My latest commission was a video for a society at my university who are called Cardiff Racing. They are comprised of engineering students and build cars every year from scratch to race and compete against teams from other universities. They wanted a short promo video to send to potential sponsors and to give a quick introduction to who they were.
This was a first venture into video and video editing which was challenging but fun. I enjoyed working on the project and learning a LOT about Premiere Pro.
Obviously there are some issues which I am aware of, but overall I am pleased with how it came out and hope that the team are able to use it to get some new sponsors and raise awareness of what they do!
So, whilst I’m on here updating you about my 2013, it would make sense to mention what was probably my biggest achievement of the year. I was asked by my university (Cardiff University) to create an animation for them called “5 Reasons Students Love Cardiff”. You can watch it below.
Creating the animation was such a huge project for me, the first of anything like it that I have done. Here are a few of the stills from the production process.
The process was based on how I have animated in the past – creating and colouring in line drawings frame by frame in Photoshop. This meant I had to save almost every time I drew a line or coloured in a small section which did get quite frustrating. There must be an easier way!
Does any one else animate in this way or have any suggestions?
In an exciting turn of events I actually got asked to do another commission following on from a potential client seeing this video. This animation is now finished and I am hoping to share it with you as soon as it has been released by the company!
I made the first trip up to Aberystwyth this weekend to see Ben and obviously brought my camera…
NB you may need to double click on this to bring it up in a seperate window for it to play!
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.
My first animated GIF. (3 loops only, refresh to watch again!)
However far it gets, I hope we’ll always be those people dancing in front of a tripod, no matter how many people are watching.