My client project at first was difficult to get started, nobody replied when I messaged them and on the rare chance I did get a reply they didn’t want anything doing. When I managed to get a start on the project it became a create your own project based work. Thinking of what I wanted to do wasn’t too difficult and after choosing what I wanted it become easier to plan and research. While in the middle of doing this, I came across the Amy Jonson Festival and decided to use this as my client work since it would give me better direction in how to structure my animation. It also gave you a choice on which part of her life to work on, since one of them was basically what I wanted to do it helped.
My idea for the project changed as I was animating it, while I have kept to my storyboard I have added to it as well. After saving it I felt like the information sped up, while I’m not sure if it did this or not I’m planning to sort this along with anything else that needed to be fixed by the festival deadline. My original plan was to colour Amy in collage and have her shown in her plane Indiana Jones style, while this stayed I didn’t colour her in every time she appeared. This reason for this is because after playing around with the Photoshop transparent setting she came up as ghostly and I liked this effect. I also at first had the information on the images as they were moving but this also changed, this was simply to make it clear to read and understand.
If I could change anything about this project it would be finding the Festival sooner and being able to have more time being able to work on this project rather waiting for nobody to respond to me. Other than that this project has gone smoothly.
Apart from the slow start, the client project went well without any problems. I like how my animation turned out in the end. Since the deadline for the festival is on the 31st of May I plan to make sure any issues are fixed and if needed add more to the animation.
While going through my client project I decided to enter the Amy Johnson festival since it would count as being a client.
It can’t be longer then 75 seconds and it has to follow an aspect of one of the themes they have asked for.
The themes to choose from are
•The life and flying achievements of Amy Johnson – Telling her story, key moments in her life, her personal struggles and achievements
•Women’s equality and liberation – Amy Johnson campaigned for women’s equality particularly at work. Women in engineering and science, Amy as a role model to introduce more young women to engineering and
•Flight in all its forms – Aircraft engineering, the physics of flight, insect flight – especially moths as Amy flew de Havilland Moth planes throughout her aviation career!
•World cultures, then and now – Reflections on culture, society and politics in the countries and continents at the time of Amy’s flight in 1930, or on the situation
I’m going to work on the first one, her life and flying achievements. This is because it is similar to what I wanted to show before finding this and it is the most interesting one to work on for me.
Part of what we have to do this year involves finding a client. However when I was asking I either received no response or when I did get one they didn’t need anything. Since I haven’t been having any luck I have gone down a different route. I have to imagine an animation project, what would it be and where it would take place etc. I came up with 3 different project ideas, these are.
• It would be for the 75th anniversary of her death
• It would be shown in Sewerby hall with her exhibit
• It would be an animation, it would show her accomplishment of flying along with some interesting bits and bobs
• It could also go into her exhibit in hull
• Sewerby hall have a website so something that they might be able to use for that
Reopening of the art museum in hull (Ferens art gallery)
• It would be most likely a poster and leaflets showing when it is reopening.
• The poster would show the building in a style of some of the art that it shows.
• The leaflet would show some of the more well-known artwork alongside with some lesser known ones.
• Could involve this with city of culture
City of culture
• Animation showing all the interesting places to visit (the deep, the museum quarter, Maritime museum etc.)
• Can also show off the many shops and places to eat
• As well as animation could have poster with a collage of the places in hull
The first and last one was agreed that they would be the best ones to do. After some thought I have decided to go for the Amy Jonson one.