Thursday, 6 June 2013

Analysis of Movement

As aforementioned in a previous piece of work, our animation had to be re-filmed due to the camera movements being extremely unprofessional. The camera shook so much that it was impossible to actually focus on how the characters themselves are moving. Therefore the piece not looking like a stop motion animation. So the animation was re-filmed and a tripod was used to ensure the stillness of the camera. This piece of work shall be based on this re-filmed animation. Each image is as close as I could get to show the gradual movement as you cannot gain a screenshot every half second.

The movement within this piece looks much more professional that the previous animation. The first image shows the homeless person sitting in the street and the characters around him start to move. The timeline shows the gradual movement of the characters. Our group feel that the movement looks smoother and much more professional in the second time this has been filmed. The second image shows the gradual movements of the two characters either side of the homeless character. The character on the left moves out of the shot walking to the left. The character on the right gradually makes his way to the homeless person to place money into the cup. Again the third image shows him walking towards the homeless character.
Moving towards the fourth image you see a number of different changes. The character in the black has now made his way to the homeless person and you see a characters hand on the left gradually making its way into the shot. The third change is spotted in the right corner which is green. This is the front of the car the rolls through the shot. We thought this would be a good representation of how you would actually see this happening in the street standing of the other side of the pavement.

Moving onto the 6th image, you can see the the car is now fully made its way into the middle of the shot. Also the character in blue and red has now started to cross the road to get out of the shot eventually. At this point you can see behind the car the character in black is talking to the homeless person and bends down to place money into his cup. This then switches to the human hands animation which I shall talk about in the next image. The seventh image shows the human hands section representing the actions the character in black makes to create a clear description of what he is doing. The 8th image shows the same thing happening jut showing a gradual movement of the hand making its way to the cup to drop the money in. In this next image number 9, if you look very closely at it you can see a dark part between the cup and the hand, this is the money being dropped into the cup, it is much clearer when you watch the video of the animation.

The tenth image then shows the character has placed the money in the cup and gradually shows the character move his hand to point up towards the Crisis graffiti on the wall. Moving on onto the 11th image on the timeline. It then switches back to the lego characters. The movement is still just as gradually smooth as it was before. It picks up from where it left off before it transferred over to the human hands section of the animation. The is still in the center of the shot and moves to the left to get out of shot. The character on the left is also in the same place as before waiting for the car to pass so he can cross. The movement here is still very smooth yet gradual. Next image number 12 shows the same process as before the movement is smooth and very gradual, the character on the left has now almost made it out of shot and the car also.

Moving onto image number 13 you can see now that the car has made its way out of the shot and so has the other character in red and blue. You now see one of the main characters (in black) start to turn around and walk out of shot to the left. Image number 14 in the timeline on the left shows now that the homeless person has stood up, and as mentioned before the other character starts to walk out of shot to the left. The character is standing up to turn around and look at the wall behind him. The next shot shows the homeless character gradually turning around as the other character dressed in black walks out of shot. Making the homeless person stand up was most likely one of our most challenging parts of creating movement as the Lego characters have trouble themselves standing up without help and so we had to use blu-tac. The next screenshot is of the homeless person standing facing the wall, here he is very still so no movement really took place except when he stood up to turn and look at the Crisis Graffiti.

After this it moved to the homeless person cleaned up in the Crisis bedroom. The movement picks up from when he is facing the brick wall, except he turns towards the camera this time after he has faced the bedroom wall, he slowly turns around to look at the camera, the only movement in the 3 screenshots of the 
bedroom is him turning around and slowly starts to move his arm up. I shall explain this for the final screenshot. The last screen shot shows the main character hand start to wave, if you watch closely in the animation you can see his hand move from left to right to create a waving motion. We did this by taking a photo each time we moved his hand left to right, we thought this made him show a happy emotion to show Crisis had saved hmi from homelessness and will start to get him on the right track


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