Friday, 2 December 2011

Lizard Juice sneak peak

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This is the first three scenes rendered of my Lizard Juice Animation. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

lizard juice

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testing animating the walk on the lizard, with the rig paul whiting did for me xxx

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Animatic. lizard juice

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My animatic for the new animation i am about to do called lizard juice.

Friday, 21 October 2011

whistle

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this also was another university project that I thought would be hard but I throughly enjoyed and wish to do more on!
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This is an animation I did that I had to make the sound before I made the animation and I understood that this is a more effective way in making an animation as it helps the process of creation.

9 prepositions

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this is a university project that got me back to basic's and I loved it!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Live to a 100!



I have just turned 21 on the 15th October 2011 and I see a new change on the horizon, I am loving my new work and wish to continue on with developing my new self. It is time to venture into the big world as the end is near for university to be over.
So I look to the future and that future can be anything I wish it to be, I am studying 3D character animation and special effects and the oppotunies are endless, one day we will all have our dreams I know I will get there even if I have to stay alive till i'm a 100!

Joy Moffatt

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Lover Mine blackdagger brotherhood series

One of my favourites of the brotherhood series, lots of action going on, love how john and xhex stories unraveled and leaving some of it to the imagination. Loved the other plots like quinn and blaylock.
Deffinatly a book I could read over and over, can't fault it.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Hit List

<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8935153-hit-list" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #20)" border="0" src="http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1298102993m/8935153.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8935153-hit-list">Hit List</a> by <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9550.Laurell_K_Hamilton">Laurell K. Hamilton</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/174213339">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I think this book could have been better, I prefer anita when she is with her men but I do love it when Edward and her are out hunting, especially when classic edward pops out a rocket launcher I mean how awsome is he? I am very disappointed with the killing of the mother of all darkness I mean come on anita spent the whole book (and several other books) trying to find the harlequin to kill the mother of all darkness and then after a breif metaphysical incounter puff the wicked witch is dead as the saying goes.<br/> I like the fact that Anita has grown up into a maturer adult and glad she doesn't moan as much but i wish she had just been her bitchy self that's why I love her because she has sassy smart come backs to everything with the best exits and in this she just lets raborn and the others walk all over her, yes she may have been the bigger person walking away from a fight but really? when did that ever work, thats what parents say to children I thought Anita knew better than that. <br/><br/>As of the men she was with in this book, because less face it people laurell.k.hamilton is the best sex writer of the century was fun, I like Nicky very cool character with a dip of danger but come on I was disappointed with the one sex scene. No one can deny it when reading anita blake are waiting for the teasing. <br/>Olaf bored me! I mean if he so scary and mean and everything he is discribed to be, let him do something they last time we saw him he cut someone up with anita this time we just saw scary looks and him cuddling up to a nurse. <br/><br/>Next book, and I hope to god there is because I will be upset if hamilton has left it with this book I would like it to be way longer, more excitment more plot about personal stuff and business mixed as Anita seems to be more pissed off funny and bitchy when its personal. Plus I would like more action like the one scene in this book with the rocket launcher. All round though always an amazing writer and could never stop me from reading these books!
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Friday, 11 March 2011

The magic cupboard.

Thursday 10th of March,  me and the group (magic cupboard) got together to decide on the look of the animation even though we had the storyboard down and we knew what we were doing we all didn't have a clue about the look of the animation and as a group this was one of the most important factors as we had changed our minds alot of the style first it was going to be a stylised look like the incredible then we went with the idea of kids drawings then we went on the basis of have Internet pictures photoshopped however I thought that it seemed to quickly done with all of them factors so we all decided we would do the drawings and photoshop them ourselves so we all had a go at the scenes yet in the end they would all look the same photoshopped. So we had to decided what would need to be drawn in each scene. I made a list and handed out who could do what.

This is for just the first story.

Scene 1. Friends house.
  • House 
  • Tree
  • Fence
  • Gate
  • grass
  • sun and sky 
  • Path
Scene 2. Living Room.
  • TV
  • Sofa
  • shelves-Books
  • Rug
  • Pictures on the wall
  • Door.
Scene 3. Kitchen.
  • Wall
  • Cooker
  • Cabinets
  • washing machine
  • fridge
  • tiles on floor
  • window
  • sink
  • door
We have decided that the second story will just be one scene as it isn't as long as the other and has more characters in it than scene's so it will be easier to keep just the one scene, However we will be discussing that next week once we have the first story done. Our deadline has been extended to the 10th of may however our competition finishes on the 7th of May so we will have our deadline for then.


Joy x

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The Magic Cupboard

This is a new addition to my projects, I haven't started to blog about this project yet as I feel like it hasn't had time to develop to talk about it yet. I'm working with four people on this project, we have picked an online competition. Our online competition is called 'Kindness' we have to create a piece of media like a simple video, poem, written story, music etc... in our case a animation that is about Kindness. The Competition gives us a outline on what it would like to see when it comes to creating the animation. It has to be ether about Life-changing kindness, unexpected kindness, or just ordinary daily kindness or go out and show kindness that we see in the world. We decided that we should do something similar to creature comforts, get audio from people in the streets or people we know and interview them and what they think kindness is and if they have a story to share about something personal to them that they thought was kind. We looked at the categories of people would thought would be interesting to the audience. Children was one of our main group of people we would like to interview, however none of us really had any children close to us to interview. Which set us back a week but in the week we were set back to be productive we looked at the style we would like to give the animation, our idea's together was to keep it simple and colourful. Nothing too complicated that it distracted the audience to the main topic which was 'Kindness' so we looked at things like the film 9 with the simple shapes of a human like dolls, others images were something like cards with circular people on them we liked the shapes such as jelly babies and the character Pillsbury dough boy . Luckily once we had done our research I was able to ask my house mate if they would be willing to interview their little brothers one being 6 and the other 9, on what they thought kindness was and a story about kindness that happened in their lives. We had some trouble getting the audio for when we wanted because the young boys lived in Portsmouth and we couldn't interview them personally or use any good quality audio equipment so it had to be recorded on an IPhone and sent to us by email. Whilst we were waiting for the audio off the young boys we thought that it would be productive to book out a marantz and record people we knew such as other animators and our lecturer on what we think kindness is and if they have experienced kindness or have done a kindness in their lives. We had some very good stories to go on however once we finally got the audio from the young boys we really liked the way they sounded, it was very entertaining and having presented our work to the class it got many laughs and people seemed entertained by the to children, so we have decided to go with their audio. Our next step was to have a character design, I myself did a handful of character designs for the two character however in the end we wanted something even simpler so we have gone with the character such as Pillsbury dough boy. We would make the 6yr old be small and light blue and the 9yr old be tall and bigger than the 6yr old plus red. The reason for the simple colour is we thought if we have children as our audio we would want the animation to be aimed at the children. However as a Competition is for every age group we made a decision that it would just be the character as simple and child like. Our next step was the storyboard, I made two storyboards, as a group we liked the idea of a pop up background and then it lead for the boys to tell their stories as a pop up book, when I was making the storyboard it was more to do with how we would start the animation and the style we were looking for. The next week we all sat down and decided the storyboard we would be going for was the two boys sat on top of a rough maybe leather book and first say what they think Kindness meant or was and then have them open the book and start with the 6yr old story first, were he is at his friends house and his friend falls over and hurts his elbow and he takes them to his mum. As he is telling the story when he changes scene the background will go down and pop up with a different scene for example the house will pop up at the beginning an then when he says and my friend hurt his elbow the house will fall down and the sofa and table creating the living room will pop up. Then the 9yr old will start his story with the first pop up of his scene. to then end with them closing the book which will have Kindness engraved on the front and the credits rolling with the audio we used from other interviews as the end music. My next objective is to properly present the storyboard in photoshop and then I will start to draw the buildings and objects for the background, One member is modelling the characters another is animating them, someone is editing the sound and the other is rigging the scenes. 

Joy x 

Monday, 7 March 2011

Frankenstoke

I had a tutorial with Adrian tooth the producer, I showed him how far I have gotten in the project, I showed the new addition to Fritz seen as he has changed drastically from an gremlin creature, (sort of) to a Rabbit with a cloak. I showed him my textures and how I have started to do UV maps for the laboratory. Feed back on my animatic would be to have it a little more detailed, in the area when Fritz is moving the box across the room, show him maybe limping. Plus the machine for the roof and the opening of the doors to be modelled and have more than one button which I said would be different and I was only using the material I had. The other would be to have more still camera's than moving the camera around so much as it can be quite disoratating for the audience. I will also be doing my own little animation to Frankenstoke with a frog I have modelled as I would like to have some imput into the animation progress so if the lead animator doesn't give me anything to do I will be doing little shorts myself to put into my portfolio.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Assistant Animator.

I had a meeting with Dan and Richard yesterday about the progress we had done so far, still working on the characters however we finally agreed on a style. I showed them the hospital and graveyard I had done, the changes made tot the graveyard are to put in a maya tree and not build one, that the gate needs to be less medievil and they want a path and it to be ontop of a hill also to maybe have a church in the background, i suggested that if they weren't seeing the church that much to composite a church onto the end product otherwise its just wasted time on a building we arnt going to use the same goes with the other buildings and in the story the buildings arn't going to be seen however they need to have some detail to them but the tower will be the main focus of the animation. So my next job will to redo the graveyard with the new changes and to do my own shop called the white rabbit it will be the pet shop. We decided to use our logos for the shop signs as it won't be copywriting. Other than that the next time we meet i should have a shop completed and a photoshoped image of what i think the street should look like.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Assistant animator.

Just saw the two third years today and we sat down and looked and the storyboard, there original idea is to have a girl walking down an alley way, however the camera would be looking out on her point of view, we would see a reflection of her in a puddle or an sillhoette of her on the wall. she then comes out onto a long road and sees at the end of this road a tower with the sillohette of her father on the top of the tower, she then gets herself on a bike rides down the road falls off her bike and hits her head and then is push into a flashback of her at a park with her father and is being pushed on a swing but the father is in shadow, then she wakes up and starts riding on some roller blade and they break and she falls and gets pushed into another flashback of her father in the end this happens one last time in a car and when she wakes she finally gets to the tower and as she walks up the tower she gets older to find her father at the top and as she reaches out to him, he wisps away and she looks up to the sun to see him in the sun with her as a young child and that shows she has finally died and is with her father finally as he died when she was little. They presented this to there tutor, it was suggested it was too long and complicated and to cut down there story. The third years asked me and the other assistant lee what we could cut down, my suggestion was maybe to cut out the whole bike and rollerblades plus the intro just to have her having a car crash maybe into the tower and then have each flashback as one whole thing drifting in and out of scene's. Now it is her having a car crash her falling into her flashbacks the first scene in the park the next in a shop getting her wedding dress then her in the graveyard putting flowers on the gravestone of her dad to then have her wake up in the car and getting out in front of the tower looking up to see her father and in the background her body is in the car dead and the car recked and we realise she has died and now is a spirit and the endin is the same, this just cuts it down to basic's to make it easier to understand and be more realistic when it comes to makeing the animation. Our next job is to start making the buildings for them and the graveyard and park as they want that in 3D. I will be doing the grave yard and 3 buildings.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Frankenstoke

15th of February we had a group meeting with our producer Adrian Tooth, these are his notes from the meeting...

Sid is missing but seen his character and it looks good, a bit worried about the boot, but these probably won't be seen.
Like the concept art and there is nice design of the Lab and a storyboard with a good story happening and this looks very doable. Point of note rectangles for the storyboard.
Some nice concept designs of the Mellor building.

More characters need to be modelled. Use the story board and the concept designs to point out what needs to be modelled. Try and be a bit more creative with camera angles.
If you need permission to get on the mellor building roof, ask security and they will tell you if you need me to write a letter of approval.

ADE

However we have now changed the character design for Fritz as some team members had a dislike to the first design and we sat down and compromised on what we could do instead, agreed upon the fact we liked the body but both didn't like each others head designs so we looked at animals in Labs that are typically experimented on, we come up with the idea's of a rat and rabbit, we thought a rabbit would look more dynamic and appealing to the audience.

Already having finished the storyboard I now need to go back and redo it also do the turn around for the new character design which we have agreed upon for one of my team members to start modelling and start an animatic that will help us with the camera angles.

Assistant animator

There has been a set back in meetings and we will be meeting up next week with our research project, still not had the storyboard sent to us ether.

Frankenstoke

15th of February we had a group meeting with our producer Adrian Tooth, these are his notes from the meeting...

Sid is missing but seen his character and it looks good, a bit worried about the boot, but these probably won't be seen.
Like the concept art and there is nice design of the Lab and a storyboard with a good story happening and this looks very doable. Point of note rectangles for the storyboard.
Some nice concept designs of the Mellor building.

More characters need to be modelled. Use the story board and the concept designs to point out what needs to be modelled. Try and be a bit more creative with camera angles.
If you need permission to get on the mellor building roof, ask security and they will tell you if you need me to write a letter of approval.

ADE

However we have now changed the character design for Fritz as some team members had a dislike to the first design and we sat down and compromised on what we could do instead, agreed upon the fact we liked the body but both didn't like each others head designs so we looked at animals in Labs that are typically experimented on, we come up with the idea's of a rat and rabbit, we thought a rabbit would look more dynamic and appealing to the audience.

Already having finished the storyboard I now need to go back and redo it also do the turn around for the new character design which we have agreed upon for one of my team members to start modelling and start an animatic that will help us with the camera angles.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Assistant Animator

I met with my third years on Wednesday 9th Feburary Richard and Dan to find out the details for this project and what they would like me to do, my task this week for them will be to have some research images for the short 3min animation they wish to create. I need to research buildings I could put into a city such as hospital's, banks etc... They said our next meeting they should have the storyboard made so we will have a better visual to go by and what they are expecting out of the project. We discussed the jobs that me and one other assitant might be doing however they desided that no job will be specific to us that we would delve into all of it as we are now part of a team. Which means that we can also ask to be taught how to do something. I'll know more of the project in out next meeting.

Frankenstoke

I have finsihed the character design of Fritz, in my opinion he looks a little like E.T. however he looks like a little helper for the Dr Frankenstien which was our aim. Dr Frankenstien is also drawn and modelled in Maya and my next move to do is to draw the monster and after Fritz is modelled, the Monster will be next.
The storyboard is done. I have decided that our first image to 'Frankenstoke' will be of Mellor building on Stoke campus, just a photograph with 'Frankenstoke' slapped across the image. I am now just inking out the storyboard to present to our producer Adrian Tooth. I am also starting to painting my sketches to see what colour we want the characters and the background.
We finally worked out how we can create lightning and particles in Maya so it will be easier that compositing them into After Effects. That will be more likly handed over to one of my group memeber as I am the Lead Concept artist. My primary jobs are to get the characters and storyboard done.
Our next meeting is on 14th monday feburary.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Work!

I have now got my new modules for this semester so look out for my new video's in May, of the rebirth of frankenstien 'FRANKENSTOKE' and the new challenge of 'KINDNESS'.

Joy x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

I am a 3D animation student its my first ever blog. I have upload some Videos and if anyone wants to comment on them that would be fab thanks

Joy Moffatt x