Here's my schedule for this year....and yet again I have a full load. I added more CG this year. I remember when I first entered CalArts and vowed to shun against CG. It's amazing how one person's point of view can change over time. Animating in CG is getting easier. A better rig makes the animator's life a whole lot easier. I still have a love for old film techniques and paper animation, but reality is starting to hit me. CG is here to stay while, older techniques like film stock is dying out. This became apparent when a film stock I was using for my Optical printing class suddenly became discontinued. I still have in my possession two 16mm B/W reversal 500T.
Also standard definition television is gone, so no more NTSC format. My film will be in HD. It was sort of nostalgic to use a tv monitor to check the image and routing wires to patchbay. However, we still use a lunchbox to shoot pencil tests.
I still have a passion for 2-D and stop-motion. I will use these as my main tools for film making, but I need to keep my options open.
|FC202A01||CG Foundation II||Bac, Andrew||1.50||M 9am to 12 Noon||A109|
|FC300A02||2D Character Animaton III||Wright, Scott||2.00||T 9am to 12 Noon||E58|
|FC301A02||CG Character Animation III||Kelly, Morgan||2.00||M 7pm to 10pm||A108|
|FC304A||Digital Methods III||Rude, Bill||1.00||F 1pm to 4pm||A108|
|FC311A01||Advanced Painting||Hormozi, Marjan||1.00||Th 9am to 12 Noon||A221G|
|FC326A05||Film Workshop III/IV||Van Orman, Thurop||4.00||W 7pm to 10pm||D206|
|FC430A||Advanced Character Design||Rynda, Phil||1.50||Th 7pm to 10pm||A217|
|FC460A||Directing for Animators||Petkov, Rumen||2.00||F 9:30am to 12:30pm||D206|
|FE117||Lighting and Camera for Exp Anim||Sun, Helder||2.00||T 4pm to 7pm||BB#4|
|FE410||After Effects: Compositing||Emery, Myron||2.00||T 1pm to 4pm||F105|
I have been pondering over what my third film should be. I know I have to start it earlier this year....way earlier. My goal this year is to add more texture and atmosphere to my film. I think my last year film was to flat and I relied to much on After Effects and Photoshop.
Hooray for the start of a new school year and a new opportunity to do something interesting.