Options

After finishing lengthen the movie clips, I decided that I needed to revise the appearance of the options. I thought about using images instead of yes or no like this tick and cross.

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However I think this suggests that there is a correct and wrong option.

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I decided to use and image of what is to come, and because it is a yes or no question I thought it was important to keep this text.  I like this effect I feel it is more fitting for the style of the piece. I may consider a different typeface or giving some of the words an extra space, like: “Child fetch”.

Progress

After editing the sound I started to complete the transitions and extending the clip to work alongside the image.

(There is sound on this clip, but it has not recorded very well.)

There are some movie clips, where the image on that timeline need extending still, and there is also the appearance of the questions I need to consider, currently it looks like there is a right or wrong answer, where this is not necessarily the case. As I am starting to piece the animation together I am realising that adding a spoken narration to this piece, would be highly effective and this is something I will need to start recording.

 

Editing Sound

After extending my timeline, to allow more time for the transitions and the imagery to play. I realised that the music began to build up, which is something I didn’t necessarily want. Therefore I went into above and started playing around with the track so that I could lengthen the start.

I used a simple cut and paste system method. My track has now changed to stay like the beginning throughout.

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Adding Another Layer of Sound

I found that when the Snow Child was dying that there was a bit of music right at the end of original track that would be perfect for this.

I cut the clip in Audition, with a simple select and delete.

When adding it to flash I used another layer, and added coding to the option which would lead to the death.

/* Click to Stop All Sounds
Clicking on the symbol instance stops all sounds currently playing.
*/

no1.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, fl_ClickToStopAllSounds);

function fl_ClickToStopAllSounds(event:MouseEvent):void
{
SoundMixer.stopAll();
}

This stopped the original sound, and then on a new key frame I added the short clip. This is how it appears on my timeline.

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This may not have been the fastest way to this, but this is they way I have found works best.

Working on Transitions

I have been working on the transitions from each of the movie clips. I have done this by creating a fade in and fade out effect. I think this works really well with the sound track I used.

I did this by creating a classic tween. Then on the start and end key frame I have changed the colour effect, altering either the brightness or alpha.

I believe that this had been successful and will continue to use this technique.

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I have also added the s0und I have chosen and have been working on adding length to my work so that it flows well with the sound. This also allows the images to linger for a bit longer. Due to an obvious beat in the song I found that I was planning the transition of images around that.

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Transitions

I started practising with creating the transitions I think would work for my piece.

Here is a fade in:

I wanted to create a soft transition that would overlap with the previous image so it appeared that I was drawing on the next layer. I don’t think that this is very successful here and I will need to explore this transition more to use it how I want to.

 

 

Reflection on Peer Reviews

After receiving some feedback from my peers I realised that I needed to have some more confidence in my idea. I was pleased to receive positive feedback and that my peers understood what I was hoping to achieve.

However I have made a few changes from the initial idea I presented, I experimented with new techniques digitally. I created the imagery entirely in photoshop. I saved the the imagery as I went along to create this effect of the image building. Also I am now considering having a running narration with the animation, instead of having text. I feel this would be more effective. Also it would allow me to challenge another skill.

I would have liked some more critical feedback, however I know my peers where just trying to be positive. Also when I was giving feedback to others I found it difficult to give suggestions on an initial idea, this may have also been the case for my peers.