16 March 2009

St. Patrick's

  ending sequence thesis- 
clover bg with color penciled rainbow, texture white sheet, fruitrollup strip

So I realized that my film would've been totally appropriate if the actual thesis film submission date was in March, but it isn't and even though it wouldn't be too far off in April (when we hand it in), it wouldn't be screened till May, so that's definitely not even close to the ballpark of the green madness of patrick(no idea). But I decided that I should wear green this year for St. Partick's because I feel it could empower my film, since it's all about clovers...(also because I remembered this year somehow...very uncanny timing)

Anyways two post today. I feel like I've accomplished something that's not lazy. Oh and also speaking of lazy I've developed this new mantra that i go by now, where in any situation that I feel too lazy to do I must do it (I'm not turning over any leaves but test the odds of good luck and if hard work actually does pay off or if it's just as same as pursuing something after a period of some level of laziness)


   (above) candyplants- candy and clover stems

(left) shipwreck-color chalk, bubble wrap, paper boat

(right) glitterbubbly- left1 items, blue glitter glue, candy wrappers, thesis characs.

(left) colorfully shattered-3 different jigsaw pieces arranged and customized

(right) watercolored my fingerprints, jellybeans cut, thesis kid charac.


(left) glitter pinwheels-green glitter glue, clover stems, pinwheel stick

(right) color glitter teapot- color glitter glue

(left) girl daydream- different color glitter glue,  color pencils, side ribbons, real clover scanned, thesis girl charac.


(right) hopscotch chase-stripy fabric, pop tart (backside), real chewed bbgum, sour straws and thesis characs.                                                                                

(left) rocks-different rock texture background, thesis characs.

Ok..So far I've finished roughly over 20 backgrounds this spring break..(god it's never long enough is it) I decided that most of it's either going to be all candy or a little bit of both nostalgic kiddie items and candy along with real fabric and maybe a bit of nature elements like flowers in it (with the exception of the real piece of clover I'm centering my film around)And in exchange of all the hard work...I had to give up my leisurely visit back home during the spring break =(....and cut down my whopping 8-9 hours of sleep to 4 hours (though I always annoyingly end up sleeping one more extra hour) I should really shrink it to 3 hours but I feel I can't survive with that since my eyes will kill me in my sleep and go blind on me if its not 3 plus hours of shuteye action.

So overall I only have a few more things to do (organizational, small bits of backgrounds and drawing extra stills wise) before I consume myself to the compositing world of things that is AFX...

Then (if I'm still alive and able to see properly) I would either decide to color my characters or leave them in their raw color pencil animated state since my backgrounds are complex enough to welcome any simplicity (which are the characters). Personally as of this point I don't think coloring the characters would enhance the characters' visibility any more than they would create a negative space from the backgrounds...which are bursting with flying colors already.

Of course during these two stages..I would constantly have to make time and think about the sound aspect to it all...if I think my film fancies a series of sound effects or if it can do without that and just a simple soundtrack would suffice. The soundtrack part is another can of worms as the SVA thesis committee requires every student to be better safe than sorry and get proper permission and access to any copyright holder if you were to use an already existing piece of music. I am hoping to maybe somehow make my own discombobulated music of some sort at the sound lab (which is free to SVA students) and not have to resort to chasing down copyrighted people because I'm pressed for time and can't make my music or fail to (because it sounds easier than done) or anything because that would suck ALOT. 

I know it's definitely not going to be easy since I'm usually very picky about music and the type of ambience that it gives off because I think music also adds another supporting element to what you're essentially trying to convey and make the audience move along with the different emotions that comes with the images..and that's extremely important since that IS essentially my film as a whole. 

My films usually have a simple concept if you really think about it but what the eye takes in visually is entirely different than just mental wise so that's generally my formula in filmmaking...I break apart the concept into visuals on top of visuals on top of visuals (we see a drawing, the characters see it through their eyes, we see the drawing through the character's eyes -----interpreting it in both the characters' reality/logic in the film and how we see it in our reality and experiences

It's very complicated and planned out to the very color of everything...of course when one sees the film they will see craziness and a good colorful time...BUT if they had wanted to see where it all connects there is the potential to do so(like buried treasure..if you don't look or dig for it you'll never find it)

Anyways I digress, I should be getting back to my thesis lover...which I will break up with in mid April (YAY---- understatement)

04 March 2009


No thesis here..just a thesis reluctant girl (has a thesis bug..but normally very dilligent...)