A work experience for Sainsbury’s Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden. It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time.

As the first snow falls, we find our hero Dave caught up in the Christmas whirlwind – all he wants to do is to get home to spend time with his family, but all sorts of Christmas duties and calamities are getting in his way. That is until he sees a gingerbread man on his daughter’s bedside table that they’ve made to look like him. That gives him a genius brainwave…

I been working on this production for 8 weeks, I was doing editing on set and help director to edit.

 

Here are the design for the blue print, which is for the factory shot.

 

 

A work experience for Isle of Dogs(Wes Anderson)

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson has revealed his next cinematic venture, following on from his 2014 film Grand Budapest Hotel and his recent Christmas ad for H&M. His latest animated film will be titled Isle of Dogs and includes major castings like Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig and Scarlett Johansson.

Speaking in a video post, the director said: “I’m here today to officially announce the start of my new film which is called Isle of Dogs. It’s an animated movie and we’re shooting it in England.”

I was lucky to get 2 weeks work experience in 3 Mills Studios. During this 2 weeks I did some testing animation for the other animators on the set.

And also I had 2 days work experience in the puppet hospital, which is the model making department. I made my baby puppet there.

 

 

 

How to using 3D support 2D animation

Some research of 2D animation combine 3D techniques.

  • Spirit Stallion Of The Cimarron

This film used a lot of the camera to track the shooting, the background of the animation uses 3D animation techniques to achieve the camera moving, such as the house running through the mountains, grasslands, and forests. This is a really good example for using 3D background to support 2D animation.

 

  • Freak of the week

Another good example is this music video called Freak of the week, the features of music video is using lots of camera moving, especially for band, this 2D animation using 3D techniques not just the background and also the characters.

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  • Cassette Girl

  • Treasure Planet

  • Sayonara

  • Everything I Can See From Here 

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Term 6 Seeker

  • Inspiration

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  • Sketch

 

  • Character Design

 

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  • Using 3D to develop character design and facial expressions

I am using 3D models to design the facial expressions, this process works really well for me especially for the realistic character design. And also I am enjoy to do modeling using Zbrush, this

 

 

 

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Term 5 Project Red House

TERM 5  Final Project:  A RED HOUSE

  • Inspiration

The inspiration of A RED HOUSE came from an exercise in a lesson at the beginning of Term 3, We randomly selected two cards and tell a story. I drew a house and a baby.

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So, at that time I came out an idea about a house and a baby.

  • Research

There are few of animation works using the house as a topic.

After saw them I feel so bad but I will do something new and also original. There are some personal opinion about these two animation works.

The Home Sweet Home. Obviously, the visual effect is really good, but for story telling, the choice of Alive House is unnecessary. Why the house start a journey?What’s the motivation?

The Embarked, it is a story about the boy who moves to another place, and the house followed him and they been together again. I don’t think it is same as my story.

  • The analysis of Christmas Advert

This is an advert for Christmas from John Lewis in 2013.

This is a repost from a recent Facebook Live stream that Aaron did. In this video Aaron goes back to his roots with pencil and paper at the animation desk. Watch as Aaron demonstrates and explains the use of simple shapes when traditionally animating characters. Through the use of simple shapes your ability to keep the look and volumes of your characters consistent throughout your animation will be greatly increased.

The Research of American family adopts chinses child.

Adoption became an official legal process (and not just an informal practice) in the 1850s. And over the last 150 years, the institution has evolved and changed along with society. Today, about 135,000 children are adopted in America every year — from the foster care system, private domestic agencies, family members, and other countries.

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/a35860/adoption-statistics/

A short documentary that follows one family’s experience adopting a baby girl internationally from China using America World Adoption service.

Finn is visually impaired and was abandoned in China shortly after birth. But this July 2015 he was adopted by Beth and Ferrin. Travel through their adoption day and hear their thoughts.

Here is a piece of music really suit for my topic.

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  • Reference

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  • Character Design

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TERM 4 ENO Project

  • Researchalban-bergs-houseThis is the reference of Berger’s house. 

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This is an image form the animation film One Hundred and One Dalmatians 

By following Allen’s designs I did the background design for Act 1 and Act 3. Condition these two design I designed my first Background of Berger’s room.

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This is the design of the house and street.

act1shoot1v03shoot_01_middleIn this project I tried to use some 3D modeling as a reference to help me to visualize my design. Especially, I simulated the real light to help me design the shadows. I found that 3D animation is a good way to assist 2D animation. I will try to use this idea in my finial work. Built a 3D scene and test the lighting, perspective and camera angles. Especially for the backgrounds using buildings within certain scenes.

Here are some 3D rending of the piano backgrounds.

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Teamwork can make us learn from each other, help each other and jointly solve difficult problems. In the real industry animation is teamwork, everyone has his or her own role in the team. This group project has shown some potential to enter the industry and accumulated some experience.

Through this project I learned a lot, I have a better understudying of how to design backgrounds for an animation production. And also I learnt from my mistakes. I have gained these valuable experiences and I will put them in my final project, for example, a good schedule to plan the work, and also a good animatic is a solid foundation. I will also spend some more time on the background design.

 

TERM 3

The Old Operation Museum film

  • Research
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  • Film making

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  • Final film

 

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  • A character speaking a piece of student chosen dialogue! William Shakespeare 

Do not touch my hair! No, no,no no no no no!

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  • A character speaking a piece of set dialogue! William Shakespeare 

——Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.

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  • Reference:

 

  • Jim Carrey

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  • What is the overriding emotion expressed by their face?

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His face is happy and funny, through the character he acted, you can find all of them are comic character. The most obvious characteristics of him is his eyes, the expression on his face is a good reference for animation study.

  • How does their face compare to their character? Does the face fit?

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Count Olaf is theatrical villain, Jim Carrey’s face is perfect to fit the character,The darkest areas of Olaf’s personality were toned down considerably for the film, in which most of the more violent and disturbing sequences of his character were often shared with comedic outbursts. Despite this, the character was still portrayed as an amoral schemer and murderer.

  • What is their voice like and does it suit their face?

His voice is suit for his face, but through different character, he can change to different voice.

 

 

 

 


Week 14 15

A character performing through facial expression.

  • Thumbnail sketch

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  • main key positions

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  • reference videos

  • The character performing through body language

  • character analysis

 

 

 

 


Week 11

4 legged Creature character design

  • Thumbnail sketch
  • Research: movement, behavior

Giraffe

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Squid

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  • Model sheet

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                                                                                                       Magical Lantern Festival

Inspired by Chinese lantern , at night time transform to bright like a lantern

  • Model sheet

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  • 4 legged Creature run 

  • A sea creature – Squid

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  • Videos of Squid’s moving

  • analyze its movement

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  • what you think its character is? 

Squid looks like happy and kind, because the big eyes and the body looks like a big mouse, and the line of the body looks like a big small on his mouse, and another feature is that his movement is so fast and quick, so is mains that they are so happy.

 

 

 

 

 


Week 10

Circus character animation design

  • Thumbnail sketch

Clown(female)

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Clown(male)

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  • Model sheet

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  • Character introduction:

1 Who am I?

I’m a clown. An ordinary one.

2 Where am I?

I was born in a small circus near the countryside and I spend my whole life here,I have performances almost every night.

3 When?

I had the last show on the New Year’s eve, after the show I really feel so tired and don’t want to entertain audiences anymore. I felt tired of circus life.

4 What do I want?

I want to go to outside to see the world. I want to change my life, I want to try everything new.

5 Why do I want this?

Because I’m bored,being a clown is not my dream, after performing I always feel so sad.

6 What must I overcome?

One day, I met a tramp, he told me that he is unfortunate, he lost his home and family and he is homeless, I realized I can do something for him, so I picked up a few stones and did a performance for him.

The next day, another unfortunate person came to me and told his story, and the third day, another one…… more and more people came to tell me their misfortunes. over time I discovered that there is significance existing in me. I am not just a stupid and funny clown to give performances to audiences, I can bring the hope and happiness to their lives. 

7 How will I achieve my goal?

I will go back to the circus and I won’t feel sick about my performances anymore, I will treat every performance sincerely, I feel the more fun I give to them, the more happy I am, I think this is the significance of a clown’s existence.

 

  • Model making:

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About the silhouette:

I made the silhouette so clearly and show the feature of the clown.

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I think he is really happy to go into the oven!!!!

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  • The making of stop-motion animation

  • The walking cycle of clown character

 

 

 

 

 


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Week 5

This is the key position of my push animation work.

 

 

 

 


Week 4

This is the key position of pick up ball animation work.

 

 

 

 


Week 3   

This is a stop motion animation about the key position of jump.

 

 

 

 


Week 2 

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