Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
All shots properly assembled.
All strokes finished to be synced.
Changes made from critique of 17.4.2012.
All strokes synced.
All imagery composed to be synced.
Changes made from critique of 19.4.2012.
All strokes synced.
All imagery composed to be synced.
Changes are made from previous critique.
Everything is locked down.
Strokes are synced.
Imagery is synced and in place. Along with having a unified and established style that compliments the piece as a whole.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Theme - Man vs Self
Explanation of Theme -
Central Point - When a persons becomes focused on making other people happy, he comes a silhouetted shadowed figure on a quest to find what makes him happy in life.
Central Goal -
Abstract Terms - The film is about becoming so caught up in keeping other people happy that you loose what is important to you. When this happens the character turns into his shadow
Synopsis: This is a story about losing who you actual are to the world
Place - Attic / Basement / In the City At Night
Time - Evening and Night
Atmosphere - Dingy, Lots of Atmospheric Perspective.
Introduction of the Main Character:
All of the characters in this piece contain a common goal; to find self happiness in their world of chaos. The main character, like the others, has lost his human form and cannot connect with it until he finds his purpose in life. This is a piece about becoming self
As this shadow man goes around discovering what he enjoys in this life he continues to
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
- taking a visual language and the written word
- communicate the differences deaf and hearing through laughter
The text will consist of cheesy jokes and pick up lines for both hearing and deaf.
Begins in an open space - small ball appears - takes the shape of a hands arms making a simplified house, simplified house appears. One house manual alphabet typography. Links to other house, Letter alphabet.
Location is in an open space. background plain, allows text and images to stand out.
Looking into incorporating characters (2) Simply plush cute little guys. One deaf one hearing. communication barriers >> connection through laughter >> explore the essence of the joke, how it is understood as funny
General Ideas for text:
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
What type of internship are you currently involved in?
- It is a photo internship that covers special events.
What should I expect from a typical internship based off of your experiences so far?
- The don't expect much from me because I go to school at MCA, but I don't know how to answer. I guess, nothing in particular. I photo'd for them once, they liked it, and kept me around.
How do the people there treat you, do they value your contribution?
- They hear me out. Nothing has really come up, but I'm sure they would hear me out with my decision and respect it.
Do they consider you as a employee or as a student?
- They view me more as a volunteer, I do a lot of volunteer for them, but it is all respect.
Do you think you will pursue that job as a career?
- If they offered? No. I feel like I do not know enough of After Effects or web designing. I don't think I would fulfill their requirements, just by being an Illustrator.
Have you met/come into contact with people you can network with?
- I do not get out except for big events, but they introduce me as the intern. I'm not shoved in a closet, I get some networking opportunities, but not a lot.
Have you learned anything new since you have been there?
- They teach me some web design and After Effects. I'm becoming familiar with print to pdf and larger scale printing along with professional printing systems in sync with Illustrator.
- The people are very sociable, not like hoodies and jeans, but business casual. They all went to MCA, and it does not feel like a business environment. They take me out to lunch with them, it just seems like a group gather working on projects, like with school.
How many internships have you had so far?
- Just the one.
Is this a place you would consider for a career or just a stepping stone?
- Hmm, it would be a place I would... (hesitation)..consider, yea.
How has this internship benefitted you/ enhance your previous skills?
- I'm learning some technical skills I guess, other than that, not too much of anything else.
Are you well respected with the people you work with? Do they value your importance/contribution?
- No, well maybe a few of them do.
Would you say this i a good experience?
- Yea, I would say so.
Are you able to network often?
- I guess, other artists don't seem to visit often, but people do come in and I usually greet them, say hi, introduce myself. This weekend is the big forging on the river. I'll be working on that so I suppose that would be my oppurtunity to visit and network with other artists.
Do you only do jobs related to your specific department or are you able to branch out?
- I am assigned to work in the shop smithing, but the first few weeks I just cleaned the bathrooms and swept. Lately, I've been doing sculpture related work, drilling holes in the walls, general repair. If what you're asking is do I get to visit the museum, then no, I don't really have a chance to visit the library there either.
If they were to offer you a job would you take it?
- I guess, if they did.
At the end of the internship, or whenever your time with them is done, do you think you would have reached any personal goals you've had?
Just doing the internship alone was a goal I wanted, so yes that went well.
How do you balance school with work?
It's not bad, I spend as much time there working as if it were a studio class, and actually I spend less time in class. They let me work on my projects there, and I don't have as much stress involved here either.
Journey of a man, who went from pleasing the world to understanding himself.
hearing - exposure to american sign language with representational images
Sign language / typography piece.
Poem in ASL
Purpose: To create a piece both enjoyable to both the Hearing and Deaf community.
Tone: The background consists of a face that changes with the signs on a simple dark gradient. The hands signing will look like jointed gloves, and coming from these gloves are aided imagery relating to the signs.
The imagery also interacts with a small bug-eyed character to give a clearer understanding to the ASL poem.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
All I know is that I need to continue preparing for my demo on tomorrow because it's gonna be a long presentation.
What I do know is that I will use the different effects in the tutorial for my own use. Way cool!
Click here for the step by step tutorials i saw online.
Click here for the final product from the tutorial.
Click here for my version.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
So far this assignment is making it's way, I've estimated the time length to be 2minutes upon completion so far i have 7. This 7 seconds is the walk cycle for one of the characters. It still has adjustments to be made, but so far he is a hoppy little fellow!
Here he IS
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
When a man's subconscious dominates his reality he becomes trapped in a world battling for control of his sanity
Explanation of Theme:
Good vs Evil
Man vs Mind - Man is having trouble separating his reality from his imagination.
Short Synopsis: The main character of the story Nathaniel Peter Marshall wakes up into a world he cannot control where strange characters and elephants fight him and each other for control of his mind. Elephants - burdensome animals; White Elephants very special but requires special food and are a burden to take care of - transform into generally good creatures. Alligators transforms into naturally evil creatures. Animals do not fight each other, but the creatures they transform into do. In this mini battle scene the good and bad creature fight for Nathaniel, if the good side wins then Nathaniel learns and earns self respect and if the bad side wins he will be forever burned with the dissatisfaction of failure.
Place: Nathaniel's Bedroom
Time: Night time
Introduction of Main Character: Nathaniel is a lonely male who spends most of his time in his shared apt pitting himself, when one night his subconscious takes over and tries to help him understand his self worth
Conflict: Nathaniel realizes that the characters fighting him in his room are battling for control of his mind.
Tone and Execution:
Color Pallets: - muted colored characters
What do they want to happen:
What is the goal of this project: The goal of this project is to show how a person can get so wrapped up with the mess that is in his/her mind or the crazy things that they see until it becomes a part of them and they cannot escape.
Ending: Man is consumed by his mind and transforms into on the characters that were just battling in front of him.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
For this assignment I never thought how tricky layer mattes could be. But I also gained a few ideas as to how they could he helpful. My assignment shows the difference between a layer mask and a layer matte. My layer mask used in the beginning seems to be a bit slow but the layer matte eases in well, looking back it would have been nice to create some sort of loop for the trees. But hey, I know how to make layer mattes!
Monday, February 13, 2012
<p>It is commonly known that many children with no siblings (only children) have an easier time finding ways to entertain themselves. For this project, I will be exploring how the imagination of an only child can be more exciting than their reality. I will have a real life character going through the motions of life - living in a rut, and all of these animated characters come to life. Not only do 2d characters but whatever objects are there such as a chair bed etc. basically showing how our imagination plays on the way we see the world.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Talk about an assignment, with only knowing the basics, I have managed to maneuver my character through space, changing scale as he comes closer and goes further. One thing I struggled with was getting realistic hops and bounces from my character. I'm sure I should have it figured out by next assignment, but it was a real bother for me, especially since I am used to drawing frame by frame. I am glad to have found out the pegging system along with some other nifty tricks in After Effects.
Let the real work begin.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
For this assignment I will have my character walk amongst the clouds, where he is then greeted by a creature very different than him, all apart of his imagination.