Monday, 23 May 2011
Thursday, 6 January 2011
My animation or short film highlights smoking as one of the causes of cancer. It involves three crows. Two of them were smoking. A third crow called the Professor saw them smoking and advised them of the consequences of their actions which is that smoking can lead to cancer and then death. One crow finally succumbs to the effects of smoking and falls onto the bench and dies. The idea to use birds came from the newspaper article in the Metro-“The Caws of Cancer”. When I read the article I found it to be hilarious. The adverse effects of smoking and cancer have been in the media recently. This and the government policy to ban smoking in public places influenced me to use this topic for my short film.
Sunday, 30 May 2010
I chose this idea because it’s an opportunity to show and prove to the audience that meeting people who are acting weird and silly should not be judged in a discriminatory manner before understanding the reason for their actions. I have autism (disability) and I have personal experiences about being misunderstood. I used myself as a character telling a story about being born with autism and having problems and making mistakes before people understood and offered help and support.
Sunday, 14 March 2010
On completing my research I chose three celebrities because I liked their music. I listen to their music to relax. However I then reduced the celebrities to one to complete my project because of the deadline. The research also helped me with my ideas for example a train line resembled the notations of music. Therefore I decided to use a train line and the musical notes to represent it.
I then decided to use symbols to depict the particular celebrity e.g. money to represent the celebrity-50 Cent. Having identified the symbols I decided to show the musical notes being transformed into the symbols. I chose a light background to enhance the symbols that I used. At the end the chosen celebrity 50 cent comes alive. The softwares I used were Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Stop motion, and After-Effects. I ensured that the ‘animated project’ lasted for fifteen seconds.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
In my web design project I created a website. The theme was “Mutation”. I used a software called Dreamweaver to create my website and Photoshop for making my own pictures and letters.
I used Photoshop to create buttons and pictures for front covers, letters as titles. I saved my Photoshop pictures as “save for web” for gif or jpg.
It didn’t worked well because I had to resize one of the pictures as it was too big and I mixed up my files from different folders.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
I’m in a group project called ‘Bringing to life’ with Tracey, Joe and Dmitri. We are creating an adaptation of a story “Kapp’s Last Tape”.
We talked about who was working on what. Joe and Dmitri worked on shooting / stop motion and Tracey and I worked on Flash.
I think it went well because we talked and gave our ideas to each other. We discussed what we were supposed to do with our work and it took a few days for us to decide.
Some days we were not able to work together because of sickness, long journeys and other problems.