Chapter 0.5: Animation Studio Visit [Spatium]

Hi everyone!! 🙂

Today, we went for a visit to a local animation studio, One Animation. They are a CG Animation studio and they have created animations that are broadcasted worldwide which is super cool. They shared with us more about their works as well as their process of creating the animations.

Their works include Oddbods and Insectibles, which are really cool. Oddbods are so cute! (honestly i just spent like half an hour watching Oddbods videos then I suddenly remembered that I planned to write a blog post today) In the studio there was a plush toy of one of the Oddbods. (actually there were two but we only got to see one up close) It was the red one that we saw and it was super cute! I really wanted to get a picture but did not manage to. 😦

We also learnt that an animation work is not just solely one person drawing. There is a department for the background, one department to ‘insert’ the characters into the background. There is even a department for lighting! They also told us that in a day they only produce 6 seconds of the animation for a TV series and that is actually considered really fast compared to the animated movies we see which only produces 3-4 seconds of animation in a day. It really takes a lot of time, hard work and perseverance to create an animation clip!

This is the department where the characters of that animation is 'inserted' into the background :)

This is the department where the characters of that animation is ‘inserted’ into the background 🙂

This visit to the animation studio sort of inspired us to pour our hearts into our own clip. They also gave tips on what to do when we get frustrated with making the animation, they told us that reminding themselves about their clips being broadcasted worldwide encouraged them to continue. The way they handled the frustration is something we would like to adopt. We are quite sure we will get frustrated (many times) during production, I mean, been there done that, we had gotten really frustrated during the one week selection too.

After the studio visit, our team went to the IKEA nearby and ate ice cream with BAMM and our teacher, Mr Chan.

After the studio visit, our team went to the IKEA nearby and ate ice cream with BAMM and our teacher, Mr Chan.

Production is in just 5 days and we are really excited but scared at the same time. We really hope that we don’t mess up and be on-task. This Friday, we will be meeting with our instructors for a briefing and we are really excited about that too. 🙂

 

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