Semester of Win - 2011.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Those moments.

You know, the ones where you wish you had a tape recorder, because you had a conversation so good you wanted to hear it again, and again, and glean as much from it as possible.

Erik - besides being a fantastic and effective instructor - stepped aside and gave me an honest review of my work, and let me do a lot of talking about why it's not up to par with work I've done in the past. What spark left me - what dream dissipated to leave me where I am.

I cannot say just how much I appreciate that moment. But I can say this. Being true to yourself is hard, constant work. And something that needs to happen. There's a breaking point, where not being true to yourself will hurt more than the backlash from following your dreams. And it's at that point that you have to decide who you are. And what dream you're following.

Monday, April 25, 2011

3 To Go!

Well, not really, but for the sake of the argument - yeah! Only 3 more scenes to go before all the animation is done. And then I can go back and polish like a mad man, because boy o boy do I need it.

Scene01: 0:00-0:18 - A Winner Is

Scene02: Title Card 0:18-0:19 -

Scene03: 0:20-0:31 - BA - Italian - Family Man

Scene04: 0:31-0:42 - Golf Cart Hit (Goomba / Cart)

Scene05: 0:43-0:46 - Hit Afermath (Brought people together)

Scene06: 0:47-1:01 - Card Game - (The Mashie Is)

Scene07: 1:02-1:16 - 40 Years Ago (I joined)

Scene08: 1:17-1:33 - Goomba's Passing (When Goomba Passed)

Scene09: 1:34-1:55 - Outside Scene (He'd Be Happy)


Bold: Items are completed!


The title card is inconsequential at the moment, so I'm going to ignore it until I can no longer

I'm working on Scene 07 right now.

Scene 08 is going to change due to a cool suggestion via Erik

Scene 09 should be relatively quick to finish.


Now, if only I could decide on some music!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Coming along, coming along...

Quick Stats:

Resolution: 1280x720
Mediums: Flash / After Effects

Scene01: 0:00-0:18

Scene02: Title Card 0:18-0:19

Scene03: 0:20-0:31

Scene04: 0:31-0:42

Scene05: 0:43-0:46

Scene06: 0:47-1:01

Scene07: 1:02-1:16

Scene08: 1:17-1:33

Scene09: 1:34-1:55


Average Shot / Finish rate: 1 / day.


I can do this.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Moving right along...

It's not an animatic that I'm proud of, but it's an animatic non-the-less. Expect some flash files and updated versions very quickly here.



As per usual, all feedback and comments are welcome.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Just a little behind!

But catching up quick! Expect some work to be posted tonight!

State of mind: Bored
Task at Hand: Sketching, sketching, sketching...
On The Horizon: Compositing!
What is working: My internet connection
What is not working: I'm not sure if I'm digging this whole "senior" thing.
Other thoughts: I need a vacation. Seriously - I'm starting to loose my creative juices faster than they're generated.

Other Other Thoughts: I've recently been looking at studios to work for, and the up and coming Riot Games looks WAY cool. Something to apply for over the summer, perhaps!