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cgoodin·5 months agoText

He is one of the great american book writers in the 20 century. He has written many short stories, but he is famous for writing The Great Gatsby. His learning disability was most likely related to dyslexia.

I have been researching him because it was part of my hunt for story tellers who have learning difficulties, just like me. I wanted to remind myself that even when I have difficulties to learn, I will still have a future based on other people who already have a future.

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cgoodin·5 months agoText

I have been going through my art book to make sure that everything is done right. But then I realized that Ben’s background was merging with his T-shirt because it was red. I didn’t want Ben to look invisible. So I changed the background colour to bright orange. I hope that it was the better choice of colour to represent Ben.

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cgoodin·5 months agoVideo

Joseph Campbell: The Power of Myth

I have been looking on Joseph Campbell’s the power of myth. Pete Bishop had suggested that I should look at it. The power of myth is a book that tells about a hero’s journey. The story is supposed to show how to build a protagonist and how to generate the story.

Joseph’s book has given inspiration to other story tellers in the world, like George Lucas. The book is what helped George to create his star wars series.

If I take a look at the power of myth, I’ll learn from it how to build my characters in my Dasher reboot series. I think Joseph’s book will help me gain the inspiration that I’m looking for to make my graphic novel series.

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cgoodin·5 months agoText

I have been working on my reboot series on Dasher for the past few days. I have already created my script for issue 1, and I am currently designing the page layouts. I have been doing some drawing work on the high school layout because I though that might have been needed for the story.

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This is the front side and back view of the school. I haven’t done the bottom or top side yet, because I was busy working through the pages I was designing.

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Here is the script I was working on. Despite working on the page layouts, I have also been editing the story based on the comments from my personal critic. My critic likes the story because I perfectly details how Lucas Wilson gets his powers.

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Also, I have downloaded a new drawing software called Clip Studio Paint. I’ll use this software to design new poster and new comics in the future. This software shows me doing my front cover of my reboot series of Dasher. It isn’t finished yet, but I am planning to add the title above the image. The image shows the meteor crashing down to earth, creating the shock wave that gives Dasher his powers.

When I first began my Dasher graphic novel, I wanted to do it with an origin story. But I was insisted that I should continue the story on taking place after my 2 minute animation. For now, all I’m doing is planning for my future for when I leave Uclan.

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cgoodin·6 months agoVideo

I have made some changes based on the feedback I got from Pete Bishop. He had emailed me and told me what I need to change to improve on my show reel.

He liked the introduction sequence of Star Bird Valiant in the show reel, but he was unsure about the other introductions from my other projects. He suggested that I should stick with just Star Bird Valiant.

Between 24 to 27 seconds, Pete didn’t know what was going on. those seconds where when Dasher was running through the page. So I had slowed down the footage and made it clearer, hopefully for him to understand what was happening. Pete had mentioned the same comment in between 38 to 40 seconds, where it showed the comic page of Lucas interacting with Julie. I was able to do slow that down to give a clearer view of their interaction.

The finally, there is the ending where I show the UCLan logo. Pete was not sure about the logo I exported from the student banner. He suggested to me that I should ask Mario to send me the logo instead. Personally, I don’t know if that is necessary, because I fail to see what is wrong with the logo I exported.

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cgoodin·6 months agoText

I have had a video chat with Mario as he was going through my graphic novel trailer. He has pointed out somethings that needed fixing.

Mario was not sure about the text font. The colours blend in to much that the text almost looks invisible to see. He wants me to change the colour so the font can stand out against the background. I have been changing the fonts from purple to dark blue just like Mario had told me, and I can see the font much clearer now.

The transitions between 2 songs in the trailer are too soft. He wants me to mix the sound effects in between 2 songs using what’s called a wosh hit. I have went online and found 4 different wosh hits and experimented with them to see which one sound the best.

Mario suggested to me to take away the fading in the first song in the trailer, so that the wosh hit fits into the trailer.

This is my own opinion, but I thought about adding a sound effect to Dasher being taken by a snatcher in the trailer. Honestly, I don’t remember if its my opinion, or Mario’s. Either way, I am still working on that because I believe that it’s needed.

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cgoodin·6 months agoText

Peter is an artist who is diagnosed with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

When he was six, he completed his painting of Jesus’s crucifixion. After leaving art school, His life as an artist began. He was becoming famous for his art work pursuing to do war art.

In recent years, Peter was trying to raise awareness for people who are in the autistic spectrum throughout Scotland and the UK. In his opinion, Peter believed that autism isn’t something easy for anyone to understand. His quote “People understand disability — physical disability — but autism is something that has really taken a long long time for the public to understand.

I’ve been doing some research on him because It amazes me how many people he can draw on one canvas. All of his art work makes me want to follow his footsteps. All the shading in art work is really detailed, and the outlines of the people are accurate.

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cgoodin·6 months agoAudio

I have been searching on YouTube for the right songs for my graphic novel trailer, and I have found this. I have downloaded it from YouTube and placed it into my trailer. It wasn’t easy, because I had to choose which spot is the right place to fit it in. I managed to find a place luckily, and I am proud on my progress so far.

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cgoodin·6 months agoVideo

This is still my Graphic novel trailer, but with sound effects I have found online that goes well with the story. I have used a website called Findsound.com to help me pick the right sound to go with any part of the trailer. I have exported the video out of after effects and used adobe premiere pro to stitch the sound effects together.

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cgoodin·6 months agoVideo

This is the trailer I have designed for my Graphic novel. I haven’t added sound or music to it yet. However, I am struggling to make music for the trailer, because of the lock-down situation. I would normally try to generate music using the sound booth in Uclan. However, in the situation, I’ll have to rely on YouTube, or any other source of soundtracks I can find on the internet.

I have used Adobe After Effects to put the frames together to make up this video. I am proud of the way it has turned out. To make the trailer, I had to think about how to attract the audience or readers to read my Graphic novel, by showing them some bits of the story that gets their attention. E.G. in the end of the trailer, Dasher sees a snatcher come up at him. This will make people want to find out what happens to him after he gets caught by the creature.

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cgoodin·6 months agoText

Since yesterday, I have been working on a trailer for my Graphic novel. I was suggested to do this by my lecturer Pete Bishop. I have been working on it because I was hoping that it would expand on my creativity. I have collected all the imagery and animation I need for my trailer.

Right now, I have been working on the typography for the trailer, to make the story look dramatic. I have been animating the cracks for the typography to give it a serious tone.

Next on my to do list will be to design the blur effect for when Dasher is introduced to the trailer. I am still working on what music I should play in the background, as well as the sound effects. Also, I am thinking about the backgrounds to the typography, or if they really need it.

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cgoodin·6 months agoText

Stephen is an artist who was diagnosed with Autism in the 1970′s. His parents had helped him enroll to a special school where he can build his future. When he was young, his first words were “pencil” and “paper”. When he was given those things, his life as an artist began.

His first drawing was a classroom field trip. Stephen possesses the ability to absorb vast complicated cities and transfer them to paper. As his ability grew, he earned the title of human camera. He has the ability to draw complex and realistic things from memory.

To me, his artwork is extraordinary. It makes me understand why he got the name human camera.

When I did research on Stephen, I was mainly researching artists who have autism. I needed to know if people with autism, just like Stephen and me, have a positive future.

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cgoodin·6 months agoVideo

This is my new version of my 1 minute show reel. I have went through other show reels produced by other animators, and found out what I needed to improve. Mostly, I used to upload random art work along with my animated work. Now, this video truly reflects back on my past in Uclan. I am proud now for how my time at Uclan has turned out for me.

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cgoodin·6 months agoVideo

Hedgehog in the Fog (1975) (engsub)

Pete Bishop had sent us an animated film to watch that I think he enjoyed watching. I have spent 10 minutes watching the film and have made my own opinion about it.

I think the story looks good to watch, but the animation didn’t make my fond of the story.

The animation looks stop motion because of the movement of the characters. After effects may have been involved to make some CGI effects for the story. It must have been for the fog in the background. The characters look like they were cut out from paper. It’s stop motion, but in 2-D.

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