Term 2 - Week 10 - Reflective Journal

December 3, 2017

The first week back, before the official start of the second term I believe, instead of having the students hang about twiddling our thumbs, had us working on a new project ahead of schedule. A welcome concept, as I am always for having more time to complete work. I was also pleased with our first briefing, the morph task, part of our principles project. The goal being to have two objects of our choice from a movie of our choice morph between one another in any way we wanted. I was fond of this idea as it gives us some creative freedom we were perhaps lacking in the first term, which is entirely understandable as we had to cover the basics which can be quite limited in their undertaking. However this time we were given full choice when deciding what would be moving and how it would move. In fact it was rather funny, in that given this much creative choice, I struggled to decide what I should create. I initially went for some iconic 'The Matrix' paraphernalia, but I eventually decided on the paper boat, and balloon from 'It'. I felt these would be simple to create, yet I could employ some interesting transitions between the two based on their shape. The only stipulation that it had to be between 50-75 frames, at 25 fps, and a defined colour scheme, which is of course no problem.

 

It was perhaps a little early for our research brief, as in we aren't provided with our research questions until later, however we were given the main theme for our project, which revolves around the important role of narrative within animation. 

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