I made this character that I was going to animate if I had more time. He is a blue blob with a Shna Shna Schnappi song. Blob has a shadow to make him more realistic and to make him look better. He was going to sing the Shna Shna Schnappi song if I had the time to animate him and put it to music. I made each limb on him that was supposed to be movable a different layer so that it would be easy to animate. The mouths are all in the shape of different common sounds and would replace the base mouth on the character when he was singing. All the mouths are also all different layers to make animating them extremely easy.
It was surprisingly fun. I was impressed by how it turned out. In the past when I have tried stop motion it hasn't looked very good. When we transition to the computer I'm sure we will do a lot more cool with animation.
*note that the calculator one is so small because it's very long. Weebly can't upload a file above 10,000 KB. I have larger sizes if you want to see them.
- What did you create? Why did you pick these subjects over others? Does the subject have any specific meaning to you?
I created two cinemagraphs. One is of a glass with water flowing into it and the other is me typing on a calculator. I picked both because I thought they look cool. Water has a specific meaning to me because I need to drink it to survive. A calculator is similar because I need it to survive math class.
- What was difficult about this project? Is there anything you would recommend for someone in the future?
It was difficult to record the videos and remain completely still. In the future I'd try to use a tripod or stand for my camera. Nothing else was too difficult but I really didn't do anything that complicated. My motion was all in one very specific part of the image.
My character looks like someone who would be in the lego movie, however, he is really plain. Some of the other main characters are extremely goofy and are very colorful. He fits into the story well and I like how he looks. The one problem I had was shading. I'm not very good at shading at all and am trying to get better.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.