Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dissertation... complete!

The research process for my dissertation began in November of 2010 when I found an article in The Sunday Times about how motion capture is applied in the film, TRON: Legacy and actually only came to an end last Monday (27th Feb) when I tried out some motion capture gear with some first year Animation students.  As for the dissertation itself, I officially began writing stuff up around August and I actually started writing up my chapters around Christmas.

I can now happily say that today, I finished my dissertation!  I am really pleased with how it has turned out and how it came together.  If you would like to see it click on this link below.  To download it, just right click and select "Save Link As"

If you read the dissertation, you will come across a few images that have links to video attached to them. If you click on them, the video will open up in Youtube.

The dissertation has a CreativeCommons-Attribution-NonCommercial licence, which means that I am MORE than happy for you all to share this, take it apart and use it in your own work.  The only conditions are that you must give me credit if you use it and please don't use it for commercial purposes, unless you negotiate it with me first (I might make allowances).

Anyway, I am very proud of my work and this dissertation has actually made me very enthusiastic about the concept of motion capture and I think that it will be something that I will pursue when I leave Ravensbourne 3 months from now.

For the time being, I am working on a film called Cat and Rat, which I have been doing character designing, rigging, UV Mapping and blend shaping for.  I am eventually going to be doing Animation, which is my main specialism, so I hope that this will be my time to shine.  In addition to this, I also wrote the adapted screenplay and I designed and built the website for publicity.  Web Design is something that I have really been getting into since the Christmas holidays and it is something I will do as a freelance alongside my animation stuff.

If you want to follow my progress in this project, be sure to follow my BA Blog: