As we were given the BBC NI news and weather segment to create an ident for we decided to focus of the the weather portion and show something that Northern Ireland is well known for with a beautifully drawn cloud and animated rain and umbrellas. The project came together really well and I was really pleased with the work my team did.
Week 0 went really well as a way of getting back into the pattern of working in a team and going through the ideation process. I found it really helpful for helping me to remember how to work and I really enjoyed it. The final idea the group I was a part of came up with was a fantasy world concept where a young boy is swallowed by a squirrel and travels to a magical land through the squirrel.
We worked with a fairly cute simple story which we found amusing and worked a lot on the style we wanted it to be as we prepared it for presentation to the rest of the class.
Tana created the final design we presented for our young protagonist.
Her character design proved very popular with our audience.
We also did a lot of different pieces of development for our old man character who interacts with the boy inside the magical world. This concept art for the old man helped create a more final feel for this little project as it showed a possible future of what might happen to the boy if he stays in this world.
Overall this was a lovely project to get started with and a great way to get back in touch with the ideation process while looking at a few interesting styles for possible future animations.
The start of year 2 and we have begun the semester by working with the first years to complete a small 1 week project in which we were to once again acquaint ourselves with the ideation process. To begin this process we came up with 70-80 initial ideas before we began refining our thoughts into what would be the idea we presented to the rest of the class.