So far throughout the first month of this class, my ideas of animation have been pushed around in a way that has challenged me to go the extra mile when creating an animation. So far I’ve shown some ideas and skills from my storyboards and animations of what I want and what I can do with limited time. What I lack so far is the self-prepping step/Time management, after the previous animation “week 1” I was disappointed to show my attempt of animating for only one week. It wasn’t where my skills should be now, but due to the crunch for time and the length it takes to create a 2d hand-drawn animation, I had to make some changes last minute. Originally I had a subject for my animation who was going to rip apart a piece of paper for my “ripping the seams” project, but drawing out all of the frames and fixing them up for clean-up, ink, and color, I just didn’t plan ahead of this process.
Although I have some great still image work, of which is where I want to head more towards for style, I need to emulate that into my animations. I feel that the thing I should focus more is the amount of time I that I put in and how fast I can get done in the amount of time given on any animation. How I can do this is to set up an animation schedule for how many hours I should be spending in the studio drawing out my frames, doing the line work, clean up and color. This should all be planned out before and not during the process.
So this class has test my strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the different assignments. It keeps my ideas flexible and keep me on my toes which can challenge my skills. I feel that I may have taken that mindset into when I’m animating on my own time which isn’t good since I am in charge of how much time goes in my animations and how my want some of the stories to go. Overall the main course I should be heading on is planning out ahead of time of how I want to go about every project so that it saves me some time afterward.