Getting Connected- Crowd Funding

as part of getting connected i tried to set up a kickstarter account to better understand the process and the possibilities that this site offers. i was surprised to learn that the site currently does not permit the isle of man as a crown dependency from running on its site

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Kickstarter

following this i looked at creating a brand/ logo for each of my sites so that if a client had used one and discovered another that they would instantly identify it as mine and may be more inclined to look through the site, having seen my other workPicture5

since my initial focus when getting connected was animation i chose to show a selection of my animated characters and pieces in the banner.  since my focus has now shifted to 2D art i will have to change my banner, and will do so when i have completed editing the into pieces for my YouTubePicture7

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Etsy

since Kickstarter does not work from the Isle Of Man i have opted to go for Etsy as the next viable and most appropriate site with which to sell my work whist i use Facebook to promote and link my pieces.  since setting up the facebook account i have learned that this is one of the best ways to link my YouTube account through my blog. this facility was not possible without having each of the sites set up and linked. this ment that though i had produced earlier animation pieces they were not available to view on my blog till now

Facebook has since trebled the number of people viewing my work and has helped my update my understanding of my audience.

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Facebook

Getting Connected- Emails

as part of getting connected we were asked to contact artists or creatives that had an interest in the same areas of production as we are interested in perusing ourselves.

i elected to focus on Animators as this is the main area i am interested in working in.

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we discussed the importance not only getting connected. but the true value of staying connected. without which you can not hope to connect to or reach newer wide audiences. his emails was very positive and wished me every success.Picture11

Meathaus is a collective site, I am uncertain which of the collective i communicated with, they outlined the benefits of working in a collected and the fact you have the support and the intellect of the people in the group. the message did say that the one down side of the collective is that if one of the individuals in the group is not dedicated to the project theat they have the capacity to delay or even prevent the project from going ahead.Picture12

Chris McDonnell is a successful animator, whose site has a workshop option to support budding animators in the creation, generation and production of animation pieces.  the workshop also allows Chris the opportunity to give feedback and in some cases he has employed people based on the work they have present there

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unsurprisingly Richard Williams did not respond

Zine Production, Tools and applications

below is listed areas of research and developement necessary to complete each task

  • lighting-installation pieces,photographs of outcomes
  • sound recording for animation and possible installation theatre
  • animation standardisation of lighting in playback, addition of sound possible adobe animate or stop motion editing, addition of color possible in photoshp
  • crop picture images to maximise impact
  • cosider displaying all work individually and together, this could be done through blender

Digital Environment- developing zine

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AFTER MIND MAPPING AND LOOKING AT THE CREATIVE MATRIX I BEGAN WITH THUMB NAILS
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EVEN THOUGH I MAY NOT NEED THEM I BEGAN REVEWING NOTES AND RESEARCHING TECHNICAL PRODUCTION ,I.E. STUDIO LIGHTING
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GENERATING LIST OF EQUIPMENT AND WHAT TASKS IT MIGHT BEST BE USED FOR
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WHEN UNCERTAIN OR LACKING ANY EXPIERIENCE I ATTEMPTED TO COLLATE AS MUCH RELEVANT INFORMATION OR FACTS
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RESEARCHING CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SOURCES FROM BOTH TIBET AND CHINA
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I ALSO GATHERED CONTEMPORARY PROTEST AND POLITICAL INFORMATION
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ALSO RESEARCH TYPOGRAPHY ANOTHER AREA I LACK EXPERTISE
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IF LIKE ABOVE (ENAMBELING) I FIND AN AREA I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED I ALSO RESEARCH HOW AND THEN SORT OUT WAYS AND MEANS TO TEST OR TRY IT
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IF AS WITH ANIMATION WHICH I HAVE DONE BEFORE, I STILL COLLATE EXSISTING SOURCE INFORMATION AND ADD NEW IN AN ATTEMPT TO ENHANCE WHAT I KNOW
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SOME RESEARCH WAS MORE ABOUT DETAILS I.E COLOUR SCHEMES, OR RELATING A PROJECT BACK TO IT CONTEMPORARY OR SOURCE RESEARCH
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THE TECHNICAL SHEET ABOVE HAVE ALLOWED ME THE OPPITUNITYTO DEVELOP MY PHOTOGRAPHIC SKILLS AND I HAVE NOW BOOKED A TUTORIAL TO HELP ME LEAN ABOUT DEVELOPING FILM.

Zine-Animation 3D character

img_3825img_3826img_3827By making a wire frame with electrical wire, surrounding it with foam and then sewing the body by hand. I was able to make this version of my yeti character, which unlike the Fimo versions is fully animatronics though i need to find new “eyes” when im next at uni. This process is fascinating and challenging.  if time allows and i have completed some of my other intended projects i will revisit this practice again.  the outcome is interesting and will be a good way to produce animated characters that i can show to either prospective investors on a crowd funding web site such as Kickstarter or Patreon. or a prospective animation employer.img_3828

Zine- Reflection Possible Other Avenues of Exploration

Taking my original animation ides and characters I decided to further explore the potential to develop them in other styles and media. first in simple stop motion with silhouetted textured paper models. the second a possibly the weirdest modelling i have ever done was with electrical wire twisted and manipulated to create a stylised set and a three-dimensional figure. this was challenge and one that i think shows a limit to my skills so far.