Monday, November 10, 2014

FAO CAA Year 1: The What If? Metropolis: OGR 2 - 'The Pitch' / Wednesday 19th November

Wednesday, 19th November is your second What If? 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. I suggest you save your documents as PDFs before uploading to Scribd, as this should mitigate against formating glitches. Your OGR presentations should be uploaded to your blogs by Wednesday 19th November. Written feedback will follow as a 'comment' on your OGR post.

WIM OGR 2 'The Pitch' - What do you need to present?

1) Definitive influence map.

2) Final 16:9 concept art of your scene.

3) Break-down of your digital set as diagram or plan (i.e. relationship of 3D models to matte painting [what is what?] etc). 

4) Key asset(s) production art (i.e. your principle structure(s), street furniture, vehicles etc.).

5) Key asset(s) as orthographs.

6) 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/Meg's animation exercises etc). 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 is familiar with the OGR requirements.  

You need to think of this second OGR as a 'Pitch'. What you want now is an actual 'Green Light' - to have your designs signed off so you can take your WIMs into production. Put simply, your second OGR is out to impress, to convince and to inspire confidence. 

'Be amazing!'

*Don't panic! Yes, we're pushing you, and that's because we know how long you're going to need once you get into Maya.   Try and think of your OGR as one way in which we're seeking to enrich your personal development; we're seeking to ready you for more pressurised working and quicker turnarounds of ideas - all of which is essential as the course and its level of challenge increases. Get organised and plan your time intelligently.  Look out for each other - be supportive, be constructive, be ready.  Onwards!


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    1. no calamities here - just giving your next few days a shape, a goal and a shove :)