Finally worked out how to add video to the postings. This is the first test video for the animated background. Next step is to change the camera (to one that will record larger files) then see if I can improve the quality of the stop motion.
Bloduedd, in her owl guise, is now more or less finished. There is scope for limited animation; to be more flexible she will need to have several heads created. Although I do like the idea of the turning face offered up by the owl and have wondered if there is a way to do it.
She is able to fly in and away as there are two sides
There is also scope for green screening once the lighting is corrected. To be successful (bearing in mind the limitations of the software I have available) the background needs to be flat, matte and without shadow of shading. I would prefer to animate the owl herself on a monochrome background so that I have more control over the movements. Then I can work on the growth of Bloduedd from flower- to woman – to owl under the watchful gaze of Bloduedd as owl.