These items are related to my studies at Quinnipiac University where I am currently pursuing my masters online in Interactive Media & Communications. Expected 2020.
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!
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. […]