Computer Animation Final; Montage

For the final project of Computer Animation 1, we had to create a photo montage using still images. We had to do so through the use of Adobe Premiere Pro. I was stuck between making a humorous montage or a more serious and more conceptual montage. I chose the second option. I was inspired by a sudden realization; a lot of DMA freshmen have been dropping out like flies. This saddens and frustrates me because I, personally, take this program seriously and believe being an animator or game designer or anything around those lines is an amazing thing that shouldn’t just be given up on. My film revolved around a girl who had a passion for creating clay figurines. However, she was not as advanced as she wished she would be. She continuously failed, again and again. This failure was represented by several glitches in the montage. The glitches represent the turmoil she feels when she believes her work subpar. Metric montage being the primary montage I used throughout the film, time passed and she kept trying and trying to improve. She did things such as look on youtube tutorials and enlisted in help from a tutor. Through this determination, she finally received a good grade. The idea is that passion should drive a person’s success. If you dont truly love and/or enjoy what you’re doing, then success will be hard to find. Even though the Adobe Premiere Pro was quite difficult, especially becoming accustomed to the tools, I would do this project again but with a better understanding of what Adobe Premiere Pro.

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About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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