Sunday, September 30, 2012

FAO CGAA Year 1: Unit Space & Environment/Project: Cinematic Spaces - Your Online Greenlight Review Thursday 11th October

Thursday, 11th October is your Cinematic Spaces Online Greenlight Review (OGR)
Your OGR is to be presented as a single Scribd presentation on your blog, beginning with your name, date, and project title. If you are still yet to get to grips with Scribd go here for some easy-to-follow instructions.  I suggest you save your documents as PDFs before uploading to Scribd, as this should mitigate against formating glitches.   Remember - when pasting Scribd embed code into your blog, you must first select the HTML mode tab, then switch back to 'Compose' to view the embedded presentation.  Your OGR presentations should be uploaded to your blogs by 10am on Thursday 11th October.  Written feedback will follow as a 'comment' on your OGR post and will take between 1 and 3 days.

Cinematic Spaces OGR: What do you need to present?

1) A short illustrated synopsis of your book(s) to include plot, author biography, social and cultural context (i.e. when the book was written and what was happening at the time of its writing that might have influenced its content), and chronological summary of any existing adaptations (film, theatre, television etc.) key illustrations, associated artists etc.

2) A breakdown of your excerpts identifying clearly your choice of three scenes.

3) A short statement identifying and justifying your 'visual concept' in relation to your scenes (i.e. what are the underlying principles driving your design ideas and from what and where are they derived - and why?  This might include your ideas in regard to colour palette, architectural elements, exaggeration, expressionism, symbolism, lighting, point-of-view... Put simply, I want you to be able to identify and articulate your visual strategies for the design and staging of your three environments.  Remember -  you are not just painting pictures, but rather 'designing worlds' - so I want to understand your internal logic, your influences and your decision-making.

4) A single 'Visual Concept' influence map that illustrates and unifies your production design principles.

5) Specific Influence Maps for each of your 3 scenes.

6) Key Thumbnails for each of your 3 scenes (i.e. those thumbnails on which you'll be basing your final paintings or have most inspired them).

7) Your creative partnership archived (so far).

8) In addition, your OGR should evidence that you are up-to-date with your film reviews and ongoing CG Artist's Toolkit project work (life-drawing/Maya tutorials etc).  Your OGR might include links to the corresponding posts and/or images. Historically, students who use their OGR to manage their weekly tasks in this way manage their workloads more successfully.

Please note: your OGR should be a professionally presented, spell-checked, with an emphasis on graphic design, layout and project branding.  For some useful examples of previous OGRs, go here  and here.  

Please use your network of creative partners to ensure everyone takes a look at the OGR requirements.  Many thanks.


  1. Is this a presentation in front of the class or just purley online?

  2. It's just online, Matt. You'll get your chance to present to the class at the end of the project!! :)