I went to a presentation at school the other day. Some of the students have been working on a new media sharing site called Phlipits. The creators were there, telling us about the process of developing this site. It was great to learn what can go into making something like it. Several students have already posted some media on the site, including me. You can put in images to create an animation. The animations have a max of 10s running time. I put in some images of the different stages for my buffalo. It was inspired by one of the other Phlipits. This gave us all ideas of the many uses one could have of showing off work at different stages. (Kind of like a before and after showcase.)
I writing about Robin Williams to honor his life (1951-2014) . He proved himself to be the most famous voice actor, ever. The first movie I saw that he was in was probably Aladdin. Robin Williams (as the Genie), did some great impersonations and gave Genie awesome personality as he reacts to his forms and behaviors. Two other animated characters that Robin WIlliams played are Batty Koda, the bat from FernGully , and Fender Pinwwheeler from Robots. As he becomes the cartoons characters, he brings the characters so many expressions and so much energy. - he really makes the characters come alive.
Even though he maybe gone, he will never be forgotten.
Nick Parker is a great director of clay animation. He made Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comfort, and his a full length animation film, Chicken Run - among other things. Due to all of his talent and hard work, his clay animations are among the best clay animations that have ever been made. This clip is inspiring, because he talks about how he has loved animation from when he was very young, and that he used to look up to all the great animators. And today, he is one of these great animators - someone I really look up to! By the way, did you know that Wallace and Gromit have saved a cheese factory - Wensleydale Cheese.
Here are some of my sketches made in 2D animation class. Honk the clown, Buddy and Betty the orangutans, and Saffron the ostrich and Adeleie the African penguin. I make many sketches to figure out my characters and my story. It is fantastic to be able to create my own characters and make them come to life!