Animation Tests

Animation, Local Universe

Today I have been catching up on a few projects and decided to test a few ideas for my animation. I haven’t really known where to start this project and have found it a bit daunting but decided to just start with something pretty simple and hope for the best.

For my first test I’ve handwritten ‘Local Universe’ in different colours, then added plants growing around the text. To do this I’ve scanned each page and made one addition each time. I then used an on online gif maker, setting the speed to 450milliseconds between 72 images on a constant loop.localuniverse1
I really like how this has turned out! for a first attempt it went pretty smoothly. It is a little bit jumpy at times and the background changes colour at one point. Next time I’ll may a bit more attention to editing the images once the have been scanned. I think this test has been pretty successful overall and it was pretty quick to put together.

My second test is just two images that I’ve taken from my first test. I love how simple this is, I could totally use this technique in my final animation.
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Poster Ideas

Local Universe, Poster

For our Posters brief we were asked to explore print and create a poster. I wanted to use a play on words relating to London. One of the most common phrases used around London is “Mind the gap!” on London Underground. “Mind the gap” is ¬†an audible or visual warning phrase issued to rail passengers in the United Kingdom to take caution while crossing the horizontal, and in some cases vertical, spatial gap between the train door and the station platform.
Mind the GapAnother comically British issue is bad weather. Its currently grey and raining outside so I decided to focus on the shitty weather and came up with the phrase Mind The Rain.

Weather memeI want to use a mixture of letter press for the text and lino cut block printing for the rain drops. Ive created a smaller A4 coloured with ink, but need to experiment with letter press and layout much more before I get to a final piece.

Ive started testing some letter press ideas as well.