Friday, 8 January 2010

Industry Exercises 2

Project Brief as written in e-mail from Steve Crocker:

As some of you will have missed this week’s class because of snow here is
a quick summary of this term’s project and what you need to have done
before next week’s class.

A quick summary of this term’s project.
With Steve Crocker: Mondays and Wednesdays ANI09207 Industry Exercises 2

For this project we will be building on your existing animation and
compositing skills. You will be introduced to Maya Matchmove camera
techniques, lighting, advanced UV editing and modelling and have
opportunities to improve your rigging and animation skills. To make it all
manageable you will first be introduced to project management and tracking

You will be working to create a short sequence mixing live action with
Maya derived animation or props and buildings.

There are two aims for this project: first to enable you to plan and
execute a project in a productive manner, thus enabling you to make the
most of the time constraints on this and all future projects. The second
is to improve your 3D or 2D animation and or modelling skills and enable
you to show those skills off in an engaging and entertaining way.

In order to achieve the above you must choose a short clip from a film and
composite in your own animated character, props or buildings. Perhaps you
feel that Four Weddings and A Funeral would have been better if there had
been more gorillas in it. Or that Titanic would have been better with
giant sea monsters. This is your chance to put things right. The clip you
use must, when composited, show at least 30 seconds of your own work. Do
not choose any animated films as you will have to match or better the
existing characters in the film. I can guarantee that the animators
working on that film would have had a lot more time than you have for this
project. So keep your choice to a live action film.

For next week!

Next week you will present a proposal for your project to a small group
and negotiate your final brief with me. .

So to be ready for next week’s class you must write your own version of
the brief, working within the parameters covered in the introduction
above, and prepare for next week’s peer presentation by choosing a short
video clip and making a story board. Plus write an explanation of the
choices you have made for your project and how it will help to develop
your software and animation skills.

Thanks, Steve.

So I'll be having a little ponder over which particular clip I think would be best to add to, and how I will accomplish this successfully.

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