These items are related to my studies at Quinnipiac University where I currently pursuing my masters online in Interactive Media & Communications. Expected 2020.
Exploring the World of Stop Motion Animation With this post I really wanted to show a variety of stop motion styles that I enjoy and are found everywhere. From feature films, cereal advertisements to museum installations, I selected some pieces […]
Summary of Chapter 4 and 5 of “Animated Storytelling” by Liz Blazer In Chapter 4 of “Animated Storytelling” Liz Blazer demonstrates how color is a very powerful element in any animation. Used correctly, the element of color is just as […]
For our second assignment, we were asked to create cinemagraphs. I found that creating a cinemagraph is all about great masking. I learned that getting good footage is not that easy. Nothing like going out with a webcam, a tripod […]
Summary of Chapter 2 and 3 of “Animated Storytelling” by Liz Blazer In our previous summary, we talked a little about how to begin your animation project with a plan. It seemed like we would never get to the “fun” […]
We were asked to create three animated .GIFS. Since it was Halloween, I decided on creating a series of animated tarot cards. Cut out and onion skinning animations were used. The animated .gif is a great format for short looping and simple animations. I had so much fun with these, I wound up creating a series of six. I may add to these next year!
Summary of Introduction and Chapter 1 of “Animated Storytelling” by Liz Blazer Good animations, both character driven films and motion graphics, require planning. According to Liz Blazer, author of “Animated Storytelling” there are three major considerations before you even begin […]
I admit that was a .GIF snob. I associated the animated .gif (Graphics Interchange Format) images with bad website design. I started working on websites during the browser wars. There was no consistency on what a user experience would be. […]
I am looking forward to my next class “ICM504, Designing for Motion Across Media” with professor Kent Golden. This course covers the concepts of motion design across multiple platforms. From what I can gleen, we will be storyboarding and creating our own animations starting next week with an animated .gif. It is funny how each class makes you change gears mentally…
A guide to personal well being and productivity in the attention economy. Introduction Protecting yourself and loved ones from the negative effects of pervasive technology is becoming difficult. Technology is ubiquitous and is impacting every facet of our lives. It […]