16 December, 2010
14 December, 2010
09 December, 2010
I really wanted to stylize and gives something extra to my character. In order to do this, I animated and looked at the reference and timing for how they did Yoshi.
07 December, 2010
10 November, 2010
- Broken Device
- Undressing as he goes home early
- Notices body in the middle of road
- Wakes up in back of car
- Hands tied together
- Discovers flashlight and turns it on
- Kicks off panel to destroy electrical (rear break light)
- Police notice and pursue
- Stop for police
- Man kicks and screams
- Hear screams
- Police officers get killed
- Blood drops on his face
- Threatened to get killed if he tries anything again
- Chase by police again
- Fuel can spills, sparks from broken circuit threaten to start fire.
- Electric fail and car crashes into tree
- Gets out, Staggers towards police car
- Threatened by man to cut throat
- Alarms go off drawing police attention
- Ends where he starts off
- Sets alight?
I remember like it was yesterday, let me take you back to 1999. My family and I were watching the news around the dinner table a few days prior to the incident. There had been previous warnings that the volcano Guagua Pichincha was active again.
We lived in Quito, the capital of Ecuador where the skies plummeted into darkness that morning. It was 7am, I had just woken up and was getting ready for school when we turned on the news. The volcano had erupted for a second time that week. That day however, at 7:12am when the city was coming to life, a huge cloud of ash formed in the sky. It was a spectacle of a different nature, fearsome yet impressive. The cloud formed a Giant Mushroom, something that until then, I’d never seen. Eight minutes later there was a second explosion, followed by the last one at 8:07am.
As the country was put on Yellow alert, schools & businesses were closed. We had to use masks when stepping outside, due to the falling ash. The city went into panic and chaos. The grey substance that fell was like snow (something we don’t really have over there). I recall a spec falling onto my hands; I rubbed it between two fingers and watched how it spread and disappeared. Later on, we were advised not to go out unless necessary and to bring any pets indoors. The ash continued to fall during that day. My family and I stayed inside and gathered around the lounge to play games and things to distract us from reality.
This incident made me realise that anything could happen. It made me eager to take control of my life, and appreciate what I have achieved and done so far. Looking back, there was probably some kind of horror aspect to it, though at the age of 9 I was probably naïve and didn’t really understand how serious it was. I’ll never forget what it looked like, and thanks to modern technology I can revisit photographs of the incident as many times as I like.
09 June, 2010
21 May, 2010
29 April, 2010
25 April, 2010
21 April, 2010
Well… at first I was actually surprised that it was on an actual brick wall. I thought it would have been on a screen and that was just what they’d named the event. As I arrived early, I witness them go through trials ensuring that everything was working before the 6pm given slot.
To start off we were shown “A model Christmas”- and what a way to open the
Animation festival. It had talking Lego, I mean what else can anyone ask for. I liked the idea of recording people’s conversation and then adding it to toys and changing the expressions. It was filled with light humour and could be enjoyed by many different audiences. Although, having seen this kind of thing before- it still captivated the audience.
I like that they didn’t let everyone talk and that they used the typical ‘rich girl’, who had a list of things she wanted. It made it more realistic as there is always at least one person like that in the world.
The animation was smooth and was to promote the bullring and the people shopping there. It was for a Christmas theme of what people wanted. I liked the attention to detail of having the luggage change colour and the people moving in the background. Overall, the animation achieves what it set out to do and incorporate humour with ‘live’ performances.
Without further adieu, here is the animation
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The Third & The Seventh is a short (12min) CG film on photography and architecture. Everything on this movie has been textured, lit and modeled digitally. This piece is visually stunning, the music adaptation sits beautifully with what has been rendered.
20 April, 2010
28 February, 2010
08 February, 2010
Although not much has been done, I have began to do my cat Armature. This can be seen in the images below.
In order to do this cat, I looked at several images including the anatomy of a cat.
These can be seen below.
This is the cat from Coraline.
The Anatomy of a Cat.
Side view of a real cat to see how the legs work.