Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Having found I dont post my own work very often, this blog will now be updated to showcase my animations and others animations!

I will be coming on later with a selection of exciting animations and aiming to update daily, the sections with no use will also be updated to link to various artists and animators that interest me.

After modifing a few items, I have mistakenly reverted all my widget settings, and with no back up its a long job to fix, so for now, the blog is a mess, I will aim to fix it asap.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Motion Graphics - Research and interest - VIDEOGIOCO


Videogioco is very unique in its style with the use of folding paper over to create the next frame in the animation, the style has interested me greatly and I feel this is an area I would later like to experiment once I get my head around the concept of how it works.

VIDEOGIOCO by Donato Sansone from Enrico Ascoli - Sound Design on Vimeo.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Motion Graphics - Research and interest - Pixels


Pixels is a piece created by Patrick Jean of Onemoreprod.
The piece is amazingly complex combines real time footage with 8 bit graphics. The piece shows the interaction of retro 8-bit games like tetris and pacman as they quickly dismantle a city.

Uploaded by onemoreprod. - Watch original web videos.

Motion Graphics - Research and interest - The Post-it Knight

Having spent time looking at various pieces of motion imagery I thought I would bring together some the best piece for people to view and see.

The Post-it Knight
The post-it knight is a simple animation using basic materials to create a dynamic and interesting hand drawn animation.

I like the simpleness of the animation and partically liked the use of black paper and white pencil to create the darkness of the cave.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Zine - Idea fishing

Simple scientific, mathimatical drawings of the paths of motions. Devised while juggling the images represent the passage of time and the path that the item in hand has taken. Part 1 sees this development with in a simple ink form.

Larger images will be upload but clicking on the any image will bring it to the focus with its name.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

A Fresh Start

With a new year being now at the Winchester school of art a slight revamp is being done, with new features and posts.

As I update make changes over the day I will post them in this post for all to see.

Testing on a new feature

Feature is working new image zoom expect more work to appear tommorrow with the use of the new zoom ;)

Friday, 5 March 2010

Hampshire - There and Back

After coming back to hampshire for the first time in oh so many years, maybe 2 Its good to be back. The purpose of the visit for the interview at solent, and a chance to do something new.

Tuesday - The journey
Today was the day of leaving, a camera, oil pastels and some paper later I have worked on a short moving image of the journey, once home I will compile.

Wednesday - Out in the town
Todays plans were ended with bitter cold winds, the plan to head up st catherines hill will have to wait though, this has given me a chance to look around the town again and get use to the area, some many places I hope to visit friday, Camera in hand I will rule the area.

Thursday - The interview
Today was the big day of the interview, we arrived a group no larger than 10 standing there chatting away, was great to get to see and know new people who may or may not be the people I will spend the next 3 years. The interview itself was ok, but with my portfolio being fine art based, I was declined but not outright. After talking to one the other candidates (Arianne) I went back a spoke to Adam (the interviewer), Showing him some my animations, I must go back for a second interview after finishing one particular animation. So round 2 here I come.

Friday - A new start
The morning has come and after the interview yesterday, determined to get in I have begun doing what they have asked me and I will see them again at the end of the month. So to start the morning I have been reading the book, Drawn to Life - volume 1. Lunch is upon me and in to town I go a sketchpad in hand and a pencil case in the other. The park, hairdressers and then a the newspaper, all been good starting points for my drawing. The day has ended, I was unable to get the photos I had hoped to get but I have started drawing and now its full steam ahead for the next month. The night is young and so I will be going out to play pool with some friends, maybe a chance for a few more drawings to enter the sketchbook.

Saturday - The journey home
I have spent a good part of the day reading today, and planning. Its finally here the idea of all Ideas, I know now what I want to achieve with my next animation.

Sunday - Another brief moment
Its another day and I woke thinking today I will watch a studio ghibli film, namely The cat returns. If you have not watched or seen any studio ghibli films you must right now. For the others I have been working on a small programming side piece for the book which will show the animations I have watched as I watch basis. More programming ideas, the gallery got left behind after complexities in system, ie creating 3 images each time by hand I have done some research and standed planning a new gallery which is much more simple which will allow me to show the work in a quicker and easier form.
About me
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Name: Ben Michael Ward

DOB: 30/12/1989

About: Having finished at my foundation in art and design at Suffolk new college, I am now a first year at the winchester school of art doing graphic arts, having a keen interest in various forms of motion graphics and animation I decided to bring together my findings in one place for others to view as well.

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