Friday, October 29, 2010

Life Drawing 03

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Out and About Sketching

Friday, October 15, 2010

Life Drawing 02

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Contextual Review

Adam Thomson - MSc Animation and Visualisation 10/14/10
Research Skills and Methods - The Contextual Review

Research Title: Research developing character and personality through movement, action, appearance and performance.

Throughout my search most of the books I have found that claim to be about character animation, especially those focused on computer animation actually have very little content on the process and techniques of animating. They instead deal with the technical side of building and rigging characters for animation. Content, which is much more, like that of a text book or software manual.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mark Grindle Script Writing Lecture Notes

Mark Grindle on Script Writing and Storytelling 12/10/10

The 2 things that a scriptwriter has to be able to tell their story is Sound and Image.

Each character in a script has and needs to have a story.
The Protagonists story is the main story while all other characters support the main story with their own stories.

Narrative – Story telling or the story told.
Story – The way in which the audience understands the characters
Plot – The sequence of events leading to a conclusion

Monday, October 11, 2010

Programme of Study - Draft

As part of the course we are to complete a document called the Personal Programme of Study that outlines our project for the year, the rationale for the project and the research methods we will use to achieve our goals. As this was the first draft of my Programme of Study some sections are still to be completed and as time goes on some will need to be updated.

Adam Thomson - Programme of Study

Friday, October 01, 2010

Life Drawing 01

New beginnings. It all starts here.

This is my most recent showreel of animation work. The work contained in it is from 2008 so it's quite old. In a future post I am going to reflect back on the main projects, talking about whether I feel they were successful in their purposes and what I would change about them.