These items are related to my studies at Quinnipiac University where I am currently pursuing my masters online in Interactive Media & Communications. Expected 2020.
SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 8 OF “ANIMATED STORYTELLING” BY LIZ BLAZER Up to this point we have done a lot of work preparing for our projects, defining the project, developing the story, structure, sound and design assets and exploring through story […]
Summary of Chapter 6 and 7 of “Animated Storytelling” by Liz Blazer Soundscapes Sound does 80% of the story telling work. It is a very powerful element, Even if you only have a background track on a slideshow, your music […]
Production Notes: I kinda like getting my family involved in this stuff, if not, they think I have lost my mind playing with their old toys! I wanted to combine all the epic toy battles I ever had in […]
This week in my “Motion Across Media” class with Prof. Kent Golden was all about pre-production. Developing the story and getting all the elements in place to have a successful animation/motion project. I came up with three ideas for short […]
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!