Thursday, December 9, 2010


Shawn Sheeny- pop-up books
I never thought that pop-up books could be so complex. What really blew me away was the amount of time the artist took to make just one book. One of his books took 7 years to make. That's a freaking third of my life!! ....and i though animation took a long time. The artist said that the best way to learn how to make a pop-up book is to buy one and tear it apart.

The other lecture I went to was the last lecture of the year. I really enjoyed listening to this artist and I really liked his work. His concepts were very interesting. His artwork was based on commercialism and stereotypes. So, he focused on stereotypes in commercials. He himself wasn't the ordinary black man and that inspired his work.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Final continues....

So. I did it :)
I got this stinking project done. I'm sure there are still areas to fix, but it is finished and I'm ready to finish this DVD.
I have put a lot of work in this project. However this ends up, I am proud of myself and the class. So many people have worked very hard.
One thing I need to do is figure out why iI'm having trouble rendering out an MP4 movie.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Final continues....

This project is moving along but it keeps going on and on....
It's looking better and better and is almost coming to an end. I think that 2 more sessions of working on it should let me finish it. I need to rest today because I've been up for 24 hours working on this class and metals. So, after class tomorrow morning, I'm gonna eat some lunch then get back to work on the project for as long as possible. I should finish by saturday night. I need to finish this DVD over the weekend as well as prepare a paper for another class. I just need to manage my time right and it should work out. I have no doubt it will. There is always enough time. I'm kind of impressed with myself. I've never made an animation this long before and for one person to make a piece multiple minutes long in the time I've had allotted is pretty swell. I will not fail. I am so ready to get this done. I hope I receive more helpful feedback in class today. I really need to look at my calendar and update it so I can fit all I need done in my schedule.