Saturday, 30 October 2010

Catch of the day, Week 4 CSM


Catch of the day from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.

key frames (catch of the day) from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.

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This week was all about pushes, pulls and lifts. Its Breca again! He's been out fishing for grub and he's dragging his catch back to his shack of a home. Breca doesn't like fishing- actually he doesn't like any manual work at all- but when he's forced to go he catches the biggest thing he can find, then lives of it for as long as he can. This time he caught a whale which will probably last him week. He also prefers to get things done quickly just so that he get back to his ale.
I've included a bit of process this time (for oschon esp) showing my different approaches to him moving towards the camera at perspective.
Some sound effects of sea gulls, waves and dragging on a pebbled beach would have gone nicely with this.

Collective life drawing

In life drawing this week we had to do a collective drawing exercise. Each person had about 5 mins to start their drawing, then we rotated around the class and drew on top of each others work, correcting and adding to them for about 3 minutes. We did this about five times before returning to finish off our original drawing again for 3 minutes. I am quite impressed with this outcome, cheers to all who added to it.  

Life Drawing. Week 4 CSM







On the northern line, week 4






Saturday, 23 October 2010

Follow Through and Anticipation Gag exercise. Week 3 CSM


super powerful kung fu jump from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.

This week we were asked to complete a follow through exercise, which essentially meant animating a ball bouncing up and down with a tail attached to it. We were also asked to animate an anticipation gag that included some stretch and squash principles. Our layout to follow was a man jumping onto a diving board then falling into water. 
I was kinda fed up of balls from last week so I created this character whose head is basically a ball. I then combined the two separate exercises into this rough animation, which adds a lil twist to the diving board.  I did have more elaborate scenes planned, but in the end this was the best i could do with the four days of animating i had to complete the task. 
However i was really pleased that it got a few laughs and a wonderful response at the crit. 

Life Drawing. Week 3 CSM




On the northern line, week 3






 
i wasn't as prolific in my life studies as i was last week but i shall blame that on the london transport tube network which was in turmoil this week! delayed trains, cancelled services and over-crowding! honestly how am I supposed to work in these conditions!! ;)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Flash and Wacom test. week 2 CSM


flash animation test from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.

So after having my fill of bouncing balls i decided to go off on another tangent and experiment with my Wacom tablet and flash. Its a very simple but this is the first time i have ever used a Wacom and its also my first attempt at animating directly into flash. Quite a helpful test that may come in handy later in the year.

Balls of fury. week 2 CSM


bouncing ball 1 from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.


bouncing ball 2 from Frankie Swan on Vimeo.
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Sketching a Crit

I was paying attention to everyones animated balls but i also couldn't resist trying to capture as many attentive poses as possible. perspectives a bit off though. 

The start of life drawing, week 2 CSM










On the northern line, week 2