What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 460

Welcome to my quite uninspiring work space today - my dinner table. And a big hello. I haven't played along with WOYWW for a long time.

We are coming up to the end of the first year at uni and we are on Animation Fundamentals. They want six 10 second animations and a 30 second one, all done in different techniques. I am so bad at animation and all the computer stuff but I'm hoping I might do OK at the traditional 2D and stop motion. Anyway. Today I am working on my 10 second direct animation which involves scratching directly onto film. My tool of choice is that big arse nail on my laptop.
Whoopidooings: What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday WOYWW Direct Animation in process and George Ezra
All that film equals 10 seconds. It's going to take frigging ages... but hopefully will look cool. Don't look to closely at the next image - the film I was given? Open heart surgery. Really. I'm not complaining - it just made me laugh.  When asked my theme for some of these animations I said "oh you know, nature, folklore, fantasy - stuff like that..." The tutor said to me "Be honest. Skulls?" Yep. Yep. Skulls. So that's what I'm scratching in. Though they look like little spiders at the moment. Spidery skulls? Both work equally well with open heart surgery methinks.
Whoopidooings Blog: Scratching a drawn-on direct animation for the first time. Skulls.
I'm listening to George Ezra's new album on the laptop while I work because my eldest baby surprised me with tickets to go see him next Tuesday. Excited much? Teeny, tiny HUUUUUUGE amount.

I'm going to link up with Julia at the What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday headquarters - see you there.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

16 comments:

  1. Hi Carmen, your work looks fascinating and so different from the other desks. Good luck with finishing your animations. Sarah #7

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  2. Good morning, Carmen. Skulls, huh? I'm not any more surprised than your instructor. hehe I'm sure your project will turn out just fine. Enjoy the concert! Creative Blessings! Kelly #29

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  3. Wow that sounds so interesting! Have a good day !
    Ellie #27

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  4. It's so good to see you back on the desks Carmen! I can't believe that you're nearly at the end of your first year at uni...blimey. But then I can't believe that Rhys is nearing his finals at Winchester either. Tempus Fugit and all that! It made me laugh that your tutors know you so well that they suggested skulls :-D
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

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  5. What an exciting course. Such a lot of work for just a few seconds. Hope the rest of the academic years is more to your liking although I am certain your skulls and other videos will be unique and artsy.
    Monica #32

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  6. Wow, that animation course sounds interesting and hard work for such a short amount of time. Have a great week. Dorlene #34

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  7. great to see you sharing a desk again - and blogging more too! Good luck with your animation. Helen #1

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  8. I'm surprised they still teach "old school" techniques - does anyone still use film? Do they still have devices to play them back on? Interesting, nevertheless. Why heart surgery? I'm full of questions, LOL! Enjoy your concert and perhaps we'll see you again soon! Thanks for visiting yesterday and Happy Easter! zsuzsa #11

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  9. Hi Carmen, wow, what an interesting post! Totally different from anything else. Good luck with the film stuff. Running late this week, got distracted by the chance to do some gardening again yesterday! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 XxX

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  10. Hi Carmen, Good luck with your uni work.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #25

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  11. WOW that looks great. My son made a lot of stop motion with lego when he was younger. Thanks for the visit BJ#4

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  12. Interesting course, sounds fun. Have a great belated woyww and happy creating, Angela x19x

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  13. Fab to see you blogging again, i too haven't done a WOYWW in forever, I always worry about getting around everyone if I'm honest!

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  14. WOW! 10 seconds of film will seem to take forever! I worked with some blank film and wasn't intended to flow it was just images on film for a canvas I made...took forever! look forward to seeing a clip when you are done! Hope you are having a great week! ...I am late getting around as usual! Vickie #39

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  15. oooooh how intriguing, I hope you will share a clip of your direct animation when it's done .... nearest I've ever come to that is that thing where you draw a series of pictures on the corner of a book and then flick through it :o) Sorry I'm so late getting around this week that it's almost next week already but just wanted to come and say hi anyway! Annie c #15

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  16. I don't remember seeing anything like this on WOYWW before, Carmen! It looks quite fascinating. Thank you for your visit and your good wishes. I had my operation as scheduled and all went well but they sent me home too soon and I had to go back in again with some bleeding. Home (permanently I hope) yesterday, utterly exhausted, can't focus my eyes or concentrate for long so catching up with everything is going to take time. I just need to rest and recover now.

    Shoshi

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