Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Flying whale model sheet

I don't have a name for him yet, but here he is:

Monday, September 29, 2008

This is a bear, hello

The rotoscoping assignment involved using muybridge's walking man. Only problem is, well there were several. He had a moon walk effect, the feet had no weight to them and would slide backward for every cycle. Due to this it was not necessary to copy over every frame. There was also a strange lack of frame and a duplication of another.

Second rotoscope completed. I got tired of people, so I rotoscoped a cat instead. The only problem I encountered was that the cat actually stops in the frame at the end, so for looping purposes I animated him going off screen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

"Jump!" said the cruel audience to the one legged clown

Here's the in class version. The on your own is soon to come.

Just completed the second tutorial for the puppet animation required. I had fun with this. I have a little bit of experience doing puppet animation from back in Animation 2 class. My final project was all done in photoshop and after effects. After Effects makes puppet animation in Flash feel like putting together a 20 piece jigsaw rather then a 200 one. So I enjoyed this. Hope you like my mad dog hopping around in Hannah's gunflower world. Is it bandages, or a straight jacket? You decide!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dirigibles don't fall in love, they just fall.

Robyn Haley “Dirigibles don’t fall in love (w/t)”

Sound Effect


Blowing Winds and the slight ambient sound of water flowing.

Shot of the whale floating in the sky going about his business.

Blow hole noise (slight burst of air).

Close up shot of the whale blowing out clouds.

Seagull caws

Long shot of whale. Two seagulls fly by cheerfully intertwining their paths.

More seagull caws

MS of whale smiling

Fading gull caws.

Long shot of seagulls fading into the distance and over the shoulder shot of whale.

Ambient sea/sky sounds

CU of whale. Looks around.

Ambient sea/sky sounds

POV nothing is there but the sky and his clouds.

Ambient sea/sky sounds.

Slight whale sigh.

ECU The whale casts his eyes down in his loneliness.

Ambient sea/sky sounds.

MS. Whale spots something in the distance.

Distant sound of engine

LS. Slight zoom. A dirigible floats in the distance through the clouds.

Whale coo.

CU. Whale is pleasantly surprised. Assumes the dirigible is another whale.

Engine sounds and rushing wind.

LS. Pan. The excited whale flies next to the dirigible. It tries to impress it by blowing out a heart cloud.

Loud humming of engine.

MS of dirigible having no reaction.

Wind noises.

Cross cut of the whale looking perplexed.

Gleeful whale noise.

Cut to MS of whale and dirigible. The whale smiles at its idea and flies in front of the machine.

Explosion, flames, faint sound of people screaming.

MS. Instead of gently nuzzling it, the dirigible crashes into the whale.

Flames, faint sound of screams.

Down shot. The dirigible falls toward the ocean.

A splash.

CU. The whale looks absolutely mortified.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Flash examples

I stumbled upon Arthur de Pins twice in my life without knowing it. I voted for his short Revolution of the Crabs a few years ago for the Nicktoons animation contest. About a year later I discovered Geraldine on youtube through an animation channel. Once I saw his name in the credits I was able to find a full portfolio of his work. He is a great example of the new breed of Flash animators. The majority of his work is very well animated and designed. The main complaint I have with his work is that at times the movement is so fluid and ever moving that it looks like a horrendous use of motion/shape tweening. http://www.arthurdepins.com/petites_animsflash/NetClubAnim-s.swf

His short films are where it's at. Especially Revolution of the Crabs. Everyone needs to watch it.

A fair warning though if you check out his illustrative work be prepared to be a fair amount of disturbed. He has some raunchy drawings of a strange mixture of frog/chibi/pin up girls.

Flying Whales

Remember when I said it was hard to think of something when you were trying too hard? Yeah, it was a long time ago. Well in my slump while barely thinking at all I came up with what will be my premise. In a fifteen minute interval I numbly thought about things I like and some how whales came up. And they would be really cool if thew flew. So there you have it. My premise is about a flying whale. To be more specific a flying whale that creates clouds and falls in love with a dirigible.

As Max would say "aawoooo".

Sunday, September 21, 2008

premises due

"Blocks" are some of the worst experiences someone can have. They would be on a mediocre level of bad things that can happen to you, but none-the-less they are always frustrating. The premises are due tomorrow, and I don't seem to recall any handout, and each idea I have just hits a flat note at the moment. It seems when one tries too hard to make something good happen it never will be. So far my premises are:

1. A guy walking down cliché ave. (ie. falling pianos, open man holes, etc.) and narrowly escapes each only to spontaneously combust at the end.
not quite sure if this will work. May be too complicated.
2. Box of kittens. Evil kittens.
eh. I'm bored already of this.
3. A guy is seen in a totally empty area and the only thing that gives it life is different beats and rhythm causing his appearance and area to change.
so far this is my favorite. It requires a number of backgrounds, but then is simple in terms of cycled dance animations. There's a lot of freedom with it. The major speed bump is what music I use. I may be forced to create my own.
4. Something involving a dirigible. I was thinking something classy, along the lines of a few rich men just standing about in a cushy area sipping tea tooting "what what, splendid day for an air ride what." until it zooms out to the scene of the dirigible hitting the building.
very classy, right? Perhaps a bit too simple though. Not sure if it will meet the required time length.

That's all I have at the moment..... I just don't know what to do.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Side effects may include bleeding eyes.

Bouncing Ball= not the greatest thing ever. Maybe to some. Also ease in and ease out capabilities on flash are decent, but not something I would particularly look in to again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Favorite Animation

My favorite animation? It's like picking what child you like the most; therefore it's easy. No in all sincerity there are so many favorites. I'm sure I can't list them all, but here are some samples:

"Best" so far

For the moment being I will have to provide a youtube video for what I consider my best animation. The rest will be dealt with later.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A brief introduction

Name: Robyn A. Haley

1. Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland
2. School: Savannah College of Art and Design
3. Major: Animation
4. 2d or 3d? - second dimension all the way.
5. Favorite Color: Purple and Green. That's right, there are two. Maybe even more. Who says you can't have more than one?
6. Favorite Food: Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and fine breads. When I make a meal, I always consider "now how can I incorporate cheese into this?"
7. Favorite Animal: Hawks?
8. Favorite Movie: honestly I can't pick.
9. Least Favorite Movie: Jumper. Though there are more horrible movies out there just as worthy of this title.
10. Favorite Band: Deep Forest
11. Favorite Artist: Alphonse Mucha
12. Favorite Book: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
13. Favorite Show: Dexter
14. Favorite Video Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Brothers, and Metroid Prime
15. My only weakness: bullets. Only sometimes stabbings and diseases.