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Character Design: Baby Concepts 1-50 01/11/2016

Just some ideas for coming up with the art style and the general look of the baby. I got most of my inspiration from 1950's paratroopers with the dome heads. Having the helmet slightly cover the character's face was a last second idea which seems to fit the character really well.





Life Drawing 27/10/2016

Character Design: Idea Re-Work 26/10/2016

Soundclip
Inital Ideas
My previous ideas were:
1. Staffroom Chaos:  A woman appears to be monologuing to herself with exaggerated gestures in a staffroom until the camera reveals she is not alone. The school they are in has been ravaged and smashed to pieces, giving the two teachers the reason to be in the states they are. 
2. Team Carrying:
A skinny jock is doing laps of a track, but his girlfriend is this huge woman and has demanded that instead of her having to run she will sit on his shoulders. The jock is a tiny little stick compared to the girl so disobeying the laws of physic's should make this really ridiculous to watch.
3. Playing make belief:
Two kids are in a playground playing make believe whilst this audio clip plays, they have put on parts of the teachers clothing, near the end of the animation you can see the two teachers have been wrapped up in toilet paper, strapped to a bar on the jungle gym.

4. Team Carrying, Role Reversal:
Instead of the girl being the on the top, …

Character Design: Female Teacher Design 26/10/2016

Character Design: Classroom Practices 25/10/2016

Character Design: Classroom Practices 25/10/2016

Maya Tutorial: Posing Positioning 3, 24/10/2016

Life Drawing 19/10/2016

Character Design: Revisited 18/10/2016

Environment Options:
School Staffroom-YesHighschool-YesWildcard-No Okay, so some progress has been made on this project, after having a chat I have had a couple more ideas for this project. I don't really want to use the wild card because of the fact some restriction can give birth to more creative ideas, despite that the wildcard idea is completely free. In the soundclip, there is still a sense of carrying role in the soundclip so I need to take that into account.

Ideas Revisited

1. Staffroom Chaos:  A woman appears to be monologuing to herself with exaggerated gestures in a staffroom until the camera reveals she is not alone. The school they are in has been ravaged and smashed to pieces, giving the two teachers the reason to be in the states they are. 
2. Team Carrying:
A skinny jock is doing laps of a track, but his girlfriend is this huge woman and has demanded that instead of her having to run she will sit on his shoulders. The jock is a tiny little stick compared to the girl so …

Narrative: Narrative Structure & Hollywood Formula, UP (2009) 14/10/2016

This film review will focus on the film 'Up' (2008), a story that follows an old man called Mr. Carl Fredricson, who's lifelong dream has been to go on an adventure to Paradise Falls, located in Venezuela, South America. With his wife passing away and legal authorities threatening to put him in a home, Carl Frederickson attaches thousands of helium-filled balloons to him home to make a makeshift aircraft, accidentally abducting the small scout Russell and stumbling across a talking dog. Together they must work together to save the exotic bird and evade the mad explorer Charles Muntz.

The film was released in 2008, was directed by Peter Docter and produced by Jonas Rivera. The story for Up was created by Bob Peterson & Tom McCarthy, and the soundtrack was created by Micheal Giacchino.
The topic for this film will 'Narrative Structure' and the 'Hollywood Formula'. This is usually how films can be/should be paced, and certain methods of this can be much m…

Character Design Class: C3-P0 + A Clown 07/10/2016

I had to merge 3C-P0 with a clown, so I came up with the idea of a robotic butler turned into a clown. He is sort of a smart clown, constantly saying witty jokes that no-one understands and generally being a very bad clown.

Narrative: Archetypes, Kung Fu Panda (2008) 07/10/2016

This film review will focus on the film 'Kung Fu Panda' (2008), the story follows a Panda named Po, a Panda stuck in a dead end job as a chef's assistant. Little does Po know he is destined for greatness and must undergo train to become a Kung-Fu master. Faced with his entire village being destroyed by the evil snow leopard Tai Lung, Po must rise to the challenge and defeat Tai Lung.

The film was released in 2008, was directed by John Stevenson and produced by Melissa Cobb. Ethan Reiff created the story and Hans Zimmer composed the music for the film. The film is heavily influenced by Chinese design and folklore, the most notable being the Yin and the Yang for Po's character, him being a Panda and all.

The topic this time for the film review will be Archetypes in films. Archetypes are used in a number of Hollywood films as a means of character creation & character definition. This review once again will focus on some aspects of the film for its creative qualities …