Thursday, June 30, 2011
And so it was that the exhibiting students were asked to create a series of abstract images deriving from their respective cg models with a distinct set of colour values to be applied to the surfaces of specially constructed cubes, ranging in size from 25cm up to 100cm, that would be used to create the exhibition space.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
"I find things anywhere that I find myself…in obscure junk shops, flea markets, attics, taxidermy supply houses, specialty hardware distributors…or even just walking through the woods. Some of the materials used in my work are: antique ceremonial collar, antlers, bone, velvet, antique hardware, glass eyes, universal joints, springs, brass standoffs, casters, mink collars, saxophone keys, antique shoehorn, beads, lamp fittings, glove leather, music wire, cast pewter feet… The many components are assembled using as many techniques as there are parts. The fastenings for a crest of feathers are quite different than for a headpiece of brass on bone. In my work, I look back to a time when one’s craft was evolved over many years, honed through apprenticeships. The parts are integrated with the finely wrought craft of an artisan watchmaker. Miniature machine bolts, springs and couplings comprise anatomical structures. Many of the beasts have hidden movements: a spring loaded beak, snapping jaws, jointed legs and adjustable tails. Some creatures are free-standing but have mechanisms to allow for movement or multiple positions."
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
For close to 20 years, Damon Bard has been working as a freelance artist in the entertainment industry primarily as a sculptor but also as a designer of characters and creatures. Since then, he has contributed to nearly 30 films and other various projects during his career.
Damon has also been fortunate enough to have worked along side some of the most talented, acclaimed, and awarded artists and directors in the industry and on a few of the most successful films ever made; Coraline, Kung Fu Panda, Ratatouille, Shrek 2, Star Wars: Episode 3, Over The Hedge, and Madagascar, to name a few. Additionally, Damon works on his bronze figurative sculpture and oil paintings between and during projects as time allows.
Bard Sculpture Studio is committed to furthering the excellence of the art of character design in the Animation and Visual Effects Industry by continuing to create using traditional/modern sculpture techniques and design methods to bring the most memorable characters and creatures to life for audiences around the world to experience and enjoy."
Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
John Lasseter's Cars 2 is apparently Pixar's first sub 60% rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Currently rated at 34%.
And then what will the reception of Cars 2 do to the mindset at Pixar, if anything? The company is well-known for adjusting to material that doesn’t work, famously scrapping versions of films even when they’re pretty far along (such as the pre-Brad Bird version of Ratatouille) and working at a story until they get it right. The decision to make sequels for Cars and Monsters, Inc. has met with criticism and resistance, and even Pixar seems to be aware that people want the company to make original films rather than sequels. Just see the marketing ramp-up for Brave, a slightly darker-than-usual Pixar film, which most audiences will discover for the first time when a teaser runs in front of Cars 2. Will the rotten rating of this weeks opening push the balance back towards films like Brave?
So what went wrong?
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