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Premise · Idea Creation

Coming up with ideas is for me one of the trickiest and most difficult parts of a new project as I feel, more than in any other occasion, the pressure of having full responsibility for the outcome. Ideally, you'd already had something to use and exploit and you'd only be left with beautiful…
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Stop-Motion Animation · Espacio Mental (Short Film)

After weeks of working on my first ever stop-motion puppet animation, I am happy to share with you the final film I submitted for the last assignment of this class. I have to say that this experience has been quite a shock coming from computer animation. However, I have really enjoyed the process a…
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Stop-Motion Animation · Satellite (WIP)

A few weeks ago I completed the majority of the paper cut-out animation assignment for the Stop-Motion class in order to receive feedback on the first pass. Being this my first ever solo stop-motion animation I was slightly self-conscious about the final outcome but I enjoyed the process thoroughly…
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2D Digital Techniques · Lip Sync

For weeks 10 in both 2D Digital Techniques and Principles of Animation, we had to make a lip sync animation using an x-sheet. As last year we did a similar task but I wasn't satisfied with the result, I decided to use the same audio from 11 Second Club and see how much things have changed. For …
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2D Digital Techniques · Scale

In the 9th week of 2D Digital Techniques, we were asked to make an animation focusing on the principle of scale, both physically and metaphorically. We had to play with exaggeration, camera movement and also with how far we can go.
For this assignment, I decided to animate a loop and make it famili…
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Principles of Animation · Walk Cycles

In weeks 8 and 11 of Principles of Animation, we were asked to animate walking cycles; human and animal. The purpose of these tasks was learning how to capture this very common gesture while working on volumes and timing/spacing.


For the four-legged walk cycled we visited Washington DC's Smiths…
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Stop-Motion Animation · Paper Cut Outs (Pre-Production)

For the next Stop-Motion Animation class assignment, we are requested to produce 30 seconds of animation using paper cut out puppets and backgrounds. This time, as we are beginners, we will work 'with gravity'; laying them on a surface and taking shots from below, instead of making them sta…
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2D Digital Techniques · Space

In the 6th week of 2D Digital Techniques, we were asked to make an animation focusing on space and how to define it using light. We also explored the influence of layout and composition in storytelling. This is the final result.



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Principles of Animation · Acting, Volumes and Line of Action

In the 6th week of Principles of Animation, we were asked to animate a flour sack making it look alive. With this task, we covered different topics and practised previous ones such as acting, exaggeration or playing with volumes and lines of action. This is the final result.

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Stop-Motion Animation · Destruction Techniques

Last Sunday my classmate Katie Nemec and I finished animating the destruction assignment that was due for this week. Producing 30 seconds of animation using sand took us approximately 7 hours to complete with a frame rate of 12fps.


This project has given me an insight into what is like to work with…
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2D Digital Techniques · Time

In week 5 of 2D Digital Techniques, we were asked to produce a short animation in which we had to play with time by creating a timelapse, stretching and compressing time or modifying the natural rhythm of actions.

This time around I chose to animate a scene featuring a character I created for the S…
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