I have fully rendered, exported and uploaded Creation now for your viewing pleasure!  It’s been a fun project and I think the most complex in terms of the compositions in After Effects.  I’m happy with it though so I hope you enjoy!

As the video description puts it: “My final third year piece for Media Production: Digital Media at the University of Lincoln.  Creation is based on Genesis 1 and 2, telling the story of Creation.  Music is not mine, it is Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, as performed by Nigel Kennedy.”

Project 2

I’ve decided to go along with an idea I had for the first semester’s project for this semester’s one; the creation story.  It can be found in Genesis 1 and 2 and tells the story of God’s creation of the universe which I think is quite an important story; it shows God’s creative power and His love for the universe and everything in it.

Inspirations have come from three main places for the whole project: The Brick Testament, The Manga Bible and Kick-Ass (three things that don’t usually go together!).  I hope to create a new way to teach and learn from the Bible to appeal to those who might not have looked into it before in a stylistic and aesthetically pleasing way.

The Brick Testament uses Lego to tell Bible stories in a new way.

The Manga Bible also tells Bible stories in a new way and plays with the idea of Moses as the story teller.

The Kick-Ass stills here are of the scene that has inspired me somewhat: the camera moves in and out of the tiles of the comic with animation happening inside in a really cool and stylistic way.  I’d like to emulate that to a certain extent with my animation.

The final idea I’m playing with is that which I first originally had back in September ’10, to have a pop-up style animation.  This will be something along the lines of the Desperate Housewives introduction and could be integrated within the comic book style look; the pop-ups happening inside the comic tiles.

Rev4 – Final Animation

I finished my animation quite a while ago.  It took around 24 hours overall to just render out, let alone the time it took to put it all together.  I was pleased with it in the end, though, even if there was a spelling mistake and a dodgy lion wing, and I got 68% for it, making it almost a first class mark, which I was extremely happy with it!

So, here it is, enjoy and let me know what you think!

Kinetic Typography

This is the opening to the animation I’m doing.  I’m currently rendering out all the scenes, most of which are taking hours to do, but this is all ready to go.  Enjoy.

Like a Son of Man

In my Rev4 animatiion, this is another shot.  This goes with Revelation 1:12-18:

I have yet to add lighting (for the eyes. the stars and lampstands), textures and a background for outside the door and window but this is it basically. Also, I haven’t quite figured out how to do the double-edged sword, but I will do somehow! The camera will also be much nicer!

Rev 4 Storyboards

My next animation project is based on a soundscape but apart from that, it’s a free brief.  I’ve chosen to do a soundscape on Revelation 4, a chapter from The Bible.  It looks at a vision of the throne room of God, take a look at the chapter itself by clicking here.

It’s going to take a lot of work: sketches by my friend Josh Dade, both 2D and 3D animation (using Maya 3D), and some sound design.  Here are my starting storyboards…