18/03/2018

I took the opportunity of this induction into laser cutting to create panels (as tests for potentially making pieces fore the Caravan Theatre) for a 'Wind in the Willows Episode Calendar.

These four panels relate to the seasons, i.e. one for each, and listed are 13 epis...

18/03/2018

Now it's time to get down to shooting at London Metropolitan University almost full time for five weeks (while working on making the main body of the caravan out of plywood in-between).

A gallery here shows the setting up of a green screen and lights in a room, wit...

18/03/2018

Here is a selection of photos and images showing the development of the first animation tests of the puppet against green screen and actually performing part of the song, culminating in a final video showing the complete verse set in the autumn, focusing on my (the cha...

18/03/2018

I have produced these guides to help me with animating. All the mouths and hands have been numbered and 'pre-animation' will be planned out with the mouths according to the dialogue. This means that when I animate the character I can concentrate on body language (and s...

18/03/2018

This short video shows some initial camera tests for green screen removal, using Keylight in Adobe After Effects, for my MA Animation project on nostalgia.

There is some success here, although the automatic colour correction, built into Keylight within After Effects, do...

18/03/2018

This is a series of stills showing the setup in my studio at home. One half is where I work and do the animation tests, and will be re-making and maintaining the caravan theatre, while the other half consists of my 'Wind in the Willows' collection and, for now, the car...

18/03/2018

This shows further development of the puppet for my MA Animation project on nostalgia. This shows re-fabrication, in order to make him less plump and more skinny - like me!

18/03/2018

This is a montage (time lapse video) showing the fabrication of my puppet for my MA Animation project on nostalgia. It shows the development from armature, to using foam to build up the body.

15/03/2018

This image is a watercolour test, based on the palette and subject matter of Beverly Bush's illustrations for 'The Wind in the Willows'. The video shows the process taken.

14/03/2018

These are a series of charcoal drawings based on photos I took of two key places from my childhood - my first home, from birth until I was 4 (33 Ash Tree Field, Harlow) and Latton Common in Harlow, near to my second childhood home (age 4 to 19). There is also a time la...

14/03/2018

Here's a video of the caravan (replica from the one from Cosgrove Hall's 'The Wind in the Willows') being hung in my study. It was getting in the way, so where better to put it than the ceiling??? Projection tests can also then take place for the continuation of my MA...

14/03/2018

Now back after my break in studies, which was due to an opportunity of working as an Animator on Aardman's 'Early Man' (2018 feature, directed by Nick Park) over the summer, I began by taking some photos of the snow we got in January 2018. These were taken at Harlow To...

14/03/2018

Selections of photos I took at Harlow Town Park, mainly of the views from the park benches. This is so i can combine these Summer photos with that of Autumn. Winter will  be done later in t he year (hopefully there will be snow) and Spring also.

14/03/2018

Here are a series of stills showing the development of the puppet. This includes fabrication of the armature using foam to build up the body (flesh), ans sculpting/[painting of the hair. The mouths are also numbered and the puppet is posed in various positions to see h...

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