Today is the third day of my production work, and its a long way to go.
I’ve been trying to keep this updated but its hard. Yet, I want to try to revive this platform and share more of my ideas and content. Sometimes I find it hard to get my head around to what I should develop all of this into, but somehow I will never succeed if I will postpone everyday for a better day. So to this I should try to maintain and equilibrium and become more fluid and fluent within the content that I post.
I’ve been still recording my days and somehow I want to share this with you guys. These images although they might seem quilted with some sort of tension, they have been the get away and instance of my constantly busy days, where I took a slide and a moment for myself. Me time. Absorbed by the work, and constant battle of developing creative things I find it hard to make a constant self persistence of myself. I will try.
Here is a sneak pick to the development of my thesis. The narrative as I explained before is about a guy nicknamed Brice, who takes himself into a journey in understanding his purpose and relevance within his quiet and voided world.
Initial design developments that I have undergone, through my post production development.
The concept art that I am eagerly developing. I hope this gives you an idea of what all of this is about and how I will develop and generate my content in.
I will be working on models in the coming week and as well I will kick off with my initial 2d animation development, hopefully keeping you updated more often. I will look forward for this, but for now salute!
Today I started pushing forward some of my ideas that I am going to present for my final MA thesis. It is a scary move to do, but I am hoping for the best. It is a journey that I don’t want it to end, but at the same time I look forward to getting this work done and doing my best to create something meaningful and full of good lessons for me to digest and process. After that I don’t know what my life will hold!
I am trying to understand and appreciate all the beautiful skies that are still here for me to enjoy. I have made such great friends and I can’t bear the fact that it will soon be over. I am so grateful for having had a blast time here!
Anyways I’m leaving with this today! Nothing that conceptual but rather a touch of my life and some happiness, that I find within all this work.
For today’s agenda I shall talk about the aesthetic and narrative that I am developing so far. It’s a bit complicated but bare with me.
So as I said earlier before the narrative that I am exploring is that of an individual that is facing inner dilemma, and he escapes within the wonders of his inner childhood and dreams. It sounds complicated, and to some extent it is. Nonetheless, what I am trying to capture is an aesthetic that delineate and submerges well the scope and resonating factor of the medium in the context of the narrative.
This in all intent is possible, yet I am finding it hard to actually express it in solid 3d spaces. To this I have been considering shifting the essence of 3d aesthetic into something that is more 2d in a bear essence. This sounds awesome, but developing enough power to gain this is somewhat hard and I need a vibe of momentum that will ignite me to find something interesting within.
Looking through splendid work of Glenn Keane and his wonders, I was awestruck how such a 2d animator could evoke 3d elements even within the essence of flat planes.
I know that here there is something deep through which I should look closer. There is something deep, that if I analyse deeply I will find my way into expressing this confusion of thoughts that I have within my head.
‘Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.’
The narrative that I am currently exploring is emerged within the development of a character that is finding struggles within the inner self. The idea behind this narrative is about how this struggle will take this character into places and with some perseverance and obstacles a long the way he will define and transform into realizing the definition and permanence of being in this world.
A very brief synopsis but to some extent this character is still an unfinished development and I am still letting my thoughts breath within this brainstorming.
The visual attempt to this approach is one that is mostly taken within hybrid formation of different media and development. In this manner I would be allowing the definition and understanding of these chaotic thoughts to have their freedom and expressive freedom.
What struck me the most was the sheer sympathy and love that this guy has to music. Unlike no other person he stood quietly, and elicited the beauty of music.
This is a good reminder that no matter what and how if the love to something is so big there can always a way of growing.
Animation makes me feel like I have never grew older. It takes me to places where the limitations is only the ones I put into. Looking into work such as Genndy Tartakovsky with his great ability to capture essence, I feel driven more than ever to develop and grow older in this medium.
The beautiful smears that this movie has within its motion, truly makes drives me to develop and understand further the beauty inside this.
OK. I know it’s Friday and I am posting this all of a sudden. But after a long stagnation in my creative bubble I feel that it is prime time, I let loose and start sharing my work. My thoughts and my creative impulses. I apologize for practically abandoning all of this and practically leave everything quite dormant.
Funnily enough I felt a great sense of frustration and to some extent I was not prepared to continue writing about my work. Which is sad, but at the same time it paved way for me to grow and understand who I really am. As an creative in this chaotic environment called life.
Well why I am here.
For a simple fact I need to get my thoughts liberated and I feel that here I can share whatever I want. In whatever ways and content.
Today, as per usual we had a guest speaker from BlueZoo, and what struct me the most is that the frustration and eagerness to learn and limitation of time is a resonating element that is within all of us. Animation and the life that you end up living in, as a student does not seem appealing and that is true.
Yet, what strikes me the most, although this medium is relatively new within my creative capability the ultimate results and beautiful creations that we all can create all profoundly come to one whole at each and every project. No matter the heart aches and the sleepless nights, and crazy mental dilemmas that I face. Looking at in the end I always feel a sense of pride and excitement.
Although I have only five months to go in this beautiful place, I will let nothing stop me from achieving whatever I have always set my mind in doing. I know that it is going to be super hard, and I will loose it from time to time, but I feel that this is the right point and I can achieve it no matter what others might think.
I will not let fear destroy this creative bloom that I have been holding from when I remember.
Day 1 will always be the hardest. But the mission will never end.
Sometimes you need to step away from what you re presenting and analyse to full extent what you would like to achieve with all of this work. Through the past months I have been working and developing my skills into becoming better and more proficient in what I do.
Rediscovering techniques, reanalyzing methods of practices I started to understand how much I still have to understand within this world that I live in.
From pitching, to project management, to Python and all the chaoticness that logic brings with, diverged into compositing and animation configurations, I have given myself time to learn and digest all the greatness that knowledge and time can offer.
The missions will soon take of to a new level of grandiosity. I belief that great things will come my way.
In this body of work I have research within the era of the 50’s and 60’s design concept. From visual graphic representations found within different mass media medium I was able to come across different interesting notions that have allowed me to further investigate and enhance my approach to this work.
As found in the following images I have investigated through different levels the production of this potential ‘Coraline’ Version.
Story Board :
Visual Process Development:
In this body of work I was able to acknowledge the focus upon which I would like my work to be directed in. This work is still under development and further investigation of the connection within such a chosen era will allow me to further understand the subject at hand.
Deeper understanding of the script will be developed within the chosen era. Different experimental outcomes will be investigated to further develop this work.
In this work I will investigate and analyse in depth the concept art that will go along the narration script. From the script I will opt to extract a visual narrative that will infuse a concept and era upon which my style would be influenced from. The initial investigation that I will work on will be that of extracting 1950’s ideologies that will be redefined into this narration.
The work will present a flow and artistic inspirations that will allow the audience to encapsulate themselves within a narration that seeks to represent a flow of understanding and visual intrigue.
In the following designs and posts I will investigate and lay out the individual influences that will allow me to develop the final concept and design; into Maya and eventually as a final work.