Saturday, 2 April 2011

2nd Term Evaluation

 2,500 Word Essay: 
My question for this essay was to explore 'who crated meaning in the film; director or spectator?
I chose this question because it seemed the most interesting. I think a lot of us tacked the essay first before we got on with the rest of the course work. having studied A Level English i was pretty confident about the essay. It would just be putting my research skills to the test.

 3D Modelling Project: 
The aim of the project was to create a model, texture, light and render a scene based on a reference photograph of you choice. I chose to produce a macro image instead as it was much more interesting. In the end I ended up modelling 2 macro shots; one of a pen and a brush on my desk and the other a close up of my mac keyboard. I am very proud of being able to model, texture, and light a small scene. The process takes time and I found it very enjoyable.

 2D Flash project: 
The aim of this project was to get our hears around lip syncing and mixing animation with sound.
I feel character design is something that i really need to work on. It is definitely not on of my strengths and others on my course seem to excel. It did not help that I chose to do a squirrel as the mouth shapes were difficult to sell.
The end result is a very static

If I did the project again I would have developed a character that was easier to work with. I would also

 Experimental Animation project: 
The experimental project had a very open brief. At first I thought this was a good thing however too much freedom with a brief for me can be an issue and it was. Also we were not allowed to use a computer except to edit the piece together. I found it hard to come us with ideas and found myself lacking inspiration. In the end the project was neglected as as result of an approaching deadline.
To add further insult to injury there are those on my course who gained very good exposure that has opened up doors for them while my project, for me, the is the worst project I have ever produced in my entire life. I have not put this project onto my blog because I am ashamed of it and it does reflect my true creative ability. All I can take away from this is that I can only go up from here.

 After Effects Motion Graphics Project: 

Sketch Book Project:

University is very much a time management process. I found myself saying this at the end of the first term that i need to work on my time management. I pretty much had the same issues again this term and some projects were given more attention than others.

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