This is a presentation of who I am, it also shows how my interests now were influenced by past experimentation and interests. I will also explain how these interests will assist in the creation for my idea of my project.
For my who am I, I wanted to dive in a little more on how I became who I am today. So I explained how my interests and distaste for things moulded my profession today. As I now consider myself an animator in development, I decided on what started me on this path. When I generally look back I didn’t have a figure that I generally liked in all aspects. My general distaste came from the lack of articulation, likeness and quality of the figurines. I resorted to creating my own characters, or dolls, or figures of what I wanted. These would usually be made out of things from felt, to beads, pipe cleaners, pompoms and a lot more. This creativity and events/ task that happened through my life led me to start creating characters, and stories that led me to my desire to animate these.
As before, I had animated my characters for a previous project. I have also been animating characters a little on the side as well so I can perfect this in my own time. But still wanting to stretch out my creative aspects while working on something that is not quite as common knowledge to me. So what I have learned is, that I spend most of my time around characters, creating personality’s, looks and styles. That means that I haven’t spent much of my time with backgrounds and creating backgrounds for an animation which makes it my weakest point in my skill. So for this project, I want to do something on backgrounds in animation, whether is with a concept of a background, placement, rotation or perspective.
This is a much better and more clear version of my, “who am I” presentation, better presenting the deep and surface structure in which my personality and interests are moulded from. In previous projects, most of my, “who am I” presentations where incoherent lists of things about myself and did not fully present myself in a proper and more interesting way. For this one, I could have made the presentation a little more visually pleasing to the eye, but on another note the use of my personal work presenting my characters does show that I do generate my own illustrated characters. Other than that, the use of several bright colours against a black background shows that there is a bright and life filled side to my personality and work. Given the use of a dark background, you could say that that might show a deeper and mysterious part to my ideas and intentions when making my characteristic work, which could make for an unusual creator.
This is the newest update to what I have learned during these past 2 years. In this, I will show all of the subjects/ programs and information that I have learned so far, and I will explain why I am keeping track of what I’ve been learning and why this could help me.
Why would I need to do something like this for my project you may ask? Well this small insight into what I have learned allows me to see what I would like to use for my next project, whether it’ll be a program or method of information finding. When I first began this course, I didn’t even know the context to what the media industry was. I was completely blind and unaware of the vast depth of this Industry and just how much is had to offer. But from understanding the use of programs, audience research, team building to distribution and product making. I have to say that this was a course worth every second of my time and I will continue to delve deep into this industry more and more. Not only was the main context of the work provided and needed to complete tasks, but we also stopped for a few minutes to talk about what has been going on in the present media. Debating on what’s considered socially acceptable, what was morally wrong, what we understood about other people’s views on the matter and how it can make huge changes. From games that where recently released, to mishaps or actions of a well-known individual, or even the government’s plans. There was a vast amount of topics to present and discuss and it helped to build my knowledge about the media, how I express and display my work, how I debate and communicate about these subjects and even to how I present relating topics and information to those.
I can also see opportunities to experiment or generate ideas for how I could go along creating a project with a different medium, whether that’ll be via animation, 3D modelling, concept work/art/ idea and an interactive project. Even while I’m coming up with my latest project, I could come up and note small ideas on next projects that I could create using these. So after this task I could 3D model a character, or create a small game/ demo. I could even create my own website for my work.
My timeline does have a visually pleasing look, with visible dates and small but good notes about what I had done. Although the timeline is lacking the general timeline feel, as it seems to have a more calendar like visual with only two dates. The next time when I update the timeline, I will probably add more times to this timeline and maybe have the line visible along the side. That is so I can still fit in the small annotations of what I had accomplished in the tasks I had completed. It will also give this presentation a little more of a well-documented look.