Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Quoting Chris

I don't particularly like this idea. I don't think it will entitle us to have a nice environment... everything will be sort of neutral lighting and it would be hard to have a situation like this convince people in a 2-3 min short.

I had an idea for a pixaresque short of a guy in an office having trouble with poorly behaving technology, just a thought. It has been done before yes, I believe Kofi has done something similar in the past, but it may be quite amusing to animate, plus there is plenty of opportunity for animation .... looking in Tom's direction. =P

Quoting Fahran

Quoting Fahran:

I personally would go with 1 film made well.

The only problem is we might not be allowed to be in a group of 8 and work on 1 film. One thing we already know if we wouldn't want to be split up to work with other people so there's a bit of a problem there.

I'd say for the summer,definitely initial ideas, storyboards and animatic as well can be done and maybe start on the modeling. texturing i think will be too ambitious to have done by the end of the month. We don't want to do too much and not have the tutors disagree with it.

So at least everything at least done that we can pitch with should be great and done by then.

Also, once we've set up a final choice of animation we'd work on for the third year, i'd like to buy a domain and hosting to have our site and have a personal blog on our server. This will make things professional and give us the serious, must finish feeling.

It'd be awesome, rather than having to have a stupid blogger or wordpress, we can have it all on one domain.

it would be best to meet up during the summer or at least have a skype group conference to discuss each persons role and tasks.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010


I definitely agree whatever we choose to do, the pre production should be done before we return, and dont worry about if the idea wont get selected, that shouldnt be the case if we have a very strong idea which we have developed well. By pre-produc I mean we should have storyboards done, animatic, models textured and ready to be rigged/animated.
About the groups, I personally am not sure if we can pull off two films. It just seems very unlikely. Also concerning Tom's idea about having two films and two groups, surely then its basically two individual films being made by two different groups. There is no point in 1 major group split into two, working on diff films, it should be two totally grps?
As for ideas I am open to anything, seriously I dont want to do hyper real, I am happy with stylised/cartoony, etc. I just want a solid idea and story, so we can get rolling.
I met up with Clym today, and we just had a very quick brainstorming session, were both kinda leaning to working on just 1 film atm, coz the pressure of two might just be too much.

So yea, your thoughts please guys..

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

An idea, but not a story idea... yet.

Hey guys! Hope you're all having a good summer so far!

I have a few little ideas of how I believe we should play this.

Firstly I still feel having 2 films is what will truly make us stand out, now when I say 2 films what I really mean is having 2 separate groups that could (if you choose to) help out on the other film.

5 people per team, so 10 in total.

I know we're only 8 atm, but we could introduce two others!

1 "epic" film, and 1 "cartoony" film.

I will be coming up with several ideas in the coming weeks, which I will speak with you lot and also Dan Dalli (the tutors are the ones who choose the films, it'd be best to speak with them).

I'd personally LOVE to direct the "cartoony" piece.

I was considering about 2-3 minutes long, technically brilliant, but visually very appealing.

Now this may be a crazy idea, but I'd personally love to get the pre-production done by the end of the summer (perhaps some modeling too!). That'd leave A LOT of time on the animation, the texturing (think How To Train Your Dragon), and the lighting and rendering.

So who's with me?

Monday, 24 May 2010

Bad Day at Work

I had an idea for a pixaresque short of a guy in an office having trouble with poorly behaving technology, just a thought. It has been done before yes, I believe Kofi has done something similar in the past, but it may be quite amusing to animate, plus there is plenty of opportunity for animation .... looking in Tom's direction. =P

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Making of Fenrir

Making of Fenrir - Oussama Bouacheria from Bouacheria Oussama on Vimeo.

Check out the making of vid, showing concepts, animation stages (2d) and composition! very inspiring

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Lights Out

Cool short!

Lights Out from cormaction on Vimeo.

This is a little animation I've been tinkering around with for a while. The original incarnation was designed for the Piranhabar reception desk which spanned 3 HDTV's so it was wiiiiiiiide. This version is a little easier to swallow on a single screen.

It follows a little robotic character who's just trying to grab some shut-eye but the factory around him springs to life unexpectedly. A serious design flaw in the factories ergonomics prevents the poor guy from reaching the off switch and the rest is history!

I pretty much did everything you see and hear here. Visuals were done in XSI, comping and grading in After Effects and sound was done in Premiere. Sound design purely based on sound effects was a new venture for me so I hope the result sounds ok!

For a stereoscopic 3D version hop on over here:

check out my site for a few more bits :)

work completed at Piranhabar:

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Some Olde refreshing inspiration

For those such as myself, still caught in awe by the skill; diverse colour, timing, sense of depth and general awesomeness here's some classic Gobelin' favourites for your enjoyment/inspiration.

Friday, 23 April 2010


A cool games trailer which could be inspirational.

Andy's Ideas

Nice ideas Andy. I think the sky chase is an awesome, but I think I prefer the idea with the jealous previous project. Could work and be quite neat. As you have illustrated we might not need leg animation for the creator, just him sitting down immersed on his latest project, fidgeting and recoiling at the annoying robotic arm behind him or something along those lines.

Awesome Animation Shorts

Nice videos you found there Fahran I especially like the first animation. Its sweet yet well executed with effective lighting.
Nice ideas Andy, the sky idea is awesome (already picturing it in my head).

i am robot

so this idea is of an inventor, tony stark style, who is working on a new project but the old project is getting jealous and keeps interrupting him and trying to get his attention, very disruptive yet very playful

Thursday, 22 April 2010


hey guys, nice vids fahran i had an idea of a guy in a flying contraption with a small supporting character as they fly around trying to catch birds with a hand net, which would then be put in cages that would hang from the vehicle. the bloke scrapes to make enough money to live but loves the sky and his pet(supporting character). anyway they are failing to catch anything but then there is a beastly roar and our characters make haste to get out of the way of a behemoth of a flying giant. which the guy decides will make him a lot of money, so they throw away the net pull a lever to unfold some bitching wings on the vehicle and possible engines as well. then the chase ensues. sky chase - has to have close encounters with the beasts tail nearly destroying the vehicle, also the companion will fall and need to be rescued mid fall. gets to the point where our lead has jumped from the his vehicle on to the back of the beast and is holding on for life. all he has is a rope and a knife--- manages to climb his way to the beasts head. is ready to plunge the knife into its head but cannot do it as he sees the look in the behemoths eye. the beast seeing its chance rolls and knocks the lead off of its back and he plunges to his death -- it is a really long way to fall so perhaps the guy can enjoy falling as he feels like he is flying - fade to black...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

More short films.

Hey guys, found some more stuff you might wanna check out:

these two have more of a story to them :

and these are more abstract:

Round 6 Short film

Sent this to u guys already but meh, just incase :

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

List Ideas

We should keep a list of ideas that we come up with too.

New Ideas

Anybody had any new ideas?


Well I haven't had any ideas so far regarding 3rd year animation ideas which have any weight, other than the Salt Lake and Post World War City Child ideas.

Need to look for additional inspiration. I shall be looking at paintings, photographs, feature and short movies/ animations and music for inspiration.
lol! Yes CAPS Indeed! =O

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Lets do this shiz

COME ON PPL, LETS DO THIS SHIZZLE *capslock is needed for extra boost*