Saturday, 8 January 2011

This is the News!

For this project we had to take a news story and illustrate it using somekind of storytelling technique.
My news story was this:

"Harry Potter blamed for fuelling India owls' demise.
Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans
of boy wizard Harry Potter for their role in the dwindling number of wild owls.
He said that Harry Potter books and films featuring his feathered friend Hedwig are popular in India and had contributed towards the demise of owls. Mr Ramesh said there had been an increase in people wanting to buy them from illegal bird traders. He was speaking to mark the launch of a report on India's owl population.
Written by the leading conservation group, Traffic, the report calls for tougher measures to protect owls ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which is being celebrated on Friday."
I decided to do an animation, in full pencil and watercolour. "I've never seen that done" I thought, "How interesting, I wonder why? I'll try it, I'm sure it will give an interesting effect."
After three solid weeks of no sleep, minimal eating and a lot of going completely stir crazy I have discovered why noone does it. It's insane! It also didn't help that, due to a mix up with the term timetable, our deadline was brought forward a week!
Eventually it got done. There was lots I would have liked to refine or change but, by the hand in date I was all for getting it done and away!

You can watch the final with sound here:

1 comment:

  1. Abi that's amazing?!?! How on earth did you do it? And how did you make the music? Bet that took forever!! Helen x