Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Imagine, one day soon we'll be able to animate as smoothly as this :O
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Post-Modernism: 2000 Written Assignment
Deadline: 9th December (12 – 12.30)
Part 1) Studio (Group) Submission:
Deadline: Thursday 19th January
On your group (Studio) blog and for the presentation (Festival):
- Completed film trailer with Submission Documentation.
- Three 300dpi ‘stills’ (The best promotional shots)
- A Promotional Poster.
- ‘A making of’… Document.
Q. Is the design of our studio blog and project marketing part of the marking process?
A. Yes. The project submission includes the branding and promotional material for your studio, such as the design of the blog, logo, and ident.
Q. Should this work be submitted on a disk?
A. Yes. One collective disk should be submitted for the group containing the above elements and a PDF version of your group blog.
Part 2) Individual Submission:
Deadline: Monday 23rd January
- An up-to-date individual blog containing your contribution to the group project.
- All technical tutorials uploaded to your individual blog (See Below).
Q. Should this work be submitted on a disk?
A. Yes. Containing a PDF version of your personal blog.
Part 3 Maya Technical Tutorials Check List:
- Animation 2: Lip Syncing
- Modelling 3: Automotive Modelling
- Pipeline 1: Cartoon Characters Part 1 - Modelling
- Pipeline 1: Cartoon Characters Part 2 - UV Layout
- Pipeline 1: Cartoon Characters Part 3 - Skinning
Characters Part 5 (Still to Come)
- Animation 3: Animating an Action (Still to Come)
Ed Wood (1994)
Best Worst Movie (2009)
The Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
District 9 (2009)
Mars Attacks (1996)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Blade Runner (1982) (The Final Cut 2007)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Still to Come)
Freaks (1932) (Still to Come)
The Exorcist (1973) (Still to Come)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2006) (Still to Come)
Monday, November 28, 2011
Nicholas J. And Price J (1998) Advanced studies in media Cheltenham:Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ochoa, G (2011) Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose of Horror Films. North Carolina: McFarland and Company Inc.
Friday, November 25, 2011
- Chrissie + Shayne + Ollie G
- Magda + Emma + Aaron
- Anita + Nick B + Jamie
- Urvashi + Fred + Paris
- George + Gabriel (Sorry!)
- Ilmi + Sammy + Otis
- Lydia + Joey + Ollie F
- Mei + Ernesta + Simon B
- Anthony + Alicja
- Tom + Ollie N
- Kadeem + Meg + Mike
- Callum + Andy
- Josh + Lloyd + Anastos
- Ami + Steve P.
- David (Stitch) + Jake M.
- Jake C + Nat + Amrit
Unfortunately Happy Feet 2 has flopped (finacially) worldwide resulting in the loss of over 600 jobs from Dr D Studios (Australia). To add to the poor box office the project went over budget by $32 million and was heavily marketed. The film was made in conjunction with Warner Brothers who were convinced they had a hit. It goes to show that money and star power don't always make a hit.
Very sad for all involved.
Click here for the full story
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I seem to be being charged for Digital Tutors even though I never ordered.
I've just received a statement from UCA finance about the Digital Tutors deal that has been offered to us. It's telling me that the payment of £165 is due by the 5th December.
As much as I would like to take up the offer, I simply can't afford it and that's why I was surprised to see this today as I never put my name forward.
Is there a way to remove this from my UCA invoice and cancel my order as I obviously don't want any fees accumulating in the background.
I've emailed UCA finance for advise but thought I would also post it here for any input
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
This weeks narrative film is postponed due to the low attendence as a result of the character design crit.
We forgive you just this once.
The timetable has been adjusted accordingly and the showing of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' will take place next tuesday.
Everyone is expected to attend.
No exceptions next time!
Monday, November 21, 2011
To confirm: I will be marking your Maya tutorials after:
5pm on Monday 28th November
(that's 3 days after the main critique)
Use the extra time wisely and make sure you upload all the required tutorials to your blog.
ALL PRESENTATION WORK TO BE DOWNLOADED ONTO THE BASEROOM COMPUTER BY 10am
Part 1) A .PDF (Onscreen) or Printed Character Design Bible Containing:
A) A synopsis of the show.
B) Three fully resolved characters – Hero, Villain, & Sidekick.
C) Expression Sheets for each character.
D) Character Turnarounds for each character.
E) Completed weekly tasks (Either on your blog or as part of the final bible).
Week 1: Introduction to Character Design
Week 2: Building Blocks of Character Design – Shapes & Proportions
Week 3: Drawing in the Third Dimension
Week 4: Drawing Stuff
Week 5: Personality: The Spark of Life
Week 6: Distinctive Characters
Week 7: Monsters & Creatures
Week 8: Working in the Real World
Week 9: Setting the Scene
2) Blog & Development Work
A fully up-to-date blog containing your research, development, methodology, sketches, and finalised designs.
For the Final Critique Presentation
Each person will be given 10 minutes to present their show and final characters. The running order for each onscreen presentation will follow the outline below.
1) State which two words you were given
2) Present the story synopsis for your show. Remember this should be brief but informative.
3) Present the Hero: Including turnaround drawings, expression sheets, coloured versions, and any additional objects or weaponry.
4) Present the Villain: Including turnaround drawings, expression sheets, coloured versions, and any additional objects or weaponry.
5) Present the Sidekick: Including turnaround drawings, expression sheets, coloured versions, and any additional objects or weaponry.
6) Present a one page character comparison sheet (Hero, Villain, & Sidekick).
7) Make any further comments or show any additional work.