Sunday, August 31, 2008

Old work: Design

Ink on Smooth Bristol (2007)
Acrylic Gouache on Smooth Bristol (2007)

Old work: Drawings

Some of the frames from movie "The Hero". Really liked the cinematography in this movie.

If you haven't seen me then you will need the drawing on top right corner to identify me.

A storyboard frame for my idea about houses on tree trunk. I had a lot of ideas about this but could not flesh them out properly in time. For example I was thinking that the top is the main floor of the house so to go up and down there will be a mechanical system (based on weight shift) acting as a lift.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Power of storytelling and sand animation

I like sand animation because it has a spontaneous feel to it and also because it's a play with light and shadow. So the medium itself is quite intriguing. But if a strong storytelling is combined with this medium it can create a deep effect. Here is one story after watching which I felt story impact strongly. I think it has a graphical novel kind of feel but still a lot different because of the medium and the way it's done with transitions. I think it's brilliant!

Animated SAND-Movie by Thomas Lidy, 2006. University of applied Art Vienna

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Critiquing own animation?

I am taking 3D character animation class and I am learning a very important part of the process, which is critiques. And more important part I think is to critique our own work. While animating we look at the same work again and again for a long time and this creates a pitfall where you either cannot see your mistakes or you stop liking it as much as you liked when you had started. That's what happens with me generally.

When I come up with some really nice poses I get attached to them and I only see good side of the poses. So when i am told to change few things in the poses I like, it is difficult to think that changing them would improve my animation. I have learned that while critiquing my own work if I become unbiased and try to see what is not working first then it helps me understand why I need to change poses. After that it is also a good idea to see what works or which part helps in telling the story so when you make changes you keep good stuff and throw bad stuff out. I am still getting into this process. I think this method might work for me.