Final Piece

This is my final piece. A one minute animation mocking David Cameron and The Conservative Party.

Idiot from Jack Gilliland on Vimeo.

Animation Illustrations and typography

These are some of the drawings ive done so far which will be part of my final animation. Iv tryed to create images and text that mocks David Cameron and The conservatives by making them look stupid.
I've illustrated the typography rather than using found computer generated type because it give me the freedom to create things that are more visually exciting. I this case have put the word 'Toff' in a bunch of bad teeth because Toffs and conservatives are quite often portrayed as having big teeth for example Margaret Thatcher.

Voice recordings

This is the script i got my friend to read which i will later animate. I have chosen these words because they are really discriptive and i think will make animating it more visually exciting.
I have sound clips but i have no idea how to put them onto a blog.


I have been reading and watching alot of things that mock politicians. As i want my animation to be humorous, i thought rather than interviewing people and hoping they say something funny about David Cameron, i would find a comedians views on him. This is an article by Charlie Brooker i found on the guardian website about David Cameron and the Conservative party and how much he hates them. I really like how he describes Cameron and think it will work great with an animation. I am going to get some quotes from this and get a friend to read it for the audio of my animation and then create an animation that illustrates what is being sed.

Political Animations

As i am going to be doing a light hearted political animation i thought i would look at some other examples of how people have gone about mocking politicians. These are some lighthearted animations taking the piss out off Nick Clegg, David Cameron and Gordon Brown created by mortydraw. He has chopped up audio from what was sed in the election debates to make it humorous.

Work Process

This is a work process diagram we were asked to create to get our way of working down and make us think about each step we have to take when creating our final piece. Like a to do list.

Typography Animations

For my animation i am going to be creating hand-drawn typography aswell and illustrations, so ive been looking at some examples of other people using hand drawn typography in animation.

10 o'clock live

I want my animation to be light hearted and humorous, with someone taking the piss out of David Cameron and the conservative party so iv been looking at examples of people mocking politicans. This is a good example of Comedians making fun of a Politicians.


As usual i'v changed my mind about what im doing. I felt like i had strayed too far from the original starting point so rather than looking at student stereotypes, I've decided to focus on political satire and making fun of politicians. Im my case i want to create an animation that makes fun of David Cameron and the Conservative party.

I thought as i am looking at satire i should watch some of the most famous political satire 'Spitting image' to help think of an approach to this animation.

Animation Test

Just a quick animation tester i did.

Typography Animation Experiment

This is an animation i did using hand drawn typography. I used a sound clip from "The Young Ones" and then added the animation using my type. I did this as i wanted to practice getting the timing of the animation to match the audio. I think using just typography in this animation made the pace a bit fast, i think using illustration as well typography will allow me play with the pace more.

Student Stereotypes

These illustrations by Chuck Dillon describe the different types of students that everyone is aware of.
The full list of his student illustrations:

After Effects Experiment

This is just a quick experiment i did in After Effects, using my own illustration and typography.

I Hate by Jake Hutchinson

This is a perfect example of the kind of animation i want to create, people talking with an animation using illustration and typography to illustrate the words that are being said. Also the subject matter links well as this animation is about what students hate about living with other students.

Lucy Izzard

Another idea i had, rather than trying to lip sync the words being sed in an animation, was just to illustrate the words using animation. This Animation by Lucy Izzard is a good example of this. Also the use of typography and illustration in the animation is something i want to look at further.

Final Cut Pro Task

This is my video i created in the Final Cut Pro work shop using all the imagery we were told to find relating to the story we had chosen.

Julia Pott

At the moment im thinking i want to create an animation with people talking about the typical student. So iv been looking at Julia Pott's animation because think she creates really nice lip sync animation which is what im thinking of doing.

The Young Ones

Instead of looking at the student fees protests i want to side step and look at how students are commonly portrayed. I want to take a light heart approach to this so iv been looking at comdey that portrays student life. The Young ones is great example of students being shown as dirty, lazy and a bit daft.

The young ones shows the life of four undergraduate students sharing a house and each student being a different stereotype.

Mike: The cool one, Mike is the assumed leader of the group and does not involve himself in the battles between the other three. He makes puns, which are either deliberately cheap or humorous but over-celebrated.

Rick is a self-proclaimed anarachist who is studying sociology. Rick writes poetry and calls himself "The People's Poet", believing himself to be the "spokesperson for a generation".

Vivian Basterd: The Punk,Vyvyan is a psychopathic punk metal medical student. He has orange-dyed & spiked hair and four metal stars seemingly embedded into his forehead. Hes the crazy one of the group.

Neil Pye, the hippie, is a clinically depressed, pacifist, vegetarian and environmentalist working toward a Peace Studies degree. He is victimised by other housemates and forced to do the housework, shopping, cleaning and cooking.

After Effects

This is my After Effect movie i did using my initial image in response to Student fees. I wanted this just to be a bit humours so i went for the subtle message that David Cameron is a twat.

Intro Task

I am going to focus on the story of the student protester who threw a fire extinguisher of a building during the protests and got jailed for 32 months. Iv been invovled in some of the protests so its a subject i feel a part of.


These are some videos of students opinions on the student fee rises. I think i want to show the views of the student in this project and these are some good example of interviews about there views.

This is a picture of me and some other students protesting about the tution fees in maidstone.

This is the image i created as my initial response to the story about the student protest jailed for 32months. I decided not to focus on him but just on the student protesters in general. I wanted to create something a bit silly so I gave David Cameron laser eyes destroying the protesters.