Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
It's about the journey of a pixel's search for a better picture.
Coldplay - Lost? from messytimbo on Vimeo.
So this was meant to be entered for the coldplay lost? Video contest. the competition ran for a month but me and lyd made this in the final week of the contest, it was always going to be a challenge to get it in on time but if it wasn’t for my flash file bugging while outputting we would have made it. I was a little disappointed that we didn't get it submitted in time, so I left it for while before trying to sort it out. Fortunately I found a way around my exporting problem.
There’s soooooooooo much I would change about it, I won't go into detail, but there's a lot :), however i'm not willing to go back in and try and fix them, I need to be getting on with loads of other things and this was only meant to be a quick, see what we could do in one week kinda project, so...it is what it is. But what I will say is I learnt an incredible amount from making it, so I'm very pleased about that.
here's a link to the the winning video
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
This is the end frame from the video
when i get it sorted, I'll post the final video.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
So thought I'd give it a whirl. I've added some text to glue the drawings together.
I'd like to here your thoughts, and see if you think it's clear.
I might try this out for a while. I was getting a bit board just posting random sketches.
Friday, October 31, 2008
i thought I'd better post something quickly so that i can make my one a week post.. HEER
This is my first every bits of animation done about 3 or so years ago, and is also the first and last time i made stop motion animation.
I made it with no story in mind, just wanted to play about and see what i could create. I had and lot of fun making the set and building the toys, which bar the big one, are from kinder eggs. what can i say, i love chocolate!
surprise surprise from messytimbo on Vimeo.
Friday, October 24, 2008
I'm halfway through the animation on my little short, but it's been put on hold for a couple of weeks because I'm helping out on a music video for Partizan's animation department. it's going well, and I'm learning loads and meeting really great people.
I'm gonna try and work all weekend on the short. I've still not got any ideas for a name for it yet, any ideas?
Monday, October 13, 2008
answer from the last post.
Chicken Boo from the animaniacs (if you don't know this character youtube him, i think he's one of the best characters of all time! but he's kinda slipped under the radar)
Robbie from Dinosaurs
The face of the Iron Giant
i did think that there was one more...but i've forgotten which character it was.
if you look at all these characters you'll understand. hahahaha
Sunday, October 05, 2008
see if you can guess what characters they are?
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
i just got back from Oslo in Norway and i had a great time. i tried the night before i left to post this animatic but the file i uploaded in vimeo was skipping and stuff when it played. I didn't have time to fix it, which sucked because i don't wanna start animating it until i get a bit of a critique on it. I was hoping when i got back i'd have some good feedback, make some changes based on the feedback and start to work on it. but as it hasn't worked out that way...bummer.
anyways, feel totally free to give any thoughts you have on the timing, the staging, or poses. I'm totally open to any suggestion you'd like to make.
i tried to make the animatic quite detailed in terms of movemet, i think it will make it easier when it come to animating it in flash.
little man animatic from messytimbo on Vimeo.
I've gotta bust my ass into gear now coz i need a job badly! expect to see more animation in the very near future
plus I'll post up some of the drawings i did in Oslo, there won't be very many because i didn't do a hell of a lot because most days i was trying to deal with a hang over.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
This is a Music Video i animated on for the an Australian musician called Alex Lloyd.
it was directed by a Friend and ex class mate of mine called Kim Alexander. Kim is one of the hardest working people i have ever met. not only did she conceived the concept, design, storyboard, animate most of and direct it, but she also done all the post production work as well...oh and i forgot to mention that she did all that while working full time! she's amazing, and i think it looks amazing . Also it was put together in only 8 weeks, which i think makes it even more amazing.
I animated two parts of it, the bus stop bit and the sun set bit.
I hope you like it.
Thank you Kim for giving me the opportunity to work on such a great project!
p.s here's a link to the youtube page so you can watch a high quality version. the high res option is below the player.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
got inspired to do something in it after i watch a beautifully animated ad which was made using flash and after effects.
check it out! coz they kinda teach you how it was done, not so much the after effects side, but the flash they do. you can even download the fla. files!
so i took that old bit of flash animation i did and quickly drew and back drop of London, cut it up in photoshop and put it into A.E to see what i could come up with. i played about with the 3d field, lighting and even put in a camera move.
it's not much but i learnt a bit today. so I'm happy
Untitled from messytimbo on Vimeo.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I've wanted to see this since last year. but the only u.k date up until now was in Manchester, and at the time i couldn't make it.
But i found out recently that there was 7 night book at Royal Opera House in London's west end. so I've been waiting for the tickets to go on sale...and at 10am they finally did!
I got 2 Tickets! woo hoo!
Man, i can't friggin wait!
Friday, June 06, 2008
Here are some other daily sketches.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
i didn't go life drawing yesterday, but here's a life drawing from last week. also last week i went for a Nandos in the east end of London, after i left i spotted restaurant two doors down from it and i laughed so hard i was almost sick (especially after that nice little half chicken and spicy rice, yum yum)
and here's why hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha (god bless the camera phone)
still not the best fake restaurant, my friend went to Manchester and told me about a place called Mctucky's hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...i feel a little hungry now...hahahahahahahahahaha
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
comments most welcome, critiques please! don't feel shy :)
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Coming to the end of my latest sketch book, but there's not much that i'm pleased with. fingers crossed that the next one's gonna be a banger
in order of top to bottom, left to right
-dude on a bus
-lydia working hard on them essays, go lyd!
-man on a deck chair in green park (i sat on one as well until i was asked to pay £1.50)
-BUSTED! dude caught me drawing him on the train, good job i didn't draw his facial features first. i drew in his expression after from memory.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Yeah so the model had this plastic ring that she was holding (whoop-de-do). Also in this session we were instructed to try out single line drawings with both are right and left hands. There is also some 1 and 2 minute warm ups as well. urrr...feedback is welcome...sorry for not posting last week...etcetera, etcetera
Don’t know why but I’m going to leave you with a rather inspiring quote by truly great thinker, a man of true wisdom, a great philosopher, a real intellect.
"There are three rules that I live by: never get less than 12 hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who got the same first name as a city; and never go near a lady who's got a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick with that, everything else is cream cheese."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
before anyone asks i didn't do the street fighter part :)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I really like the way Kristian is colouring short round at the moment, so being the original guy that i am, I’ve copied him hahahaha, poorly, hahaha :)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
i thought great! Try to not use so much control with your right hand, and use the control for the details and I’ve found i new way of drawing. Wrong! as soon as i got that power back with my other hand, I completely forgot about that idea.
In fact the drawing I did after looks especially stiff and over worked i think.
It would be great to get some feedback on this session, so i can apply it to my life drawing this week.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I hope you like.
And yes, some animation. It’s one of the first things I’ve done in ages, and It’s pretty crappy. I was mucking around in flash and I liked what I was doing, so I kept on wanting to see it a bit more refined. Thus what started as a square with a circle for a head turn in to a caricature off me, which is ultimately a square with a head...which is circular? but now i don't like it much. (but when do i ever like my work :) )
It’s got a lightbox and a chair in the background, and i was toying with the notion that he was going to grab the chair and start doing something at the light box, but I think it’s a bit cliché. So i think I’m going to scrap the background. If anyone’s got a idea about what he (I) could do next I’m all ears...unlike my caricature which has no ears.
drop in from messytimbo on Vimeo.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
but when she left she was fine, i think she was just feeling a little weak.
they called another model to come so we could finish off the session which was amazing because i thought that would be it for the night.
here's the new bloke below
i'm gonna post again this week, so stay tuned!