Over last summer I worked on Eno project. I chose the opera Satyagraha to develop fiction animation story. I inspired by the connection between Gandhi and his followers such as Dr. Martin Luther King.
I started my graduation film with researching different animators’ work, I would like investgate what can I do within 3 mins. What’s kind of story can be explain clearly and how to explain within3= 3 mins.
Before Summer break, Shuan has showed us an amazing short animation Wind by Robert Loebel. This specific film inspired me a lot. It tells an interesting story and also show excellent animation techniques. I did some research about animator and his inspiration of Wind.
I also watched another his animation which is mush simpler but really good at timing. I watched it and analyse some movement, that I think is really helpful for my further work.
This link is gave by a friend, who is working in film industry and someone he knows made this ad by stop motion animation. And he said this piece of stop-motion animation can be thought as a good quality work at least in China, because most clients would not choose stop-motion to do their ad. I watched this animation, the background looks nice I really like it, but i am not sure about lip sync and body acting, they looks very rough. It seems like they spent most of time on making models. I understand that if client doesn’t want put a lot money into this then it cannot be perfect, it isn’t totally animator’s fault. I think it is the biggest problem for Chinese stop-motion animation.
This push acting took me the longest time during process. I am glad it looks smooth now. but if I can re do it, I would like to think more about the space of this images.
My BA friend just got a RCA print course offer, we used have many collaboration, we met up yesterday and she mentioned a print animator.I find his work on vimeo really like the way he telling stories with ink, shapes, acting and sound.
My mentor Denise Dean has been following my work, she gave me many advise about character acting, because of the heavey workload, I wasn’t able to fix all problems, but her advise are still useful and inspired.
I have been animating with TV Paint during this year mostly. I am think to involve more material or media in my following piece. 38-39°C is animated by Korean animator, Kangmin Kim. I see this work very beautiful, and it reminded my childhood memory about old style public spa that has been replaced recent year. I particularly like the background design and color.