Welcome to my website! My name is Elen Parry. I am a student in Animation at Freestyle Academy. Here is where you’ll find all the projects I’ve done at Freestyle Academy, and some of my own personal projects.
I chose to take Animation because I’m really interested in film, and have a background in drawing, so I combined the two. My favorite animation so far has been the Direct Techniques animation. I based my animation off of the Beatles song “Octopus’s Garden”. For this project, I used paper cutouts and marker to create my scenes, and shot the stop motion using DragonFrame. I enjoyed working on this project because I pushed myself to produce more than what was mandatory. I made mine 3-5 seconds longer than the requirement and although 3-5 seconds doesn’t sound like a lot, it’s around 60 frames more. In total, this project was around 11 seconds or 132 frames.
Outside of school, I’m most likely playing soccer, drawing, or painting, three huge aspects of my life. I’ve been drawing practically my whole life and I started painting around 4th grade. I’ve always loved using acrylic paints but I took an Oil Painting class last year and I really enjoyed it, and started Oils over Acrylic. Recently, I’ve mainly been practicing my digital painting skills in Photoshop.