Iconic Antagonists

One of my assignments for Games Design: An Introduction, was to create an infographic on the subject of Iconic Antagonists.

I decided to take three antagonists from over four decades, starting with 1980, using the first appearance of each antagonist to categorise them into those four sections.

Iconic antagonists

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Antici-

-Pation

This video a test animation I created, using both adobe Photoshop and Flash, to show the second principle of animation; Anticipation.

Cats & Cannons

I have opted to create a short animation of a fat cat being fired out of a cannon for a “what is animation?” Brief.

Below is a rough attempt at drawing what I think a cartoon cannon should look like, and I will most likely revisit and rework this animation after carrying out research, most likely looking into Looney tunes and Wile. E. Coyote as a starting point.

Bouncing Balls/Spheres/Round Shapes/Blobs

Here I used flash to try animating bouncing balls, with the squash and stretch principle of animation. the first video features a single ball bouncing across the screen, on which I put a small dot which rotated around the sphere in order to show how the ball was spinning in mid-air and to also give it some depth. The second video features an attempt at animating the same balls in different environments and with different constrictions.

Song, or Myth

For this brief I am required to choose one subject each from two lists (A and B), and create a single image that conveys the information of the chosen subject, as well as a sequential image sequence in a form I have researched. List B Comprised of: – A Myth – A Song – A Poem – A well recognised saying or aphorism I have two subjects that I came up with ideas for with this list, the first involves songs, and involves using imagery derived from song lyrics to create sequences of images. There is an almost infinite amount of songs to use and they can be used to generate both single images and sequences. The next idea is to use the twelve labours of Hercules to generate twelve images most likely in the style of ancient greek pottery.

“A Famous Quote”

For this brief I am required to choose one subject each from two lists (A and B), and create a single image that conveys the information of the chosen subject, as well as a sequential image sequence in a form I have researched. List A Comprised of: – An autobiographical event – A Biographical Study – A political opinion, social commentary or current event – A Famous quote The subject that I have chosen from List A, is the Famous Quote, and my ideas for creating images based on this subject involves taking memorable quotes or speeches, and using them to create something that isn’t necessarily to do with the movie itself, as well as there being an immense repository of ideas and quotes to use, for example; “You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentlemen. Respect that fact every second of every day. If there is a Hell, you might wanna go there for some R & R after a tour on Pandora. Out there beyond that fence every living thing that crawls, flies, or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for jujubes. We have an indigenous population of humanoids called the Na’vi. They’re fond of arrows dipped in a neurotoxin that will stop your heart in one minute – and they have bones reinforced with naturally occurring carbon fiber. They are very hard to kill. As head of security, it is my job to keep you alive. I will not succeed. Not with all of you. If you wish to survive, you need to cultivate a strong, mental aptitude. You got to obey the rules: Pandora rules. Rule number one…” [1] Using this quote to base my single and sequential images on, I can create a landscape image showing harsh, rugged terrain that would be difficult for any non-indigenous life form to exist in, and comic book style images of marines facing various hardships as described by the quote, captioned by phrases taken from the quote. [1] Avatar (2009)

An idea for stop motion

Something i’ve enjoyed doing since I learned how is absent mindedly making origami cranes.

The idea is to incorporate them into a stop motion showing a piece of paper turning into the bird step by step. Possibly including use of a craft knife and metal ruler to turn an A4 sheet into a square.

Another idea that could be incorporated is drawing stick figures onto the paper and have them make the folds. This would mean making multiple cranes however, though any I do make would contribute to a wish, should I decide to carry on and make 1000.