5/8/08

A few last words

I believe I am overdue for a post about my thesis. The last couple weeks have been some of the most intense weeks of my life. However, I pulled through in the end, and I'm glad the screening of my animation seemed to be well-recieved.

First off, I have to give credit to some wonderful people for helping me out with coloring, namely Amanda, Matt, Carder, and Emily (for coloring the very last scene I had to color, at an ungodly hour of the night/morning). Between them, they colored about a dozen scenes for me, and this significantly lightened my workload and stress levels. Also, I really need to thank Shawn for staying with me until the very end of the project, so I wouldn't give up, and for helping me out with small things like my credits, which I wouldn't have finished if she hadn't been there to assist me with. Finally, I thank all of my classmates and the faculty involved in the thesis, for helping me along the way and providing me with suggestions and inspiration throughout the whole process.

The process of creating this animation was very long, and I think it is safe to say it has been one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life thus far. However, it was a huge learning experience. I improved throughout it, I experimented and learned how to do things that I never thought I'd have the ability to do, and I'm glad I was able to have something to show from it afterwards.

The only thing I look back on and would really like to have changed are my backgrounds. The fact of the matter is that due to not having enough time, I ended up re-using a lot of the same backgrounds in my shots. If I had the skill and the time, I would have made them better. But for now, they work.

Again, I can't thank I still can't believe it's finally finished!

4 comments:

sheila said...

Lauren-

Congratulations! All of your hard work paid off! I really don't think your backgrounds are lacking. They set up the scenes well. They didn't need to be any more complicated than they were. I think they worked with your aesthetic. Your animation has come a long way. You should be proud of yourself! Please stay in touch.

Katie said...

Hey girl, do you have your film posted anywhere? Ifnot, please email it to me, I'd love to see it!

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Connie Vargas said...

I really wanted to take up a fine arts course before but now it's just one of my frustrations. How did you come up with your thesis ideas? I always had this idea that animations were always hard to do. Well, it really looks like it!