Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hi there boys and girls. While I was on the look out for a cheap light box I came one at 24.99 (the cheapest I could find :D ) at Argos. Now there are hardly any in stop at the moment (at least the one near uni is) but if you go on there site (by going HERE) can check stock near you and reserve one, or as I did, order one to be delivered which takes up to two days to be delivered (not counting weekends so would come Tuesday) Amazen also do them quite cheap, though a tad more expensive with 34.99 which is the same as Argos, just made of plastic instead of wood. Also its not called a light box in Argos, its called LightCraft A4 (for some unknown reason it would not come under a light box) Anyways hope that helps anyone whom is in desperate need of getting one :) and if you don't know what to do while waiting for it to come, as Phil said, a laptop screen can be quite handy in times like these :)
Have a nice day all and have a nice Easter.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I thought it would be a great to make the graduation rings for all 3rd year UCA students. This is also can become a good tradition. For me these three years were significant part of my entire life. I know that papers will be forgotten and diplomas can be ditched in the basement. But the ring, especially if you won't spare money and order a really good one, can stay with you for the rest of your life. I believe we should organize this for ourselves.
I already talked to the Phil and he also agreed that this is a good idea. Let me know What do you think people ? Thank you for your attention.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
You may have heard of the documentary before, but is has never been released or shown to the public. I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but luckily it has made it's way onto the net. Disney have already tried to remove it from YouTube, so it may not be up for long but it should be a must watch for everyone.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Due to an error on the staff portal the final submission date listed on the current timetable is incorrect (Totalling 16 weeks not 15). In view of this mistake students will be given until Monday 27th May to submit their work (the following Monday after the weekend of the final friday).
Error: Friday 1st June 2012
Correction: Monday 28th May 2012 by 10am
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This animation is about the animator drawings 12 times everyday for 3 years. What makes this animation interesting is that it is all instinct with no plan besides drawing 12 frames a day.
Give it a look it is brilliant and fun.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Wow! John Carter is destined to become one of the biggest box-office failures of all time.
They bring some more insight to where the film will be taking us, as well as some interesting visuals relating to the Alien universe. Still though, no concluding if it will be a direct link to Alien but it will get you thinking on the subject even more!
So if you haven't pick up on the new trailer releases, take a look.
- Also a new short viral video has been released, from Ridley's viral campaign for Prometheus.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hope you're enjoying your animation exercises... and really really hope you are practicing those all important gesture drawings! Remember to upload your homework this evening.
Meanwhile, here are some very useful books, Im sure you already know most of them. Feel free to refer to library copies or buy used ones. They will be of use during and beyond your Unit 5 course.
- Harold Whitaker & John Halas: “Timing for Animation”
- Richard Williams: “The Animatorʼs Survival Kit”
- Walt Stanchfield: “Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes” Vol.1 & 2
- Paul Wells: “Basics Animation: Drawing for Animation”
- Paul Wells: “Basics Animation: Storytelling for Animation”
- Anima Mundi / Ed. Julius Wiedemann: “Animation Now!”
Here is some animation from BLU, playing with large scale animated morphs.. made on public walls in Beunos Aires. Go here for Muto, and more from Blu.
And here, its all in the performance... a beautiful study of expressions and characters, a touching story yet one that lifts your spirits! Watch "When the Day Breaks' by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby. The first time you watch it, just enjoy the experience. Watch it a second time, and this time remember all the things we discussed in our last weeks class.. weight, gesture, body language, character design...
Thanks a bunch
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
As of March 2012 the total number of Maya tutorials (and associated software) on offer to students on CG Arts & Animation has reached 200. That's 200 individual tutorials and over 300 videos.
Congratulations all involved!