Saturday, October 24, 2015

FAO CAA Yr 1: Project #2 / The What If Metropolis: Examples Of Previous Student Work, Your Creative Partnerships, & Your OGR Requirements




At Tuesday's What If Metropolis ('WIM') briefing @ 2pm / Lecture Theatre 1, you'll encounter the 'mysterious blue box' and everything about the way this brief works will become clear and your next creative adventure will begin in earnest.   

By way of preparation, I want you all to spend some time looking at these examples of previous student work, which should demonstrate quite clearly the relationship between concept art and the creation of highly original digital sets in Maya.  Also included in this post are your creative partners for the duration of this unit, and the date and requirements of your first OGR - which takes place very soon after the briefing.   You need to think about your time management from the outset, as you have a lot to do in seven short weeks!













Creative Partnerships / Project 2


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!).









Wednesday, 4th 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.  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 4th 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/works (i.e. you need to show me that you've researched your WIM collaborator thoroughly).

2) A definitive influence map illustrating your artist/designer's key principles/ideas/themes/concepts/works (i.e. you need to show me that you're able to identify and isolate the visual language of your WIM collaborator effectively).

3) Your travelogue - minimum 1000 words: describe your city to me! (What it looks like, who lives there, what characterises the city, what makes it unique? Your travelogue should be highly descriptive, as you'll be using it from which to derive your thumbnails, concept art, production art and final digital set. You should of course give your city a name!).

4) Your thumbnails in response to your own travelogue (numbered please) - minimum 75.

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 an example of what I'm looking for from you at this first creative checkpoint see below:



Please use your network of creative partners and social networks to ensure everyone has seen this post and is familiar with the requirements of the OGR 04/11/2015

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