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Archive for November, 2012

Research

Throughout this module I’ve been collecting research be it to do with animation in general, or the whole process of getting a job in the industry. There have been a few books that I’ve looked at that have been helpful but one in particular is a book that I came across last semester. It’s a book on the art of Storyboarding, and it has quite an in-depth section on preparing a CV for a job at an animation company; points that have been made during this module in writing a CV.

The book is called  Storyboards: Motion in Art by Mark Simon.

Animated Films that Inspire Me

When looking for ideas and inspiration when I am working on an animation, there are a number of films that I have found useful to look at, either with memorable characters, a great design style or a particular technique that can’t be found elsewhere.

  • Wall-E
  • Toy Story
  • Spirited Away
  • Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Aladdin
  • Akira

There are many others and I will update regularly if I need to add any more. I plan on going into greater detail on each film and why they have some significane and influence in m y own work.

Blog Introduction

This is just a short introduction to my blog, and what kind of content I plan on showing on here.

As I gain more experience with creating animated pieces, I hope to upload them onto this blog so anyone can view them. As well as this I hope to show some of the production aspects for my work as well, this will include character sheets and concept art, so every step of my work is recorded. I may also use this as a journal on new animations I create, so others can follow the production of a piece, as well as looking back at it once it is finished.

There is also an artwork section to this blog which will show pieces that I have done, either as practice sketches, or finished work.

I will also record any related items in this blog, such as my interview with Pixar storyboard artist, James Baker, and inspirational works that others may find useful.

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