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Archive for September, 2012

Morphing animation assignment

This is an assignment for my animation 1 class.


Figure as Landscape Final: Post 4

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This is my final product for my design for media project, figure as landscape.  I have added additional hands to the video to add a larger variety of textures.  Color changes have been made to the existing hands to increase contrast between fingers.  I have also added some affects to the lighting in order to achieve an underwater look.  I animated human eyes to look like fish and added these creatures in to the video as well to interact with the scene.

This is the color scheme I followed


Figure as Landscape Demo: Post 3

Look closely. That’s not coral. It’s HANDS AND FINGERS!

This was made with a mixture of photoshop and aftereffects.  I used a photo of fingers and the “puppet tool” to animate them.  I am considering videotaping hands as well and editing them in to add more variety to the types of movement.  Also, I think the hands are becoming a bit too indistinct.  Adding more hands to the foreground might make recognition easier while still being subtle. Changes to color may be needed to add more contrast.  If I have time, I may make the “eyefish” (fish designed from human eyes) as well.


Anticipation Practice

Some anticipation practice for my animation1 class.

First Storyboard

This the first time I have done storyboard art.  It is 30 seconds of a larger story.  The slideshow above just shows the pictures.  For more information on the timing and details on the scenes click the pdf. storyboard2

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Manual Photo Practice

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I had to wait for the rain to stop to take these, but the weather actually worked t my advantage.  Thanks to the rain I got some nice pictures of water droplets on the plants.  The camera I borrowed also had a great zoom that allowed me to take pictures of sparrows without them flying away.  Check out the slideshow above.

Figure as landscape: Post 2

I chose Catherine Unger and Jenny Dolfen as inspirational artists for my color themes.  Catherine Ungers colors schemes tend to be complimentary or accented analogic.  Most of the colors fit smoothly with each other, but she includes accents of a complimentary to add interest to her pieces.  To see works by Catherine Ungers click this link .

Jenny Dolfen often uses monochromatic colors, or analogic colors that are very close on the color wheel.  However, with this limited palette seems to strengthen her pieces and give them a harmony of their own.  To see Jenny Dolfen’s work click this link.

Below are the color schemes I have made based off of these artists.

I have tried placing my second color scheme with my first idea to observe the look.Image

I have been experimenting with some new methods for my second idea, such as placing the landscape scene underwater instead of in a dessert.  I also started mixing the fourth color scheme shown with this idea.Image