Animation – giraffe animatic

Animatic – ‘gentle giraffe’ from Tiger Tea on Vimeo.

Okay, so this is a very basic animatic for a more ambitious project than making some ready-made illustrations move across this screen. This is going to be a full animated short (final length to be determined, it’s currently only about 1 min in length but I still need to factor in the speech). Characters will be designed, made to move and (hopefully) speak. It’s a basic concept but I’m not aiming to challenge the animators of legend just yet.

Anyways, this proved so invaluable in getting the timing right. It may even change again once I’ve got voices to the animals but it’s still a great building block. I’ll write a bit more about the storyboarding and character creation process in another post. Until then, enjoy! :D


Animation – ‘gentle giraffe’

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Here we are! Technically, the first post on the shiny new home for all my (mis)adventures in my illustration and animation practice :D This post is all about an ambitious little project that popped in to my head almost as soon as I started learning After Effects. I probably should go through a crash-course in motion graphics first but…well, I’m impatient.

Meet ‘gentle giraffe.’


Animation – turtle

So, I’ve just started using Studio12 in Leeds Central Library (if you’re under 30, seriously go there – really friendly, really helpful, and you can learn to use all sorts of good stuff).

I’m hoping to learn more about using After Effects for animation (it is apparently a bit more intuitive to use than the likes of Flash). So I thought I’d document some of my process and progress. My first session at Studio12 was an introduction to some basics but I hadn’t brought any prepared artwork or assets, so I was a bit limited.

On my second session, I brought SEA CREATURES! I’m not aiming for dizzying heights of animation here, I’m just aiming to get to grips with After Effects basics to then improve from there.