Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Myths, Monsters and Hobbits

Seeing as my world would feature some sort of creature that you feed, I watched the documentary Myths, Monsters and Hobbits and took several notes.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Vast Creature World influences

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance: Dream Eaters, Yu-Gi-Oh, Tamagotchi, Monster Vs Aliens, Earthbound, Monster Finger Puppets, Eric Carle, Hero 108, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Alien toy craze, Haribo, Cardcaptors, Tiny Monsters, Adventure Time, 1950s board games, Moshi, Monsters, Digimon, Neopets, Pokemon

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Monday, 28 January 2013

Textures influences

Visit to the British Museum

Over the weekend, I visited the British Museum. I went to the Ancient Egypt sections and took as many pictures of potential design influences, along with possible textures. I took photos of hieroglyphics, sarcophagi, mummies, sculptures of Gods, papyrus, utensils and many more.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Cooking and Healthy Eating

After researching various news articles, past and present, it seems there is an ongoing desire for cooking to be taught in schools as part of the curriculum. I believe that by creating an animation that encourages children to cook, it would help support the people that are pushing for this. Telmo and Tula is an example of an animated TV show that are already pushing this message:

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Major Project - Existing Shows

I would like my Major project to contain educational content, be comedic, and be aimed at school children. Whether it is character design, a game, or an environment, I have not decided. I've researched several existing children's educational tv shows that appeal to me.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013

Mahiki BG Music and Sound Effects development

Today I recorded the background music for my animation. Key influences include Les Baxter, Robert Drasnen and the studio Mutato Muzika. The guitar parts make use of a Jazz Pentatonic scale. The beat I performed on the djembe is a mixture of the methods played in Exotica music, and drum and bass. I also recorded the sound effect for the river by recording my bathroom tap and shower and layering the two. Additional sound effects are yet to be recorded.