Lip Sync | In My Opinion

This semester, we've started learning how to lip sync, and boy do I love it! I find it really satisfying, giving a voice to a character that I've animated. For this first attempt, we were given a choice of clips to work with, all of which came from the 11 Second Club, and I decided to pick this one from Juno. Positive vibes and life advice dressed up in something of a droll voice; that seemed like it'd be fun to play with. Click the video above to have a listen, and glance below to see the rough workings out behind the scenes. There's also a rough"pencil test" of this guy in last weeks' Multimedia Sketchbook, too, if you're interested in seeing that.

Planning

Planning

October Multimedia Sketchbook

Thinking about graduations.... My brother graduates at the end of this month; I've still got two more years before I get to wear that hat.

Thinking about graduations.... My brother graduates at the end of this month; I've still got two more years before I get to wear that hat.

Between all the "real" work that I create, I make a lot of random bits and pieces of things. Illustrations, animations, sounds. Some of them are tiny segments of projects that I'll never share here, some of them are the result of me playing around with software, some of them are the end results of tutorials, and some of them will lead on to final pieces. Either way; sometimes I make things that I kinda want to share, but they don't really warrant a whole blog post on their own. So here, I've gathered a few oddities that fall under that category. 

When I'm not creating things, or hanging out with lovely people, how do I spend my time? Reading, watching, travelling. Learning new things and finding new perspectives. 

When I'm not creating things, or hanging out with lovely people, how do I spend my time? Reading, watching, travelling. Learning new things and finding new perspectives. 

Me, always amazed by the power of the pen... 

Me, always amazed by the power of the pen... 

Thinking about where I am, where I want to be, and how I'm gonna get there.

Thinking about where I am, where I want to be, and how I'm gonna get there.

Tutorial from last week. Lip sync is super fun!

Tutorial from last week. Lip sync is super fun!

My first real attempts at Lip Sync. I'm currently developing this guy, and will be sharing the final scene soon! 

Audio Soundscape - A Tale Of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities is a segment of Neil Gaiman's Sandman: Worlds' End. Using the graphic novel excerpt as a script, towards the end of 2013, me and two friends (shoutout to Kirsty and Jamie :) ) captured all the dialogue needed to build a soundscape. I also created my own foley, and used sound effects from on-line sources. This is my version of the tale.

For our work on the project, our team was awarded best in the Audio category at our end-of-year exhibition, Pen & Pixel, which was held on the 22nd of May 2014.