I am please with the final outcome of my animation. At the begining of this project i really struggled to get to grips with after effects. However towards the end after much practice i started to really understand it.
After being given the music ‘music is math’ by the boards of Canada, the three words that came into my mind that i thought related to the music were ORGANIC, NATURE and REPETITIVE. After brainsorming these words i came up with the idea for my final piece. This is a bee flying around and pollenating flowers. The bee is being REPETITIVE by repeating the process of pollenating flowers. The flowers and the bee itself represent the words ORGANIC and NATURE.
I decieded i wanted to make my animation mixed media because it is something that i enjoy doing. I used water soluable penicils on the bee itself. I think that the drawing of the bee turned out to be really successful. I really enjoyed the tape project at the start of the year, so decieded to use it again for the sunflower. Once i scanned in the tape sunflower i feel it worked really well. I also scanned in textured paper to create the grassy background. I scanned in the pink roses from wrapping paper. For the third set of flowers in my animation i used rayograms. I really enjoyed the rayogram workshop and would be keen to do it again.
When it came to animating my bee i wanted the movement to look as realistic as posible. I took the scan of the bee into photoshop and seperated each part of the body. Once seperated i took it in to after effects and animated each part of the body. I put a motion blurr on the bees wings to make them appear to be almost buzzing. I then used the motion sketch to make the bee move across the landscape i created. I really liked using this tool as it quicken up the process of moving the bee. It also helped make the bees movement appear flittish and quick.