Thursday, May 2, 2013

Final Revised

I feel like I touched upon what the class wanted in the last critique. It's less offensive and I believe that the audience will feel more comfortable. This weekend, this is the only class I got work in so I think that I will get a good amount of stuff done. My resume is CRISP. Monday at five is my last chance! Im going to tweak my reel as well. At the career service meeting I learned that I need to make my resume fit the standards of an applicable internship.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Career Services and 2 Artist Lectures

During my meeting with Carrie Brooks, I mostly learned about upcoming internship opportunities and how to edit my resume. I found that you should edit your resume to fit the position you are applying for. Instead of "To obtain a full time position in the animation field" I will make it seem like my objective is to get an internship for this summer. She was pretty impressed with my resume which makes me excited to apply for internships.For an internship that gives you credits I need at least a 2.6 GPA and 60 hours of school. Instead of the order I have my work experience on my resume, I need to do it in reverse chronological, starting with the present.

Adelaide Paul Artist Lecture: I really enjoyed how Adelaide got inspiration from the most dry, disturbing things. At the beginning, she put a note up that said there was some disturbing imagery. The most graphic images that she got inspiration from was the dogs killed in dog shelters piled up in a trash yard. The piece that stood out the most to me was the piece that made recognition for the dogs killed. It was simple, but she made urns for each of the dogs and collected there collars. I feel like this piece had the boldest statement. At first, Adelaide seemed nervous and later she seemed like she got the flow of things. A thing that Adelaide did that I should do is TRAVEL..Her recent work is interesting, but I had more of a feel for the earlier, ceramics pieces she did. Her thoughts of domestication intrigued me and I felt like she has done the years of research she had said she did.

At first, Tom Konyves talked about the diversity of the word “love” and the Dada Movement. One thing that he said was important was spontaneity, which I believe. He said that poetry work should not always get the audience to be comfortable which is an overlaying theme I have been messing around with in this class. Some would find my Jesus piece to be offensive, which is my goal. He began to show poetry pieces that were arranged in an image. Something that caught my eye was this video poetry. I consider myself a poet and while being an animator I like to combine to the contributes to my work. I should of showed Tom Konyves this piece because I think it relates to a lot of the pieces he has shown.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I think that because I animated this before and had to rescan all my assets and reanimate, the piece came out better then the original. I kept the original track because I felt that there wasn't anything wrong with it, but I bet that the clan will want me to change it. I'm actually kind of excited for this critique. We all worked long hours in order to make these animations and I am stoked to see what the rest of the class has. I am aware that there needs to be some editing in the closeups of Jesus because there is a number of stray pixels. I wonder what the outcome of this critique!

Feast your eyes!
The first draft of my final!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Work In Progress (Rough Draft)

I took a step backwards because I had done all my animating in the wrong size. I feel like my animation this time around is a lot more clean. I only had time to finish the interview and this time I added closeups of Jesus. Jill had wanted me to take out the gay bashing and contradicting phrases by Jesus but I decided to keep them. I wanted to authenticate what I see christians contradicting all the time.

I made the horrible mistake of animating all my assets in the wrong sized composition. I've tried to resize and trouble shoot but I think I'm just going to have to ask Jill about this one. I feel like I got all the main animating out of the way and one of the things I need to focus on is the video mouth I plan to have. I believe that I'm going to have to either rerecord the audio or lip synch myself. I believe I can lip synch this myself because I have the whole script and rap memorized. I'll post my notes on how the critique went in the future.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Internships/Extra Credit: Pricing Art Work


I know this is far fetched but the first internship I researched is at Walt Disney Studios. It’s an eight-week program designed specifically for students who wish to return back to school in the fall. I have a family in with Disney because my aunt, who manages at the Fed Ex forum know the animation director. There is group and single projects that will have students from all over the world. I obtain all the skills mentioned in the Talent Development Program.

This next internship is in Portland Oregon which is a place that I would really love to go to. I am a junior and I am completely qualified for this internship. The internship is for storyboard designing and I think it would enhance my skills to receive this opportunity. Also, it’s a paid internship so I would actually feel like I’m working for money, unlike schoolwork. It is at LAIKA inc. in which I will further research before applying.

Viacom is offering an internship for animation development, production, and postproduction. I am skilled with the programs they mention using and I feel like they are in control with a lot of big names. I have loved Nick since I was little and to have any part of it would be a huge honor.

I am having a hard time finding internships close to home, and this one is not as far as the rest of my research. Blue Sky studios has an internship that I feel strongly connects to me. I just realized that the deadline just passed on April 9th but this is definitely something I will look into next summer. I mean…. Look at these skills that directly relate to me…


Visual Development
Production Engineering
Production Management

Layout (Previs/Camera & Staging)

PIXAR! This is another far-fetched internship but I feel like I am qualified. This one is a bit longer, twelve weeks.  I missed the due date for this one as well but it’s something I can look for in the future summers.


St.Marys' Cathedral Art Sale:
-the church gets 20%
-opera singer will perform to attract large crowds
-it's the first one
-provide tables

Do your research, like etsy. Investigate a show. Make a comparison of the proffessional elements. Construct a set up. Talk to the people with the most experience. Leave behind your snobiness. Everything spent before hand is an investment. Record keeping is important. Talk to the customers.
Book: Crafting as a business.

Materials+Labor+Overhead+selling expenses+profits=whole sale.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Extra Credit/Interview Workshop

We looked at a candidate for a character animator named Jonathon Doe. We are playing the part of the search committee.

Jonathon Doe #1:
He doesn't seem enthused or optimistic. He checked his phone, which is a NO NO. He talks about how he wants the job because it is close to where he lives. He also talks about his failures and emphasises it. His first question was, what does the job pay? He talks about the benefits for himself and not the benefits he contributes. He didn't stick his hand out for a handshake.

Jonathon Doe #2: He knocks it out of the park. He does all the things he should do and he is authentic. Tells about how he fixed a problem, giving a strength instead of a weakness. Major Improvement.

I learned the basics of an interview and now I will set up a mock interview to enhance my communication skills.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Demo Reel Crit/Presentation

Along with movie clips, I will be presenting some images of past works..

This is the first demo reel I previewed. Although the content of the work is outstanding, I found issues with the demo itself. First of all, I believe the title and description of the works need to be presented. Maybe even the programs used to create these works. Also I believe the music could by synced a little better. Maybe the same song in segments across the demo.

Unlike the other demo reel, this has a continuous song throughout and works quite well. What also works is the position outlined at the bottom. I'm sure most of the works were made in a group so it is smart to state the position taken place while making said work. I do think there could be another way of displaying the position without taking up so much screen space.I do believe that this demo reel needs a closing title. At the beginning, the artists name is not displayed long enough for the viewer to read it. I do not believe the titles of each piece are necessary in this one.

I believe this is a very poor example of a demo reel. No titles. No audio. Nothing to explain anything. This would be a good example of what not to do while making this demo reel.

This is a good example of a powerful reel. The content is amazing and the way the reel is organized works. It really made me want to explore the artists works, which I believe is the goal. I felt like the beginning and end titles could have been done more professionally. The font and the display is just bland. It needs more excitement. The second reel I posted would be a good example of an exciting title, except the artists name should be displayed longer. The song works, except it could be less repetitive.