Category Archives: Video
Katie took the train from Hollywood to Oviedo and shot a shit-ton of pictures on the way. I was scrolling through them on the camera and thought that there was an illusion of sideways movement. Yesterday I heard this song that sounded super train-y to me. So last night I made this thing.
Kinda feels like something that belongs on Reading Rainbow.
Now that the finished product is done I thought it’d be fun to post the animatic I made months ago. I honestly feel like I ended up rendering a lot of the scenes how I imagined them. Which is rare for me. Feels gooooood.
Summer is here now, time to learn how to draw again, practice animating, lose weight and play Diablo 3.
UPDATE: It turns out I can’t release the video yet! But I’m working on it.
I finished my production 1. I’ve never worked harder than I did to produce these 2 minutes of animation.
The people in the program are awesome. Now I have 14 days to relax.
I’ve got some final tweaks to make on my Production 1. It looks great on my home computer, but really dark on the school computers. The school computers that very expensive and carefully calibrated monitors. So I’m only a few adjustments away from being down with BADBLOOM!
In the meantime, here is my final for Expanded animation:
It’s my second experiment with maya. We only had to produce 30 seconds, so it was fun just messing around. My 3d palms looks a little janky but I when I turned them into silhouettes they ended up looking pretty real. In my opinion. Katie’s been reading Proust. I’ve learned a little about phenomenology through osmosis. This video really reminds me of humidity, and this weird flitered light that happens in Florida after a storm.
Special thank you to Andrew Malek and Reggie Ford for teaching me the second half of maya.The video reminds me of this weird yellow light that happens in Florida after it rains.
And THAT is my last final. So when I finish my production 1 tomorrow, I WILL BE DONE WITH THE SEMESTER.
It’s getting out to crunch time. A week until Picture lock. All of my other classes have things due right now as well, so this next week is going to be nothing but pain. So here is some random stuff: A video I made as an experiment for a future project-
A loop of a fat dude walking for Documentary Animation. 7 drawings without pencil tests. It’s not perfect, but animating is definitely coming more naturally.
In OTHER news- Naughty Dog is coming out with a video game called The Last of Us and it’s about cordyceps fungus taking control over the human race. SHIT!
I was pretty bummed out about this news. Especially because the fungus monster above looks pretty awesome. But I watched the trailer and the game is going down an extremely well-trodden path of survival horror. Abandoned cities overgrown with plants, and the fungus monsters are exactly like zombies. It’s all shit we’ve seen 100 times before, so the fungus is more of a gimmick for the genre. So hopefully there’ll still be room for my little animation this this world.