Kleeburg project one

 

For this project I decided to create a personal visual biography for my animated story. The purpose is to cover main points in my life in a short, yet interesting visual story. The goal was to represent who I am and my experiences of the year. I wanted to cover more in my animation, but I decided to shorten it so that I could focus more on learning the software and not get overwhelmed.

 

I start with a little girl holding the kite you represent a young me. The animation at the beginning is more energetic and bouncy like a little kid. Then the animation slows down and the kite flies past the dome to represent my time here at Syracuse. Next, graduation caps flying into the air. Then the kite flies behind a cloud to represent dreams and uncertainty of the future. I wanted the animation to have an overall light and happy feel. This is why I chose to use bright colors, a cartoonish style and joyous music.

 

The target audience would be my friends and family and possibly future clients. I would say that the main audience is my friends and family because they are the ones who have shaped my life and would want to see my biography. Clients would be included in the audience because they will likely want to know a little bit about me before working with me. This animation would probably be featured on the main page of my portfolio website, so it would be help draw in clients.

 

Overall I think it turned out pretty well. I had a problem where the images that make up my kite got lost and were not showing up in edge after I finished the whole project the night before it was due. I was not able to figure out what happened because all the images were still in the image fold. Unfortunately, this meant I had to basically redo the whole thing. I was able to finish it, but fell like I could have done a better job easing the transitions and matching it to the music if I was not so rushed.

 

As for tutorials I mostly just used what we went over in class and the ones on Lynda.com. I also reviewed the tutorial on the blog about adding music.

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