Sunday, November 02, 2014

FAO CAA Year 1: 'What If? Metropolis' OGR Part 1 05/11/2014

Wednesday, 5th November is your first 'WIM' 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 on Wednesday 5th November. Written feedback will follow as a 'comment' on your OGR post.

'WIM' OGR Part 1: What do you need to present?

1) A brief written summary of your artist/designer's key principles/ideas/themes/concepts.

2) A definitive influence map illustrating your artist/designer's key principles/ideas/themes/concepts.

3) Your travelogue - minimum 1000 words: describe your city to me!

4) Your thumbnails so far (numbered please) - minimum 75 - with any key thumbnails indicated clearly.

5) 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.  As a rule, avoid decorative backgrounds. When in doubt, keep everything simple and 'about the work'.

Please use your network of creative partners and social networks to ensure everyone is familiar with the OGR requirements.

See below - your new creative partners for the duration of this unit - no, this doesn't mean you suddenly stop discussing your ideas with your previous partners, it means you need to make the effort to make new creative connections and seek different audiences for your work.  No ostriches please (i.e. no silent treatment, or 'lurking' - get involved with your partnerships, be honest, be constructive, be supportive - no exceptions!).

Jacky Wootton @

Julien Van Wallendael @
Ridge @

Abdulhagh Majeh Makwar @

Sankavy Balasingam @

It's time to dig in and speed up, ladies and gents - the clock is ticking!


  1. That's my old blog. :)
    The one I use now is

  2. Bradley's doesn't seem to be working either.

    1. thanks for the spot - sorted now :)