful light projected into view. This creates a very beautiful effect very far aheadContinue reading “Abstract Animation”