Sunday, February 22, 2009

Well it sure is busy at the mo! End of half term and in need of a holiday. Boy oh boy. However, I've finally got round to putting into action a new year resolution and got my portfolio website off the ground with work in special effects, storyboarding, sketchbook, showreel etc all in one place.
It's early days yet, but would love to hear what you think!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Anim8ed training at Ferens Art Gallery

One of the highlights of Anim8ed Stories for me has been devising and delivering animation training workshops for museum staff and primary and secondary teachers. The day culminates in a practical workshop where people put into practice the days experiences in a practical animation test, inspired by one of the museums collections. In January we ran the training event at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. Teachers made animated pieces inspired by Conroy Madox painting - The Theorist. The groups had just 1 hour to make their films, with no prior animation experience. The resulits were so exciting I thought I'd share them!

My group combined responded to the mixed media and impressions of reality in the painting by using pixilation and cut out animation.

Digital artist, Simon Collins, group referred to Richard William's memorable phrase for all animators to remember - Keep it Simple Stupid (KISS)

Primary School Teacher, Jess Wolff's group used cut out animation combining objects and drawn elements.