Elevating My Animation with some Advanced Motion – My Final Project (Module 7)

Alas, we have finally made it to the end of my animation journey! It's been quite a ride. If you are reading this post without having looked at any of my previous projects then I highly recommend checking a lot of those out and witnessing my growth as an artist and an animator. In this…

Simple Motion to Increase UI Interactivity – Animating for a User Interface (Module 6)

As we get closer towards the end of the semester and the finale of my journey through motion and animation, we prepare to take things up a notch by creating motion not only for viewing purposes, but motion that can be interacted with. This week, I will continue with the next chapter of reading and…

Identifying Yourself Through Motion – Creating a Logo Stinger! (Module 5)

Animation is such a brilliant tool. It allows so many things to come to life through the power of motion - including your own logo! When thinking about animation, however, you must abide by the 12 Principles. These include things such as staging, timing, and exaggeration. Utilizing all of these principles allows for animations to…

A Stop-Motion Animation Journey: Filming and Post-Production (Module 4)

This is the second part to a two week stop-motion animation journey I went through in order to create the best short animation I can create. In this post, alongside the usual reading overviews and inspirational examples, I will show off my completed stop-motion animation project and explain my entire process to shooting it and…

A Stop-Motion Animation Journey: Pre-Production and Testing (Module 3)

There has been a recurring theme over the past few weeks as I continue on my animation journey: small projects that are only seconds in duration. Only the latter will apply to my next project, which will span two weeks! I will be creating a stop-motion animation, and I cannot be more excited. As you…

Creating Cinemagraphs – Magic Moving Photos!!! (Module 2)

As I move forth in my animation and motion design journey, I have spent the past few days learning about one type of animation that I have only just recently found out existed - cinemagraphs. If you don't know what a cinemagraph is, do not worry, I will provide many examples in the following sections,…