Reflective Statement

Well Creative elements was crazy but in the best possible there was some much to engage with and learn from every week. It was a really eye opener to what the course really is and who board the course is, It awesome being in a course that doesn’t try and jam square pegs in round hole, foundation Kinda did it and  secondary school seemed set on  destroying any creative thought,This first few months have been awesome at resparking that creative thought process it nice to be given a problem and been given the freedom to solve it not just the illusion of choice.

But it’s being awesome, exhausting but awesome  


But it should be said something have been annoying the response “you don’t know what going on in there personal life” this line annoys me it negates those people who really have a lot of personal stuff to deal with, there are people in the class that are honestly remarkable the shit they’re going through would floor the best of people yet week in week out their contributing to their group. while others  just don’t do enough and seem to get the same pass a people who really are going through some rough stuff.


Creative Elements has been very good for everyone to develop confidence in my opinion it helped a lot of people including myself develop stronger skill working within a team we all spent the last lot of years in a system that shies away from group work . When talking to other people in the class we have all agree that our knowledge has grown and there is a lot of sharing of artist we think other would like for example becca linking me to tattoo what would never show up in my feed because it’s a different style than what would normally be associated with myself. Creative Element has cause people to be obsessive in the best kind of way for example just look at Gianni With Maya.


This semester has allowed myself and many others to gain a lot of confidence during presentation, It really nice to scan across the room after you stutter or mess up and see people nodding and wishing you well. it a lot nice than previous experience were my stutters and stammers would be meet with grinning  and laughter, It’s nice to be environment where everyone wants to see each other succeed.


Kelly Doty


Last Time i mention a tattoo artist I swear (kinda). So yea kelly Doty Kinda Edward Gorey/ Tim Burton meets new-school. I just really love her understand of tonality to create some really interesting work her initially sketch are awesome as well she took a well-known style and made it unique to her my incorporating other thing that interested her, and that something I would to replicate, I love animation more than anything but i feel inspiration can come from anywhere that why I sort of talk about everything on this blog.

Yuri Norstein


Norstein has to be one of my favourite animators, I just find his work super interesting, I also really like the fact a lot of his animation are based on russian fairy tales and fork stories, one thing I dislike in animation and in anything is when something throws away what unique about it to be more commercial. I love work that embrace where it is from more modern examples would be   miyazaki works on even closer to home Song of the sea, It good to see animators embracing the culture of where they are from to me it add another dimension to the animation, I mean and us studio could make a movie very similar to song of the sea but it wouldn’t have the same feel as it. I feel Norstein was like this he made animation of the things that interest him and the culture that surround him, I hope to try and replicate this in my own work Ireland has so many awesome fairy tales and myths why not display them or at least acknowledge them  Something about his work also reminds me of one of my favourite painters zdzislaw beksinski.

Yuri Norstein (Yuriy Norshetyn) “Norstein was a painter and carpenter before working at Soyuzmultifilm Studio in Moscow in the ’60s. After working with animator I.P. Ivanov-Vano, he started his own projects with the short film 25 October First Day. Throughout the ’70s he continued making short animated films that won critical favor at festivals, most notably The Fox and the Hare, The Heron and the Crane, and The Hedgehog in the Fog. In 1979 he made his masterpiece, Skazka Skazok (Tale of Tales), which was regarded by some critics as the best animated film ever made. Using experimental camera tricks, drawings, cut-outs, and stop-motion techniques, Norstein’s style is lyrical and nonlinear, evoking a sense of mystery and nostalgia, something the director himself refers to as a visual memory. Dealing with children’s subjects and nursery rhymes, his complicated and sad films are more for adult audiences reflecting on their youth than for actual kids. Working with a small, largely uncredited production team, he is generally assisted by his wife, Francesca Yarbusova, cameraman Alexander Zhukovsky, and composer M. Meerovich. In 2000, the Animation Research Centre at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design conducted a book project of his life’s work. ~ Andrea LeVasseur,”

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