Since I’m looking forward, in the next few weeks, to bollocking those of my students who’ve not bothered to post anything to their PDP blogs, since the current term began, I thought I’d better get my arse in gear myself, lest some barrack-room lawyer pipe up with a, "Please stop hitting me with that length of two-by-four dear tutor for, in our indolence, we were only emulating your good self!"
So, here come a couple of posts from the “Leading by Example” school of lecturing:
Project Innocence, is the working title we’ve given to a stop-frame animation film, which I’ll be making during the course of this academic year with a select band of my 2nd year animation students. By "I’ll be making with…", I mean, "They’ll be making… while I stand around. pointing at things and generally getting in the way"
Project Innocence is a story of a young girl, Innocence who, whilst staying at her granny and granda’s house, along with her brother Charlie, accidentally unleashes havok when she innocently [pun intended] begins playing with some old Voodoo dolls, which she stumbles across in the attic.
Here’s a wee ‘mood-boardy’ type doodle from my sketchbook, which I scribbled up after one of our early production meetings, where we’d thrashed out the bare-bones of storyline and setting.