Preproduction

Questions

05/10/16

How old were you when you started having difficulties in school?

Did your teachers notice?

Have things got better?

How have they got better?

If you could give anyone with dyslexia advice what would it be?

Lighting

25/10/16

For this scene, I aimed for a mid-key using a three-point lighting set up and a soft light diffused in the background. I needed the light behind and to the right of the subject due to the dark wallpaper of the wall not allowing any visual separation. Untitled-1


Storyboards

01/11/16

The writing on the storyboards is self-explanatory but I will be going into more detail in the script.

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Rate of animation

07/11/16

Since starting animating it’s come to my attention that it’s taking considerably longer than I anticipated to animate. 1 frame usually takes 3 minutes depending on the level of detail, a number of colours and layers. That means that 3 frames, the amount needs for one ‘boil’ would take 9 minutes since each singular frame lingers for an extra frame 3 frames become 6 frames. Running at 24 frames per second 6 frames is one-quarter of a second of animation.24 frames being one second. That means for 5 seconds of consistent motion is 120 frames 60 of those individually drawn totalling at 180 minutes of animating. A problem arises for the amount of animation I originally intended I’d have to at least double the amount of time I originally intended for the project. Now traditionally if such a problem would arise in a production house the team would have to make a decision. Either extend the amount of time dedicated to animating, allow a drop in quality or simply reduce the amount expected.(Riki, 2013) Since I have a set deadline that I can not extend and the quality is fixed due to it minimalist depiction I’ll simply have to reduce the length of the project. I could instead tip the balance of animation and live action but I believe that to much live action become very disinteresting to the audience. So reducing the length would be a much more preferable.

Riki, J.K. (2013) How fast should you animate? Available at: http://www.animatorisland.com/how-fast-should-you-animate/ (Accessed: 6 November 2016).


Transcript

15/11/16

My name is Kim and I’m 41
Otherwise known as mum, to me but you have dyslexia
I do
Probably as young as five I would have said that other students in my class were
doing stuff and able to read certain alphabet that I didn’t understand.
I always felt like I was kind of slow, sort of put into that category.
Always taken out of the class to have special lessons with a one to one.
My godparent used to have reading lessons with me to try and sort of pushing me on a little bit because my mum was concerned that I was falling behind, I just didn’t seem to be getting it.
Obviously, by then I was grasping the ABC and you know two letter words maybe but the whole rigmarole of going through school without being to read was
Two letter words? Like it?
or be?
Yeah, things like that but bigger than that was an issue. When I was about seven done a picture, I loved art.
I done a picture of a tree and showed my teacher, I was really proud of myself
and she was like that’s really good, put it on the wall and everybody at that age wants their work put on the wall. So she said”just put your name on it and write down what it is and you can go stick it on the wall yourself. So I’ve sat down I’ve gone “Tree uh,
T-R-E-A-E yeah that’s got to be it”
and written it down and put it on the board and lunchtime I was ripped to shreds
students out in the playground. “You can’t spell”
oh no, how embarrassing.
so different situations would come up. I went to a catholic school so we
use to read the bible as a lesson and you’d go
into the class and be handed a bible, you’d read chapter by chapter. I’d sit there and spend half the lesson going by the time she gets to me I’m going to be, and try and read it before she got to me which was pointless because it was the bible.
I think that the whole dyslexia thing, it’s still a problem now. I still have those traits of when I’m given a form or put on the spot I’m going to feel a bit nervous about it. But taking time and breaking it down. I’m getting there. It’s not something where I can read this or read that or though I do attempt the bible now. That’s quite an achievement for me because it’s what I struggled with in school. And now I sit and read it, so for me to do that, on a weekly basis and understand it and read it quite quickly it’s…it’s a good thing.


Script

15/11/16

 

Visual

Audio

My name is kim and Im 41

Otherwise known as mum, to me but you have dyslexia

I do

Dyslexia appears letter by letter
 20170515_142309.jpg Probably as young as five I would have said that other students in my class were
20170515_142316.jpg doing stuff and able to read certain alphabet that I didn’t understand.
I always felt like I was kind of slow, sort of put into that category.
20170515_142324.jpg Always taken out of the class to have special lessons with a one to one.
20170515_142329.jpg My godparent used to have reading lessons with me to try and sort of push me on a little bit because my my was concerned that I was falling behind, I just didn’t seem to be getting it.
Obviously by then I was grasping the ABC and you know two letter words maybe but the whole rigmarole of going through school without being to read was
 20170515_142334.jpg Two letter words? Like it
 20170515_142338.jpg or be?
Yeah things like that but bigger than that was an issue. When I was about seven done a picture, I loved art.
 20170515_1423431.jpg I done a picture of a tree and showed my teacher, I was really proud of myself
I done a picture of a tree and showed my teacher, I was really proud of myself
and she was like that’s really good, put it on the wall and everybody at that age wants their work put on the wall. So she said”just put your name on it and write down what it is and you can go stick it on the wall yourself. So I’ve sat down I,ve gone “Tree uh,
 20170515_142346.jpg T-R-E-A-E yeah that’s got to be it”
and written it down and put it on the board and lunchtime I was ripped to shreds
20170515_142351.jpg students out in the playground. “You can’t spell”
oh no how embarrassing.
20170515_142355.jpg so different situations would come up. I went to a catholic school so we
 20170515_142405 use to read the bible as a lesson and you’d go
20170515_142413 into the class and be handed a bible you’d read chapter by chapter. I’d sit there and spend half the lesson going by the time she gets to me I’m going to be, and try and read it before she got to me which was pointless because it was the bible.
Dyslexia appears letter by letter I think that the whole dyslexia thing, it’s still a problem now. I still have those traits of when I’m given a forms or put on the spot I’m going to feel a bit nervous about it. But taking time and breaking it down. I’m getting there. It’s not something where I can read this or read that or though I do attempt the bible now. That’s quite an achievement for me because it’s what I struggled with in school. And now I sit and read it, so for me to do that, on a weekly basis and understand it and read it quite quickly it’s…it’s a good thing.