Thursday, June 19, 2008

Narrative Comic - Chess

In our narrative / comic book class, we had to develop a story for 2 to 4 pages.

Terry asked us to challenge ourselves with the design. My aim was to produce a greyscale comic that gradually gains colour as the story unfolds.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

EAP 1 - "Gran 2 Step"

gran scuttle - line test from Frank G on Vimeo.

This is my first attempt at an Essential Animation Principle (EAP). It is a perspective walk of an elderly lady who requires the support of a walking stick. The line tests shows about 8 steps and some added thinking as she sets off. But to get this assessment task done on time with key frames, colour and inbetweens, I have animated Gran only taking two steps. Hopefully you can see her personality in the way she moves?

Gran 2 Step from Frank G on Vimeo.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Jelly Shots - Interactive Flash Animation

I promised myself I wouldn't make a shooting interactive game. From that point, it was all I could think of. The original concept was to have jellyfish change colour when clicked by a box of jelly crystals. But that got boring quite quickly.

Some added influences that came into play were an Aardman jellyfish animation on, and that I was in a group of animators making animation for Surfrider Foundation Australia for one of Jane's class assessments.

I thought combining the interactive Flash assignment with the production of animation for a community group, or non government organisation (NGO), made sense.