What's Up Internet! If you read my last post, you know we from working on an animation project here in room F101. In this newest post, I will go a little more in-depth with my teammates, our story, and how we have been working together. If you want to check out their blogs, see the link list down below. (If I ever finish this post.) I will also link to my old posts about animation, as I forgot to do so last time. Maybe my subconscious was trying to avoid having to relive any old animation projects. Or read my past selves grammar. Any who, (what, where, when, why, how) read on! I'll stop with theintro. Continue.
To begin, I'm going to explain more of the traits and idiosyncrasies of my teammates and I. As you would know if you had read the last post, throughout this project we will be animating ourselves and exaggerating our traits. Our animation compare's Kyler's blunt, extroverted personality to the quiet, awkward, and kind personalities of my teammate Makena and I. Basically we exploit Kyler's sassiness for humorous purposes and relatable life lessons. We use A LOT of Kyler's patented gestures- the mouth cover, the hand on the hip, the hair adjustment- to exaggerate his personality. In the last post, I explained the faces and gestures I do when stressed/in an awkward situation. I'm glad I'm so weird- it creates endless inspiration for creative video projects. ;)
You may have realized that my team lacks Kasiah. I know, it's shocking. Why, you may ask, did you abandon your best friend? Throw her to the wolves? No, we aren't fighting, there have been no epic, friendship-ending dance battles, (That is a lie. There are always dance battles. They just aren't friendship-ending) and no, neither one of us is dead. We have just been brutally torn apart for this project. In fact, our teams have to consist of people we have never worked with before. I'm actually okay with this, despite my drama. It gives me a chance to get outside my comfort zone (even though Makena and Kyler are very within my comfort zone.) and hear other people's opinions and ideas. Also, I think I am more productive with this team, because I feel less comfortable with them. I think because we aren't used to working together, that we feel like we need to impress the others with our work ethic. That's how I feel at least. The biggest challenge so far has been working with the puppet warp tool in Photoshop. It is extremely difficult to use, sometimes gluing limbs together, or skewing bodies and faces... sorry Kyler. It also is very time consuming, (gasp) as every time (gasp) you move someone, even a little, you have to create a new layer. Every. Single. Time. (gasp) It's a very frustrating tool to use, and it had me pulling my hair out as we got close to deadline number two.
Well, that's all for this project internet! I hope you enjoyed reading about the trials and tribulations one faces when animating, (and the relief you feel when the project is over) and that everybody reading this (all three people) has a really great day. Check out the link list below for Makena and Kyler's blogs, and for my old posts. (Excuse the grammar)
Link List... shhhhhh