Time passed so fast 12 weeks passed suddenly. In a word, it was absolutely great time for me. I enjoyed this project indeed. Even the time when I was choosing the theme was the most difficult part of this project for me. I would like to talk about brief of my theme first. I first project theme was related about animals especial endangered animals, I was always interested in animals, and I remembered some endangered campaigns that I used to know before so I wanted to do that. Second, theme was globalization. I thought about my family and friends for theme. Then I thought about me now. Now I am studying in UK that is completely opposite from my country, and I made many friends who are from many different countries. Then, the word “global” comes to mind. In fact, I mixed two topics. I had more interest in global topic, its more related to me so I could do the finial project happily. But I still want to do about animals and pop-up book which I planed in first theme so I decided to mix them, bring the theme from ‘globalisation’ and bring the present way from ‘endangered animals’ by using animals make pop-up book and Gif.
For got research I went to the London to go to the London Zoo and British Museum. The London Zoo was so big. There were a lot of animals I wanted to research. Tiger, giraffe, lion, bird, monkey, and so on. One bad thing was the weather was nice lots of animals were sleeping under the sun, so I could not take a picture close to them. Especially because the beasts lions and tigers were too far away from people, I could not take pictures well with my phone. Nevertheless, I did a lot of research for animals. And I thought the British Museum, which has artifacts from various countries, would be the best place to search about many countries. Moreover admission is free! Egypt and Europe have done a lot of research in Christmas Vacation, so I looked around Asia first and then I looked around Africa and Europe. One thing I surprised about was that there was a Korean exhibition hall, they installed a part of the Hanok there. I was able to complete the primary research on the Asian side that I was worried about at the British Museum. Moreover I went to the city centre library to research about children’s book and went to the second-hand shop to buy the pop-up book.
In this finial project I did lots of development and try to used different skills and materials. First when I arranged my research for animals and countries I draw rough sketches of the character design. After that I did 5 animal characters design, I tried lots of different style of drawing I tried put amount of colours to find match colours. For my gif I just want to used the AI to make the characters, however it was the first time to use Ai so I search many tutorial in YouTube and I practiced them. I got advised to use various materials while doing a peer assessment. I was confused about how I could use other materials. I could use other materials, but it was a question of how to connect it to my project. So I asked the tutor for advice and she told me to make a texture with various materials and put it on a character made with ai. Than the output be better. So after that I focus to make different textures. I used water-colour, acrylic, crayon, ink, colour pencils, lino and plants. Create some shape of pattern than I scan them and apply on my Ai character’s clothes and the background. After finish to make characters I put it in After effect to make gif. I learned it in moving image rotation so I could make gif fast, in addition for give special effect I searched and followed some tutorials for Ae skills in Youtube. When I make pop up book I made lots of test pieces of pop up book. Consider the style, colours position of characters the letters shape and the papers colours and paper material. And I thought a lot about the contents of the book. I think that the content is simple, but in order to give lessons to my target children, I made a lot of worrying and satisfying contents.
In this project, I shared a lot of opinions with the tutor and friends during the project. Especially I shared a lot with my friends. I especially talked lot of with someone sit next to me, we seem to be good advisors to each other. Whenever there was a problem, I immediately asked for feedback and got good advice. Also the conversation with the tutor has always led me to a better direction. As I was doing the project, there were a few panic situation that I really had to deal with. I talked to the tutor every time and the tutor helped me to develop more by giving me different directions. A weekly peer assessment was helpful too. I was also able to get advice about my work and be stimulated by watching the speed and work of other friends.
Originally, I made a pop-up book as a main and a gif as an ancillary. I made a book by thinking about an exhibition and tried to make a gif if I could afford it. But in my research I thought gif would be better suited to global themes. Global is the main reason for the development of IT, and gif is more suitable for IT and spread more widely than book, so I thought that I could see people from any country globally.
I wanted to make a gif, but with 5 characters, it can not make a gif because the video can be made longer than gif. I really satisfied with my short animation, before I made that I did lots of research and experiment and I challenged new things the Ai. I was able to find me when I made a character with Ai and it was so hard to remember that it was hard for me to make shapes at first. I am very proud of my progress because I have become more proficient in dealing with the program Photo shop, After effect and Ai than before through this project. There has one thing need to develop is the speed of the video. I felt that if the speed of the video was a bit faster, it would have been better. I satisfied with my pop-up book too it was different style with animation. Cover is bright and lovely and content pages are eye-catching and lovely. But I don’t have enough time so I just made 2 piece of my book’s story. If I had enough time, I would have been able to make all the book appetizers. Thourgh the FMP I was able to discover that I developed. Perparing the finial piece I could learn more about the illusrtation. I challenged different and varies technique and I could obtion more skills