A spirit key is hatched– a rare phenomenon, helping heal and uplift the key people… With the exception of one boy who misuses its power.
This is my BFA-3 film as a Character Animator at CalArts.
Also viewable on Vimeo!
So I figured I’d inform the blogosphere about current cube life.
My film this year (which shall remain a secret as to surprise said blogosphere come late April) has 51 scenes… including full-color and dialog! Yippee! (Not yippee that there are only 130 days to do all this! AAAAAAAAAGHHH!!!) I figure I can do 5 scenes a week and have a month saved up for post production (translation: technical difficulties). I’m really excited about this year’s film, but still… That April 26th deadline is scaaaaryyy! (just for comparison, last year’s film, VALUE BLiND, had 19 scenes and it took me an entire 2.5 months from start to finish– and I completed a week before films were due, hooray for avoiding crunch time!) This year’s film has 32 more scenes and an extra minute of animation! But, this marks the last week of my third semester at CalArts! I can’t believe how quickly this semester passed! And I’m sure it’ll only get quicker!
Anyway, here are some shots of my cube in its current state of filmness.
Completed scenes are hanging out on the left side, field guide in the middle and a life drawing on the right.
Progress of a scene that got completely redone!
Scenes to-do and notes on the work-in-progress scene… Along with a mini candy cane! 😀
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CalArts, you are awesome.
Besides being an excellent work environment with excellent people to be inspired/work with/goof off with, there were all sorts of shows I made it to… Peter’s Shadow (puppetry/theatre), Lost World (Theatre), Pure Grit (Theatre/Puppetry), the World Music Festival (Javanese Gamelan, African and Indian music… involving a robotic Indian set of drums), the Balinesian music performance (involving a robot that played gamelan– yes, robots are taking over the music department! Aaah!) two dance performances, the Open and Producers’ Shows, and probably a few other things I missed (those are just performances from the past month or so)!
I am proud of this:
Granted, that’s with all the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s and up… but STILL! 11 full minutes of pencil tests… yay 😀
There you go, and there you have it! My BFA-1 first semester film here at CalArts!
Total frames: 330
Total hours: …………………a lot!
Fun factor: 9.5, easily!
Happy holidays, everyone! 🙂