Monday, 27 January 2014

Soundscape- storyboarding 01

This is my first scene of my animatic for the soundscape project. The animatic start with a guy lighting the match to the gun power and it explode. And the tools start working by itself without the people, pretending the workers were all died in that incident .

Soundscape- original sound effect


This is my original sound effect . 

Speed Paint Challenge: 'Bob Godfrey' style-Johnny Depp

 I try to paint it in Bob Godfrey style, but it didn't work out really well. I think that is because the lines were too complex than his style and  the colour tones can be more lighter and happier.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

From Script to Screen- OGR

From Script to Screen- Character Biography

Jack,He is 18, full of wonder, full of passion, full of dreams. It is a hard life for him that his parent passed away years ago. He used to live with his grandmother in a small house until he become an adult. Every year the government check their financial statues and because there is nothing left from his parents and he is still a young kid.and doesn't have a high qualification of education.The government put him to the lowest classes of the country. And it is sad that they don't give respect to him and only give him a pair of old shoes while some of the people in lowest class still having the worst and second hand stilts.But it is blessed that he have a job in this society which full of races and inequality.He is working in post office being a messenger sending letters to people. However he start panic with what he is and the job that he have got. 

He is a kind of teenager where reality has killed so much of his dreams and passion. He think there are so many things that would not be changed from where he is to where he want to be. He knows that dreaming and wondering are only wasting his time to earn one more dollar,He thought there is no hope coming into his life so he block his all emotional side and living like a working machine.

Maya- The bouncing ball -with travel and rotation


Maya -The bouncing ball- on the spot


Rope 1948 by Alfred Hitchcock

La Jetee (1962)-Chris Marker film review

I start looking at the film reviews for references however some of the review haven't got a name and the year have been post. What should I can in this case?

Monday, 20 January 2014

From script to screen- story rewrite (logline,premise and outline)

Title: Above the ground

[Logline]
The lowest class boy dream to live in the highest place

[Premise]
encouraging ,The wealth distribution happen in this country, government define their classes by the stilts.


[Outline of the story]
[Scene1]
-Crowded on the streets, middle class citizen and business man wearing their stilts walking on the street.
-The people are poor only allow them wear shoes.
-The middle class people are much taller than the lowest class.

[Scene2]
-The highest upper class, 1% richest people and the most talented people in the country, are living in the space  station.
-They have the best service and support from the rest of the people in the country and the have authority to  make order to the people on earth. 
-Because there are so many people under them, they don't work.

[Scene3]
-The boy is a messenger sending letters everyday.
-He finished work and back home, take off his shoes, he looking at it and sigh.
[flash]
-The boy is the lowest class which the government don't even give them respect to have a pair of stilts.
-When he walk on the street, there are only few people are the same eye level as him.
-People giggling when they look down to the lowest class.

-He open the fridge but there is not enough food for him to make a dinner but many beers.
-He unconvinced where he is and drink.

[Scene4]
-The next day he is sending a document to a stilts factory. 
-He go into the office and while he wait for someone to sign, he see a up-middle class businessman asking the  carpenter to design his own stilts.
-The businessman spent so much money on the stilts because he want to show people how noble he is.
-He is looking at the whole situation,he is really angry.

[Scene5]
-He follow the businessman but suddenly lost him. 
-The businessman knows and he appear in front of the boy.
-He looking at the boy's feet and realise he is the lowest class. 
-He hasn't laugh but come closer to him.

[Scene6]
-They sit down and chat, the businessman telling him his story. 
[flash]
-Years ago the man was from the lowest class but he got a heart to climb up in the society.
-He worked really really hard from days and nights, save much as he can.
-After a years and years  he climbed up step by step, till now.
-He said
''There are different things you want to equip yourself in different ages of your lifetime, time only takes  the responsibility to run pass but not to make sure you have grown. Stop blaming and start living hard.''
-The businessman leave and the boy still thinking about it.

[Scene7]
repeat the shots of the crowded on the streets and the space.
Camera pan to a back of a gentleman walking on the street with his stilts.


the businessman saying that because to the boy, money is the thing he really needs but to him, money is no longer a problem, authority and status are the most thing he want to get from the society. the man trying to encourage the boy do not waste his time, and try his best as he can to change his story.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Soundscape- Inspiration research- Bonobo

Bonobo(Simon Green) was a british musician, producer and DJ. This is his music video of "Circus" 2013. And it really attracted me of the production, the repetition  of the video matching on his music.It inspired me to think of the build up of my sounds and the video by adding things beat by beat.

Script to screen - Storyline

[Scene1]
-The boy looks at the parents photo on the desk and pray.
-His parents died and only left him in the house.

[Scene2]
-The boy on his way walking to his work place.
-Rich's wearing stilts and much higher than the poor's, looking down to the poor people.
-The boy was the lowest class of the country, there are just few people were the same eye level as  him.

[Scene3]
-The boy arrives the factory and start making stilts on the conveyor.
-He looks at the upper floor and see the businessman asking the carpenter to design his stilts.
-The boy looks at the piece of wood on his hand.
-He looks up to the sky ,take a deep breath, smile and carry on.

[Scene4]
-The other day, The boy on his way walking to his work place.
-The scientists giving leaflets on streets-the space experimental project asking volunteer for  the  country, a group of people gather round to listen, the boy is there.
-No one is doing it and afraid of it but the boy quickly lift up his hand .
-And the scientists choose him because there is no one volunteering.
-The boy really happy and he look up and lift  up his hand to the sky.

[Scene5]
- The boy is doing different tasks, from failure to success.
-He is ready for the blast off.
-Everyone watching live on the Tv.
-Time counter from 5 to 1.

[Scene6]
-The rocket blast off successful.
-The rocket start failing when it nearly off the Atmosphere.
-The boy knows there is nothing to do but he is happy because he finished his dream of being  higher level to see the world.
-The boy looks at the window seeing the beautiful landscape.
-The last seconds when the rocket nearly touch the earth, the boy close his eyes and saying in his  heart" mum, dad, i have made it."
-The rocket fall, and explode.

[Scene7]
-The world back to normal and busy, everyone continue their work.
-[Close up] back to the parents photo and the boy photo are next to it.
-[wide shot] the house is empty.





Maya-Contro Zoom


Maya- Camera Shake

Pass by
Drop

Maya- car crush


Friday, 17 January 2014

Maya-Distance shots

This is the distance shots from close, middle and far.


CG artist's toolkits- Cat & sack

 At the beginning I was misunderstanding with drawing sack and cat, but it was also a good practice for drawing. Though different designs of sketching could help us to understand my character and personality by their shapes, texture and weight. So I started with many quick drawings to choose what i want. After that I planed my scene and think about the timing and spacing of the keyframes.









The premise of the story



This is a story happen in the industry time, a boy was born in a poor family living in a country where is highly wealth disparity. Height is a representative and symbol of rich, noble and high authority. Rich business man will ask the carpenter to make carving on the stilts by hands with different woods which present your classes given by the government.This boy walks to his workplace every single day. The industry factory of making stilts which is for citizen's class, he can always to touch the woods but never get permission to wear them. But he does not give up, he is so positive and hopeful that there will have a day he could look at people in the same height. And the days come. The Space Lab is going to start a project of bringing people to the space, however this is an experimental stage project which is really dangerous. They need a volunteer to be the astronaut in the rocket, but there is not one want to try because they all know they will give his life for the mission expect this boy, who really dreaming to see the world in next level, who wants to have an experiences to look down seeing the world. So he start training and all the stuff and finally he was on the rocket really to depart. The rocket is blast-off successfully however when it going really high and nearly off the Atmosphere it fails, it start falling down but the only thing this boy focusing is the beautiful view he looking down. After it all, no one care about who the volunteer is, their life still the same as normal, the space lab still experimenting, everything doesn't get a bit change but the house where the boy lives, life has no longer there.

As my story based on the industrial time with high issue of wealth distribution, I am doing more researches and mind map to build up my scene,  the tension of poor people earn their money to support the riches and the government can define their financial classes by giving people different stilts design. And my story is emulating United States 18-19's century of the revolution of industry and the Cold War of the technology races between Soviet Union of the spaces project. This will give me a strong background although it won't mention too much in my story but this explained the connection of the experimental stage project asking for volunteer.
On the other hand, It was noticeable that there was a special features of clothing and accessories to present you are upper classes and rich, This inspired me to use height as a special feature in the story's country, represent rich and noble and to be pride as higher than others, and looking down to the lower classes.

like for like story board -Alice in the wonderland


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

From Script to Screen - restructure the story of Astronaut, Factory and Stilts

This is a story happen in the industry time, a boy was born in a poor family living in a country where is highly wealth disparity. Height is a representative and symbol of rich, nobel and high authority. Rich business man will ask the carpenter to make carving on the stilts by hands with different woods which present your classes given by the government.This boy walks to his workplace every single day. The industry factory of making stilts which is for citizen's class, he can always to touch the woods but never get permission to wear them. But he does not give up, he is so positive and hopeful that there will have a day he could look at people in the same height. And the days come. The Space Lab is going to start a project of bringing people to the space, however this is an experimental stage project which is really dangerous. They need a volunteer to be the astronaut in the rocket, but there is not one want to try because they all know they will give his life for the mission expect this boy, who really dreaming to see the world in next level, who wants to have an experiences to look down seeing the world. So he start training and all the stuff and finally he was on the rocket really to depart. The rocket is blast-off successfully however when it going really high and nearly off the Atmosphere it fails, it start falling down but the only thing this boy focusing is the beautiful view he looking down. After it all, no one care about who the volunteer is, their life still the same as normal, the space lab still experimenting, everything doesn't get a bit change but the house where the boy lives, life has no longer there.

Monday, 13 January 2014

From script to screen

After the last post about story telling with the words [This could be a story happens in the future when Earth is no longer for living,highly polluted and Desertification seriously appeared by global warming, human all living in the space stations. However some of the places on Earth are still stable to be used. Scientists using those places to build the automatic food supply factory and everyday the supplier come to collect it. 
One day, the factory wastes were carelessly leak out to the dessert and the chemical mixing with the clay form a new living creature- The silts zombie. (In scientist researches ,some of the unique elements in clay are found that are foundation of human structure.) And their population grow really quick as they like virus and they found the factory making their own lair, human don't know what to do so they send robot to fight with the zombie.]

Here are more idea developments for my story with " Astronaut, Factory,Silts"
I change my direction to more focus on the factory, and exploring more possibilities.

1)Story bored worker in the factory dreaming in his dream of a space travel. (wonder) 
Idea inspired by the "Alice and the wonderland" however this story is quite general and overuse.

2) Story in a factory which have human's character and been ill and the repairer astronaut come for repair.
Idea inspired by the "Monster House" 

3)Story in a space ship washing factory , there is an old factory keeper used his whole lifetime take care about the factory and a conversation with the astronaut customer with his story (emotional)

4) Story about the first moon landing of American and the UFO images they have taken , and the astronaut discovery the factory for adventure.(funny)
Idea inspired by the news of fake landing of Apollo and the pictures they have taken and the book called " The dark mission"




I am more tend to the fourth story because they give a strong background for my story but also transform to a different story and ending.

Soundscape-soundtrack practice

We start using the Premiere Pro to make the pre production for a film and we move on using Garage band to create the soundtrack so I put them together. It was a really excited project for me to create the soundtrack with animatic.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

CG artist's toolkit- drawings

We are asked to sketch each other faces with continuing lines without looking at our sketchbook, It was challenging at the beginning because we used to draw as what in our brain's memories and not observing most of the time. And through these practice, we are training our eyes to be our pencil and it was really fun and surprised. After that we were spending 30s, 1and 2 minutes sketching with a quick and energetic lines ,presenting the moment and the forces. 







Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Story & Commission - character

 We were drawing the favorite character and we were asked to draw with different character's style and it gave a different mood and texture to my character.







Tuesday, 7 January 2014

From Script to Screen- Favourite charater

My favourite character is the Cheshire Cat in Alice in the wonderland from the film produced in 2010 .












Storytelling & Commission- From Script to Screen, story developing

Character, environment and hero prop is a foundation of a story, for this project I have got
 Astronaut, Factory, Silts
I am excited about it as i have got different words from the previous project. Also learning from last project, I am thinking about the relationship between those words in a logical way which could happen in my story. And when I was thinking about it , something start growing in my head. 

This could be a story happens in the future when Earth is no longer for living,highly polluted and Decertification seriously appeared by global warming, human all living in the space stations. However some of the places on Earth are still stable to be used. Scientists using those places to build the automatic food supply factory and everyday the supplier come to collect it. 
One day, the factory wastes were carelessly leak out to the dessert and the chemical mixing with the clay form a new living creature- The silts zombie. (In scientist researches ,some of the unique elements in clay are found that are foundation of human structure.) And their population grow really quick as they like virus and they found the factory making their own lair, human don't know what to do so they send robot to fight with the zombie.


Maya_ Crane shot


Maya_distance shot


Maya_Superman Pitch shot

Maya_Roll shot from 180,360 and 540 degrees




Maya_Pan shot


Maya-Camera Rig

Setting up the camera control by creating the camera rig.