Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner: Client Project WOW potential clients for my project: Kadromah94 part 2

A few days later I revived another email from Mal my client:

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My animation has caught the interest of my client and he would gladly display it to the public but I only need to make a adjustment to the file since I made a spell mistake with Theatre, I have since then corrected this spelling mistake and have began to look at a way to present my work on one of the screen at the Kadromah94.


Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak: Bubble and Squeak Prototype 2

One of my first attempts at recreating the original storyboard in an animated format:

I decided to take my own advice and change the angle of Bubble’s when he is climbing the sink to a back view, the reason for this is that it shows Squeaks holding onto his shell a lot better than before. Unfortunately the downfall with this animation clip is that during this process my camera ran out of batteries causing the stopmotion software to do a weird glitch where the special countdown kept counting down to take a picture but do to no camera been able to receive a signal the countdown wouldn’t stop without me shutting down the software so this scene was completed in pieces. Even when I put new batteries in and it was reconnected, the software refused to turn of the countdown.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak: Squeaks Colour Experiment 1

This another experiment with different colours of card with Squeaks to see how they affect not only the narrative of the story but also how they make the character appear more life like.

Independent Practice: Random Sketches 3

Another Random Sketch Post:


A Life Drawing of my Tutor Janis. The purpose of this exercise was to not only improve our drawings kills especially with human anatomy but also to provide us with material to put on our blog. While I can see a wide range of improvement with my human anatomy I still have a long way to go, this can be seen with the face structure if my tutor Janis. The sketch of her face structure is too circular and it is very hard to make out her neck in this image. I also need to work on hands since my hand work in this sketch is not the best, I can’t get the proportioning correct or my shape with the hands but it still gives a general idea of her hand been hands. The background of this sketch isn’t the best either my perspective is ever so slightly out of sync. The rest of the work is fairy decent and development from my earlier work can be seen.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak Storyboard 5

This another post with a Bubble and Squeak Storyboard:


The opening of this storyboard is slightly different form the previous one for example instead of having the tap leak dripping on either Bubble and squeaks, I had the water drip into the water in their food bowl, so instead of having of having Squeak been asleep and eventually loosing his cool, I thought not only a nice change of pace of the two characters investigating the cause of the water dripping first and it also helps draw in the target audience since it makes the dropping water quite the mystery.


The rest of the storyboard continues like the previous one, with the exception of Squeak loosing his temper a lot later on in the animation/narrative and that I experimented with the Camera angles to see if I could not only keep the story flowing but also show the target audience what it is like from the perspective of the characters and what it is actually like for them living in this sort of place.  The story according to the target audience is humour and easy to follow for them the only down fall with them is the first angles for the tap are unnecessary due to the fact that we don#t need to see the water dripping from it at that angle but apart from that everything else was good.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak Storyboard 4

This post is another Storyboard for Bubble and Squeak:


The animation opens with Bubble and Squeak now been kept in the same environment since both species are known for living in very similar environment with the exceptions of snail been able to thrive a lot better in a damp or moist environment. The opening shot reveals that water is dripping from a nearby tap into their tank. Bubbles notices this in the next shot and looks up curiously at the dripping tap. Unlike Bubbles as shown in the next shot Squeaks is asleep and fails to notice the water even when it is splashing him. The next shot shows Bubbles is starting to enjoy the water that is dripping from the tap and that more water is beginning to splash onto Squeaks from Bubbles playing in the water. As this goes on Squeaks begins to notice the dampness of his bed while he is asleep, so he begins to try and readjust his position on his bed subconsciously, unfortunately squeaks then realises that he is wet and screams in annoyance. Bubbles feeling sorry for Squeaks calms his friends down and the two begin to formulate a plan to stop the dripping tap. The first attempt is Squeak trying to climb up the wall by himself, unfortunately this fails so the two come up with a pan of using each others natural abilities top scale the wall.


The two are successful and manage to scale the wall with Bubbles natural abilities and Squeaks manages to turn the valve of the tap and turn it off, the two then celebrate by high fiving each other. This narrative not only shows off the characters natural abilities but it also display their unique but lovable personalities as well. The narrative is also very basic but not to basic that it is boring. I will of course tweak this storyboard a few more time to correct any mistake such as that it need more frames in the scenes but apart from that an official storyboard final should be posted up soon, after the alterations are posted.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak Storyboard 2

This post is another Storyboard Idea for Bubble and Squeak sketched out of pen:


The animation opens with Bubbles noticing Squeaks is missing causing him at first he believes Squeaks is playing a prank but then realises that he isn’t so he starts looking for him since he cannot see him in his cage.


Bubbles starts to look around for Squeaks looking under his log first.


Then at his food bowl.


Then in his bed.


Eventually Bubbles can’t find anything in his tank and begins to leave it by his natural abilities of clinging to any surface to escape.

This storyboard was another attempt at finding a suitable narrative for my Bubble and Squeak, while it is based on one of my earlier narrative experiments, it is slightly different from it. For example the narrative has a lot more hiding places than it did in the original narrative. The only down fall with this is that the target audience felt that this was a bit unrealistic for a pet snail and mouse, with Squeak going missing and Bubble looking for hims, so unfortunately I have had to terminate this as a potential narrative for my project since the target audience not only found this narrative not very realistic but also boring. So I will have to go back to the proverbial drawing board and work out what to do next with this project and see if I can choose an appropriate narrative the not only please the target audience but makes also sense i.e. look more into the natural abilities of the creatures that are Bubble and Squeak.

Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner, Client Project: Women of the World or WOW! Women of Hull: Storyboard 2

This Post is another Storyboard Idea for my WOW Project, this storyboard is very similar to the previous one but there are still notable changes to it that do indeed the show the difference between the two:


The opening shot is of Amy Johnson at the controls of a vehicle of some sorts, most likely a plane. The Shot Begins to zoom out slowly, revealing more of what she is currently doing.


The shot continues to zoom out revealing that the vehicle that Amy Johnson is operating is indeed a plane and it is flying throwing the skies, which is is indicated by the clouds that are moving my the plane and the spinning propeller.


As you can see the first sequence for Amy Johnson is very similar to the original sequence that I created in the original storyboard, the only visible difference between the two is that the second version is the plane is a lot closer to the camera by the time that the shot has finished zooming out. This was done so that the plane was still clear and noticeable for the audience to see when it flew off screen and to also help make it seem like it is actually fly with the clouds that were add for this very effect. The only down fall with this version is again the human and while my human anatomy is improving I might need to look into doing something else to represent Amy Johnson, since I don’t think that my clients would be too impressed with how childish and inhuman my versions of Amy Johnson looks like. I might have to focus more on things that were associated with her more than herself, for example maybe her plane flying or her Goggles. If I decide to go this way it might be a lot more effective at not only getting the target audience but also put a bit of fun into the


The Shot reveals Winifred Holtby writing in her study, the shot begins to receed, while Holtby continues to write on of her works.


The Shot continues to zoom out slowly with Holtby still writing.


As you can see there are a few changes to this scenes, straight away you can see that I have focused on Holtby not the environment around her, so there is no window or house to obscure the view of the character making it a lot easier to see her than before and helps the audience identify her better. Again the downfall with this sequence is that I can’t do human anatomy very well, as I stated in the other sequence, this can also be seen with how I have drawn Holtby. So like the previous sequence I think I am going to have to use an item or something related to her to symbolise her in this segment of the animation, maybe something like a writing quill or one of her books like South Riding.


The shot reveals the next woman of this project Big Lil and then begins to zoom back.


The next shot continues to zoom out, with Big lil still talking to her audience.


The scene needs to go through several changes such as again a symbol not big lil, maybe a radio.


This sequence is works quite well and I think that it might be the key for Madam Clapham but in case it doesn’t work I will need to come up with a back up plan in case some thing pops up, a symbol that I could use is a pair of scissors or a thimble. The reason for this is again is that my human anatomy is awful and while I am working on it it might be improve it might not be the best representation for the Women of the World to be shown publicly.


The next three images above are of one of Hull’s most famous charity collectors Jean Bishop, I believe and according to the target audience that while this scene did indeed show Jean really well the way she was portrayed made her look more like a wasp unfortunately even if she does look more human than my other anatomy work this sequence still needs a lot of work maybe I should zoom in on the money collector with the money been deposited.


This next scene was to focus on the famous Hull Poet Stevie Smith. Straight away I can say that this scene was a failure like the previous version of Stevie Smith because it’s didn’t reveal much about her again. So I will need to think of something much better than this to represent her as well as one that is recognisable by the target audience, maybe something like based on one of her poems, one of her more famous ones so that people could actually recognise her easily.


The next scene in the three images above are about Maureen Lipman a famous actress unfortunately this scene doesn’t display her veryu well this is ill suited for the Women of the world project, so I will need to rethink this for my next storyboard attempt.



This story board as well as several others were hand drawn using a standard drawing pad and a pen.

Creative Futures: Pro Practitioner, Client Project: Women of the World or WOW! Women of Hull: Storyboard 1

This Post is for summarising my general idea for Client Project for WOW Project:


The purpose of this post was to display the general story line idea for my client project, please not that most of these ideas will evolve and change either due to the fact that these ideas are still in their early stage or are just concept at the time. Okay so the image above are short narrative shots that focus on three women that were either born or educated in Hull. The first three frames portray a young woman flying her plane across an distinguishable area before the shot zooms out. This character is of course Amy Johnson the woman who came from Hull as shown in my research and has broken several flying related speed records as well as been one of the first women to fly to Australia from England. I chose to do Amy Johnson first as she is one of more well known women from Hull and that her story is one of the most inspiring ones, meaning just by seeing her plane people will be able to tell it is her. The shot zooms out to not only give the audience more time to register who the woman is and what she is doing. The next three scenes are of a woman writing a book before zooming out. This character is Winifred Holtby one of England’s best authors from the 1900’s. Who wrote  several books before her death such as South Riding and The land of Green Ginger. Again the short zooms out to give the audience more time to recognise the woman that is been shown. I will admit that this scene isn’t the best because it doesn’t give away much on the woman I am doing this scene on so this could be consider a failure. The next scene above is of Lillian Billocca or Big Lil as she is more well known as, I chose her for this project because she is the one responsible for essentially getting the radio installed into the modern day boat after the trawler incident in Hull years ago after dozens of public protest.


The next sequence of images is for one of Hull’s most famous fashion designers who is said to have been able to compete with famous fashion cities such as Paris. The shot reveals Emily Clapham working on a dress. The next three frames show a woman collecting money from varies people for charity and imminently  people will recognise her due to the action within this scene and reveals that she is Jean Bishop, the bee lady and a recognisable charity worker across the UK. The Final scenes made up from the frames on this image show a woman writing something on a piece of paper, this scene isn’t my best because both myself and my target audience found it hard to identify who the woman is , so I will need to work on this sequence or no one will be able to identify that the woman is Stevie Smith Famous Poet of Hull, maybe I should do a symbol that represents one of her works.


The last two sequences are my worst works for several reasons the first been that they don’t really reveal that the last two woman are in fact the Hull Actor Maureen Lipman and Hull Comedian Debra Stephenson, so I will need to look further into the two characters history to find two identifiable symbols for them. Also this project seems to feel a bit short, so I will need to find two more famous women involved with Hull, I am thinking two famous musicians Norma Waterson and Tracey Thorn to add a bit more context to my project as well.

Independent Practice – Final Major Project: Bubble and Squeak Narrative Synopsis

This post is to show the chosen synopsis for my remake of Bubble and Squeak:

The episode stars by showing both Bubble and Squeak sat in the same tank eating their food together, but a tap that is above the tank is leaking causing water to drip into the tank and soak both Bubbles (Who naturally is a snail and enjoys moist and wet environments) and Squeak and his bed (much to squeaks annoyance). So seeing that Squeaks is getting increasingly more annoyed at not only him getting wet but his bed as well, the two team up by using Bubbles ability to scale walls of the tank and sink. Once the two reach their destination, Squeaks uses his hands to rotate the tap, shutting of the water and allowing the two to enjoy the rest of their day with out any more problems.