Wednesday, 4 May 2011

My First Ever Animation :)


Final Animation.

There are two versions of my final animation, they are the same but the music is different I have not yet decided which music to use.

The first option is the first 24 seconds of the music.


The second option is 2 minutes into the music where there is a change ing the music at the end to co-inside with the kite falling.


Tuesday, 3 May 2011


Below are still for my final piece. 

She unravels the kite.

The kite starts to get pulled by the wind. 

The kite gets pulled around.

The wind stops and the kite starts to fall.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Storyboard Development.


I picked fun, youth and sun for my three words. So I have looked at things that you like to do when your a child and an adult. I have concentrated on biking, roller skating ( you hear about every body roller blading in L.A and places like that) and kites.


Ride A Bike.

I have included bikes because it is something people of all ages like to do on a hot summers day. I however don't think I will use biking in my animation.   

This is my favorite, a little girl is riding down the hill with people watching, there's a ramp, she jumps it. She does three summer salts and stop to poke her tongue out at her unwanted crowd.

Fly A Kite


When you go to a British beach there full of shops selling, floats, blow ups, sweets, and KITES!! I always remember going to the beach with my family and us buying a kite and flying it all day on the beach, but it would always crash and break and you would have to get another one.


I've included clips from Mary Poppings because it has a hole song devoted to kite flying, not just children, but adults and old men!


Character Design.

I have made these characters using EVA foam and felt.

Flying a kite is not just something I liked to do when I was a child, its something you like doing as an adult as well, and I'm sure there are many other people that like to take there children to the beach and pretend there buying a kite for there children but its really for themselves.

I have done a simpler version, this is similar to the Kate Nash video, I really like it. I could do this as a flip book, cell animation or stop motion. I also think it might be a nice touch to do this in sand.    

The clip of music I would use for the above kite animation.


The Storyboard for this animation and music.

Music Video's For Inspiration.

I love this video, it's so simple, cute and lovely. The music seems to be sad but the lyrics are beautiful and the animation compliments that. It is a stop motion animation, I could use this it would create a great final piece. 


Again the animations are beautiful and compliments the music but it is very different to the Kate Nash one as it includes real life and animation. This could be a lovely effect on my piece, I am thinking of beaches for my piece I may be able to do an animation in sand? That would incorporate the real life aspect.


This video is completely animated and done on the computer, it is deliberately made to look pixelated. Its a great animation it completely fits the music, very upbeat playful and fun.


This animation by Hed Kandi's designer Jason Brook's its great and I have included it because of the beach theme, parting, drinking having fun and being young, which all fit with my music. However I don't think I would use this idea in my peice.


Gorillaz is a perfect example for inspiration for this project because the band is completely animated! Its not a real band, the music is mostly electronic the voice is adjusted using computers, there are no people representing this band, just characters created for it.