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Adobe Illustrator Practise

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Ok, I think I went a little crazy when testing out the different brush tools, but I like discovering new programs. Supposedly, Illustrator is similar to Photoshop, and I feel that it is a bit easier to grasp, so it was a fun exercise to do.

Artist Toolkit: Animation and Character - Classic and Motion Tweening in Flash

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So this is technically my first time using Adobe Flash, and I'm really enjoying it! It's not too difficult to learn, so I think I've grasped the basics of creating bouncy balls :) Time to knuckle down and get to work!

Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 25.02.15

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From Script to Screen: Pre-Visualisation Clip

From Script to Screen: Submission Disk Artwork

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From Script to Screen: Updated Storyboard

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After the Crit presentation feedback, I've managed to gain a bit more confidence in my work :) I've only made minor changes to the storyboard, but these few extra panels should hopefully demonstrate the state change of the wire and the divas so the audience can better understand what's going on.





Photoshop: Master Studies

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Maya: Animation 1: Walk Cycles - Mechanics

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From Script to Screen Final Crit Presentation - 20.02.15

From Script to Screen: First Animatic Draft

From Script to Screen: Initial Storyboard

From Script to Screen: Environment Designs

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Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 18/02/15

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Animation 1: The Bouncing Ball Part 2 - Travel & Rotation

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Intro to Pre-Viz: Camera Part 9 - Camera Shake

From Script to Screen: Script Rewrite - Diva Disaster

After hearing a bit of feedback about the original script, I slightly edited the beginning and the end. I am still unsure if the second act is fast-paced enough, but I was aiming for a back and forth sort of action between the characters, so I'm hoping I have achieved something close! 
Diva Disaster

From Script to Screen: Initial Script Idea - Diva Disaster

From Script to Screen: Prop Designs

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Again, I wanted to keep the designs rather simple and clean cut, like my characters. Aside from my main prop, the fire extinguisher, I wanted to include other items that would make an appearance within the story. I also thought that instead of extravagant shading being used, perhaps a simple line to distinguish the highlights would be enough!



Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 04.02.15

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Animation 1: Toadstool - Squash & Stretch

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Animation 1: Chain - Secondary Action & Overlap

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From Script to Screen: Character 2 Design

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Once again, I haven't named my characters as of yet, BUT I think I've figured out how I want them to look. So without further ado, I present character 2!


Edit: I've made her legs less bulging and a bit more elegant in shape!

Animation 1: Pendulum Swing - Settle & Rest

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Animation 1: The Bouncing Ball Part 1 - On the Spot

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Film Review: Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960)

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Figure 1. Psycho Movie Poster
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960) would possibly have to be the mother of all suspenses and plot twists. To have the ability to grab an audience like that and have them cry “I didn’t see that coming!” is a sign of a successful movie. With a riveting title sequence created by Saul Bass, it’s not a film anyone will be forgetting anytime soon.
There are many aspects of this film that make “Psycho” as infamous as it is, but the most well known scene is the shower scene shown about a third of the way through the film. Joseph Stefano mentions, “There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film.” (Stefano, J. 2010) It was Hitchcock’s decision to take such a creative risk, but it worked. This dramatic sequence threw the audience off completely, causing it to become so memorable and have a lasting shockin…