Well, I finished my first official-non orientation- day.
We've done some really cool stuff in the last couple of days. We worked with Camera-less film by painting and scratching and gluing and drawing onto strips of film. That was really neat.
Yesterday we talked about Early Animation and now we are making Flip books. One has to be a "morph" (mine is a dog jumping and turning into a girl jumping into a pool), and the other has to be high contrast, with 70% needed to be black, and composition, like angles and such (Mine is about a super Bug. Apparently, his name is CB).
This project definitely opened the door to the horror stories I've been hearing about. Each flip book has to be at least 30 frames, which is a lot. I'll probably be staying up to finish my high contrast one tonight.
Other than that, we've been watching some really interesting stuff in the Bijou (the little theater on the 2 floor). We had a contemporary animation festival on Sunday night and I was able to find one of my favorites from that,Hedgehog in the Fog, on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRsXU4Q6a0Q
It's all cutouts and it's very cool.
Besides class I've been meeting/ hanging out with more people in my department. Last night before our open lab time, a couple of us walked down to a Sushi place to get something to eat. This came from that outing. I apologize for the fact that it's sideways and tiny, I took it on my phone.
The kids in the video are all from animation. It's kind of hard to say who all of them are from the video, but the table was set up like
Vince ----- Sophie
Chelsea --- Megan
Emily ----- Sammy-Jo
Suami ----- Me
Hopefully you can figure it out from that.
Well, that seems to be it for now. To anyone I know from Indy who is reading, I miss you all!
Final note, apparently I'm getting a copy of Batman: Gotham Knight. Whoo hoo!