The final week introduced CGI, digital animation with the task of downloading free 3D software to create a room which told the viewer about the occupant, to move around the room and use ‘3D assets’ (ready digitised objects) . . . this didn’t interest me.overlap actionI chose instead to use my own desktop, across the front of which I moved my camera. With an artists’ wooden model, desk lamp and sheaf of stick figure drawings, I created a narrative. I used ‘locked frame’ digital camera progressing to stop-go movement of the 3 chosen objects. blog


The timing could be better.


The course is now over. I have been happy to use this 4 week Prospectus for the NFTS where I was introduced to Movie Maker, Vimeo, and other animators. I shall enjoy improving and using my new-found animation skills.


Enjoy my little animation . . .



Animation Third Week

Using what I have learned so far and having bought plasticine, I decided to do a ‘proper job’.

1. made three plasticine figures thinking of character and plot

2. made a ‘set’ – cardboard box, backdrop drawn in charcoal, photographed, edited on photoshop, printed, stuck in cardboard box. Background

3, Practise run – camera lens had too ‘wide’ a view so, bigger set needed next time, plasticine collapsing

4, put figures in fridge to ‘chill’ PLAN – use digitization, stop-go all in real 3D

5. applied LIGHTING, removed figures from fridge, still falling and bending, used wire as armature, made fat feet. This worked . . . just

6. MOVED CAMERA while filming set in DIGITIZATION, switched to STOP-GO for action changing camera POSITION twice.

7. Edited out several frames in Vimeo