Thursday, 3 June 2010

Britishness Animation

So the second part of the 'Britishness' brief was to create an animation in Flash. I was torn when I heard about this as I've not properly used Flash in a serious way before, so it was a good chance to learn and experiment with it. But because I hadn't used it properly I was afraid it would come out crap. I was originally going to just animate my poster design, but after a little while playing around I thought its just looked like a made a Powerpoint presentation so didn't continue with that idea. The idea I moved on to was British people seem to always complain about the weather, whether it's sunny or rainy etc. I made a 'stop-motion' style animation, where one grumpy old man is in the foreground and a year flies by behind him and all he does is complain about the weather. If you watch closely there are several events that happen behind him too at the right time of year. I was fairly pleased with how it turned out, it could be muuuuuuch better but for a first-ish try not too bad.