Friday, 9 March 2012

Ss2- Patience is important to produce best outcome

Great day once everything started going right,got back in the studio the lighting had changed and the set had moved then the tool for my rig was left at home. Once all the problems had been addressed i moved onto the next which was more of a challenge using my rig for the first time and green screening it.

For the action of it i decided to shoot it on 1's to get a smoother outcome and without it looking like it needs in-betweens, from what i did today i was very pleased all of it had nearly every animation principle with the use of bouncing a ball squash and stretch was the main one,attempting to exaggerate each and every pose to bring a much better outcome.

Reason being for the cliché  caption above basically the whole day has been animating one scene where so many things had to be watched and made sure nothing alters also with the use of green screen the one thing i had to remember was to always take two shots for every frame one being with green in one without.

all in all to evaluate my animation so far i would say that today had the most successful scene with the movement and the timing coming together nicely, also feel that i have been very critical on every scene but at the same time i want to be improving so I've decided not to dwell on something i don't like and go right to the end of the scene and once everything has been put together analyse it.

Oh yeh and I'm only going to Ray Harryhausen - myths and legends exhibition tomorrow! i am so excited saw some of his work exhibited in bristol before but not to this scale such a true pioneer for animation. Will be a great day off from a long week and spend some time around london, where there is chance to get any photos or sketches in i will post up as soon as i arrive back.



Entitled "Ray Harryhausen - Myths and Legends" - the exhibition focuses on the work of Ray Harryhausen and showcases the techniques he used to bring his Dynamation creatures to life.

The launch date was an extra special one as this was also Ray’s 90th Birthday.

Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan : new teaser

Ray is the father of modern day special effects. Without his imagination and wonderful fantasy films made in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s there would probably be no George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Nick Park or Peter Jackson. It was Ray who inspired these fantasy filmmakers and it is to him that each one credits Ray as their inspiration.

Ray began his art after seeing King Kong (1933) and following his first feature film Mighty Joe Young in 1949 went on to develop a technique known as Dynamation, which is a process that allows animated models to be integrated with live action. Other films followed, amongst which were The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms(1952), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years BC(1966), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) and Clash of the Titans (1981).

These classic films 'starred' such creations at Cyclops, dragons, living skeleton warriors, a Medusa, a giant crab, scorpions and bees and of course dinosaurs.

The exhibition has been put together by the London Film Museum Advisory Panel including Leslie Hardcastle (founder of MOMI) and Jonathan Sands (Chief Executive of the museum), and with kind permission from The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.It was funded by the museum and a contribution is made to the Foundation on an ongoing basis.

The exhibition will be with us until June 2012 and is included in the entrance cost of the museum.