Follow up Screenshots

These were some screenshots from the motion graphic. After looking through the motion graphic again I decided to look for some still images I could use for my portfolio. The images below were the images I found that I liked.

I think these look like some graphic design work and were similar to work I created during my foundation year. I think these would be nice as prints for a side note.

Opinions on Motion Graphic…

After presenting the motion graphic to the rest of the class yesterday and receiving  some feedback I felt that the final product was no where near to the standards I wanted.

The initial idea I had was the focus on the relationship between the movement of the animation and the music. As the narrative was to show Moss Man crash landing onto the new world. I used this as a starting point. As a crash is something that would confuse you, scare you, be loud and disorienting, in the motion graphic I tried to use the relationship of the shapes and sounds to do this.

Although I wanted a ‘confusion’ factor in the finished product, a narrative still should of been noticeable. On that note I felt my input onto the motion graphic lowered the standards of the work others had done in the group. A main factor I feel could of helped me was keeping it simple. I did like the product in the end but felt it wasn’t as clear as others in the class were. But the work that was given to me to edit was some nice work. Both Bethany and Meabh worked on adding line work and colour to initial thumbnails.


Bitta Line work and Colour

For the motion graphic Bethany re-drew the previous thumbnails for Moss Man digitally and added nice line work for tone and perspective. From them Meabh then added colour to them. Originally they were meant to be in detailed colour but due to time restraints we decided to us watercolour and leave brushes to add the colour. A translucent wash of colour is what we wanted to have paired with the line work. As we didn’t want to loose the line work under the colour we though a see through wash was the best idea.

Above are the finished slides with the line work and colour applied.


After sketching out some initial ideas for a type face I began to experiment on photoshop. I looked at ‘nature’ styled brushes and cloud brushes as a starting point.

When looking at some graphic designers as inspiration I noticed I liked simplistic shapes working in with the fonts. From that I then started off with twenty six black circles to work over.

Rather than paint of these circles I wanted to erase some parts of it instead. Opacity became a big part in making this. Different textures and forms were taken into consideration. I wanted each letter to be different from the last.


Here are then some examples of the font I created. Although I was happy with the look of the type face. I noticed that it didn’t read as well as I had hoped. But I was still happy with the outcome.

I think it fits in with some of the visuals I had looked at previously.

Spores of ideas

After we had been changed groups and worlds and I knew that I would be working on Plant World. I began looking at the common things that make a motion graphic.

Things such as text, images, movement and sound. Graphic design then played a big part in my inspiration and research. The first thing I began working on was typography and text. Exploring organic forms and how they worked in terms of movement. I then used these and applied them into make a quick idea for a type face.


Another aspect in which I looked at was some abstract motion graphics. A main style of animation I would frequently use as a source of inspiration is live visuals, projection, 3D mapping and lights. A quick sketch for an abstract styled motion graphic was to use ‘spores’ as a starting point and let them build outwards and upwards based on the music selected to go with the animation.


Who is this famous Moss Man and where did he come from?

Origins of Moss Man.

So after handing in the animatic and storyboards for the ‘Raindrop World’ the groups and projects were changed. So I was then put on plant world for the adventure’s of ‘Moss Man’.

The assignment was to create a motion graphics piece accompanied with sound. The new group was;

  • Me
  • Clidohna
  • Bethany
  • Meabh