Self-Image Project (The Change of Plan and Why)

My self-image project as not been a easy one for one trying to think of a creative idea that expresses yourself what you like and even what you dislike. now my originally idea was to create a interactive white board and allow my peers to interact with images of myself and things i liked such as books and films ect..

The idea behind this project was to show the my peers how I love interactive media and also show them what i liked in a every different way.
I did this using a computer, a projector, a Wiimote and software that was free to use from Johnny Chung Lee’s website.


This was very simple to do and it all worked the the problem was allowing people to interact with images and alter them this is where i hit a brick wall as they say so i decided not to give up on the idea but to come back to it and keep coming back to it till i have mange to complete this project.

But… I still had to hand something in so i decided to do a 2D pixel animation based upon retro computer games like Pac-Man so i got to work and brought some graph paper and drew a few character designs and ideas for the environment in which the character would move and interact with.
Once I had done this I got to work animating my designs I did this using Adobe Flash CS5 by first switching on the show grid and snap to grid applications this would make it much easier to draw out and set out drawing my designs out starting out with my very simple design based upon Pac-Man.

Once I had drawn out my design I began to animate my character moving it slightly frame by frame this took a while and now with four done I decided to place these into Adobe Première Pro CS5 and see what they would like once all put together with a soundtrack taken from Pac-Man.

Let me know what you think.

Level 1: – Media,
Because I love the media industry and is something I highly enjoy and would like it to be my future place of work.

Level 2: – Books,
Because I do on a evening like to read books some of my favourites are “Yes Man”, “Friends Like These” by Danny Wallace and “World War Z” by Max Brooks.

Level 3: – Going Out (Illustrated with Image of Drinks)
Because I like going out with my friends socialising and meeting new people.

Level 4: – Jokes
Again because I like to hang out with my friends and have a laugh with them and just relax with them and talk.

Now my only problem was it only lasts 31 seconds and I think it needs to last longer so my next plan is again another 2D pixel animation but this time Influenced by the old Super Mario games I have my character designed all I need to do I to figure out how to animate the character and make it look like he is walking in Adobe Flash CS5.

So my next plan was to again do another 2D pixel animation but this time Influenced by the old Super Mario games have designed characters and coins now all had to do was animate them decided do in as you can see it success as you can see at the very bottom of this post.
I did this time using Adobe Photoshop CS5 i first drew out the images in individual layers i also copied a few such as the coins and my character so i had one facing to the left and one to the right i then began to animate frame by frame the reason behind animating it frame by frame was so I could have slightly more control and could ensure my animation was smooth.

Once I had done this I then exported it out at as a Quicktime Movie and began building the end product in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 fitting all the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle and adding various elements such as Music, Sound FX, Bars and Tones to add something to the beginning, and titles speaking of which i haven’t come up with a title for the end product any suggestion?


About michaelmoore32

An aspiring director and designer of films and visual effects. I love creating various media products of all shapes and sizes. I have recently gone on to broadening my horizons looking towards interactive media which including video mapping as away to display work and also as an advertising platform for products. Check out some of my work on my Blog,YouTube and also follow me on Twitter where I will keep you up to date on work I am currently working on and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Posted on December 6, 2010, in Personal Planning, Relfection and Development, Principles of Computer Graphic's. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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