Eric Bedwell is a senior Animation and Visual Effects Major, with a minor in Studio Art. He is originally from Indiana, and began attending Bradley University in 2014. His projects have a focus on 2D animation with hand-drawn artwork. His artistic influences come from animated films and series developed in that same style. Some examples of these influences are the early Disney films, and films by Studio Ghibli. He is also influenced by many different live action films, tv series, and video games. Eric strives to create animations that tell a story and entertain people. He enjoys working on developing ideas and finding ways to present them in a visually interesting way. Some ways he is trying to improve this is by working on his concept art and storyboarding skills. In his most recent project, Eric has spent the past two semesters working on animating his capstone film, "Life of a Storm". This film has helped him learn and develop key animation skills such as staging, movement, and consistency. Looking past his graduation in May 2018, Eric is interested in pursuing a career in animation for film and television. His goal is to continue using animation as a way to tell stories and entertain others.
"Life of a Storm" is an animated short film created solely by Eric Bedwell as a part of his capstone project. The film utilizes digital, 2D animation techniques created using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. "Life of a Storm" was developed over two semesters for Eric's senior year project.
"Life of a Storm" is an animated short film created solely by Eric Bedwell as a part of his capstone project. The pre-production process for this film was completed in the Fall semester. This included developing storyboards and an animatic to create the earliest version of the film. After this was complete, animation production began.
This is portrait is a figure study that was created during a life drawing session. Eric participated in a life drawing class in 2017, which helped develop an understanding of anatomy and form that would be crucial to improving his animation work. This piece was drawn on colored paper using red and white conte sticks.