S4C Project bumpers/idents

The S4C project is a live brief for the Welsh TV channel. Our groups have to create a 30 second ident that can be cut up and used as shorter versions as well. The idea has to promote St Davids Day and Welsh Heritage. In addition we have to create bumpers which last a couple of seconds which are used to break up ad breaks etc but are far shorter than the idents.

Our group have a few ideas, the first few which are mine for the small bumbers which could possibly be extended into idents. The first of these three is of a daffodil, the traditional Welsh flower. IT would simply be made up of different shapes which will float and move around the screen which eventually come together to form the flower.

The second is of a red dragon. It will be made up of simple shapes that represent a dragon instead of being the typical cliche Welsh Dragon. It will fly onto the screen, and then blow a huge gust of fire. This can easily be extended as well as the dragon can innocently blink a couple of time before breathing fire.

The third would be similar but with a sheep. It would walk onto the screen but instead of breathing fire like the dragon it would make a ‘BAAA’ noise, a speech bubble would appear with the name of the program which is about to start inside.

The only problem with these ideas is that I would have to create the characters and animate them in a software I haven’t really used before. I could do stop frame animation like last year, but this is not the style of movement and animation I am looking for.

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Jacob G-D

Hi!! I'm Jake, I am 20 year old and a Graphic Communication student in my second year currently at Cardiff Metropolitan University. On this blog I will post snap shots and explanations of my work during my time at university.

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