VR Stop-Motion update 2

Since our first idea, with the 2 separate animations, we have moved on to just staying with one larger animation which we will both do. The animation will be about building and cities changing over time so throughout the animation you will see the early building up to the modern age.

We have decided to go for 5 different ‘ages’ each is fairly different from the other so it should be easy to tell which is which. The ages are:

  1. Stone age
  2. Roman
  3. Medieval
  4. Industrial
  5. Modern

At the moment each age will be 30 seconds long so the full thing will be 2 minutes 30 seconds. we have talked about shortening it even more and we made do so before we start filming to save time.

The building will be made out plasticine and the way they will be built and film is just us making them and then taking the frames when we move away so they look as if they are building themselves.

Next Digital Practice Assignment – JS Video

On Friday we were given our next assignment in Digital Practice called, JavaScript Video.

Our task is to “Develop an interactive dialogue within a GUI (Graphic User Interface) utilising video content. Use film, animation, green screen effects, after effects and js/jquery.”

So far I only have a small idea which is to take several pictures of my hand palm down and then when the user pressed different buttons then different fingers move. This could be used as a way to navigate the website by placing buttons under each finger.

The game Surgeon Simulator uses a pretty similar idea and to control each finger the user presses buttons underneath their own.

Image result for surgeon simulator controls

Critical Analysis Presentation

My presentation for critical analysis is due in on Monday 30th January, so just 2 days. I am almost finished with it now and have finished 5 slides. If I get chance over the next few days to add another slide (the maximum is 6) then I may do so. At the moment my main priority is completing the bibliography.

VR Stop-Motion update 1

We have decided to do 2 animations, one on each side of the 360 camera, Callum will be doing an animation which is more of a sadder theme while I will be doing an opposite one which will be a little more happier. So far I have not decided what I am going to do but over this Christmas holidays I will be trying out making stop-motion animations with plasticine, hoping somethings comes up…

Between each of the animations, we might have little things going on to keep it interesting and make sure the user definitely feels like there are things going on all around them.

Audio Visual Assignment (VR Stop-Motion)

We have been assigned a project, by our Audio Visual Lecturers, where we are given an extreme amount of freedom. We can work alone or in a group, using only video, only sound or both together.

After spending a few lessons experimenting with different technologies like the VR (Virtual Reality) and sound recording devices. As well as different techniques such as, stop motion, taking photos and videos through distorted glass etc.

Both me and Callum took a liking to the VR headset and the stop-motion animation and have decided to work together to make a 360 stop-motion animation, where the user can put on the headset and then look around and see a few different animations going on, all at the same time.

Website Progress before Christmas break

Just before Christmas we had a deadline for the website, which we had to bring in all the designs and code we’d written in and present them to our lecture and seminar in a short presentation. After this, we were given feedback, and can then go on to edit our designs or expand upon our code over the holidays.