Tuesday, August 31, 2010

purchased polar bear model

model was built in 3ds max, rigged and has a walk cycle. but the maya file of this model is in a mess. will have to redo the export and import or do that in max.

Friday, August 13, 2010

it takes Pixar 30-55 people 3-9 months to complete one short animated film.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

rules of visual storytelling

you are always telling a story!

-always think about what your audience is thinking
- everything you shoot is a choice. do they match the feeling you're trying to get?
- are the actions, settings, props, and effects helping tell the story, in big or little ways?
- pay attention to te frame. everything should enter, exit, or stay in the frame for a reason.
- whatever you're shooting is your subject. it can be a person or a tree. the viewer should always know who or what the subject if your video is. (?)
- movies are about something happing. and something has to move.
- move the camera slooooowly when you move it. (?)

production timeline

before starting texturing and lighting, research renderer

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

to-do in Aug

by aug 14:
- research cinematography
- modeling gondola_ cart (left, right, top)
- research posing technique

by aug 21:
- research cinematography
- modeling gondola_ arm+ cart bottom
- research posing technique
- try to contact a cinematographer

by aug 28:
- research cinematography
- modeling gondola
- find a cinematographer
- research posing technique
- research polar bear poses
- research shooting locations

matte painting test

video

concept art