During my time volunteering at LIFF I was asked by a fellow volunteer if I wanted to help Lisette with her project, creating a short opening animation for one of Leeds Met's films. Although the subject matter of the film (war) was not something I am interested in, the opening speech to animate to was really interesting and full of vivid imagery.
To begin with I sketched out the images that were wanted..
At the beginning of the year, the same time as me leaving course and the last two projects, I started doing some work towards the Leeds event Light Night with Hannah (second year vis-com). The theme for the event was Light and Dark so we decided to look at shadow puppets and then adapted this to sign language. Underneath are a few notes from Hannah and I.
I then set out to create the background wallpaper for the room which our shadows would fly around in.
The final project I was asked to do, was to create some indents for the BBC, however like the others, this came at a bad time, and I was only able to get involved with creating a few ideas, but never any imagery. This was mainly due to the meetings being held on Saturdays when I was working on Saturday Art School, so I missed all the beginning introductory work, as well as having other projects on at the time, and the deadline of NEST magazine within the same few weeks.
Overall these unfinished experiences have seriously taught me when to accept projects and when to admit that I simply don't have the time or energy to undertake anything else. I will need to take this in mind more seriously when I get into my second and third year, as the pressure of my work load will be more than this year, and I need to learn to focus my time more.