I've, ahem, been on a long holiday. There wasn't any internet, and definitely no blogspot.
The first task is about finding out about the area I want to look at for this year's research.
Although I wasn't aware of these pre-arrival activities until last week, I had been forewarned of this a few months ago so I do have something vaguely resembling this.
So what I've done goes like this:
Originally I knew that I wanted to further my skills in animation itself, but at the time, I didn't have any more detail than that.
Thus, it was suggested that I might want to watch some existing animations and make a note of what it was in those animations that I particularly liked or was interested in.
I seem to have misplaced the book I wrote all the notes in, which is a nuisance. Anyway, the main thing that I enjoyed was small details in the animation that made it all the more convincing.
the principle of animation that I think most reflects what I've picked out as being most interesting to me is secondary action.
After dwelling on the idea of secondary action for some time I think I'd want to take my research in the direction of the relationship of secondary action with personality. Perhaps something along the lines of how one can develop a character's personality with secondary action.
The second task refers to drafting up a presentation.
As of yet I'm not entirely sure what my question will be so preparing this presentation beforehand will be difficult.
I'll have more of a think about it later on.