Here are my 3 pieces of homework
1. WHAT GOT YOU INTO MOTION DESIGN?
I've always been incredibly passionate about animation
but never really gave it a try, I've been getting into drawing
and graphic design over the last couple of years and recently
I've been incredibly curious about motion design and have become
very attracted to the intricacies within it.
The piece I chose was Keinon by Tendril.
Shorts like this have always inspired me, this piece
tells a story through the details rather than dialogue.
Through the use of lighting and color it gives a real
sense of loneliness to the protagonist but also gives
a sense that he's on some sort of quest for revenge,
like he has some personal vendetta against those demons.
The audio really grounds everything and brings it together,
in the beginning there was some ambient noise and screams/growls
from the demons which really gives the piece an epic feeling
and also forshadows something is about to happen, shortly after the
ambient sounds stop and it's just the sounds of the fighting
and the man screaming which helps alot to convey that he is
angry at the demons, and has personal stakes in this. Also
the sounds of rocks breaking and glass shattering when he
defeats each demon gives his attacks a sense of weight and
believability. Everything comes together to create a very
interesting and fluid piece of animation, it feels like
every element is perfectly crafted and created with intention,
nothing is there without a reason.
2. Comparing the two different animations
The animation on the left is better. When it starts out the
ball on the left falls fast and then slows down once it hits
the half circle, where as the one on the right maintains the
same speed the entire time. When they get launched up and hit
the stick before landing on the ground the ball on the left
seems to interact with it alot more realistically where as
the ball on the right almost phases through it. As the balls
fall down and get pushed by the box the ball on the left smears
to indicate motion and speed where as the one on the right doesn't.
That feeling of speeding up and slowing down gives the left one
a feeling of momentum and fluidity that the piece on the right