Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bombay Sapphire

When looking at Saddington and Baynes i found this concept/animation of the Bombay Sapphire bottle. After our last project of the first year it is good to see that the standard I managed to achieve with my final pieces is close to the professional standard of concept ideas used in the production world. Looking at this bottle shows what a little more time and effort in this field could produce and where it could therefore lead my studies. Seeing similarities like these excites me when thinking of the future and what I'm heading towards.

S&B's Bombay Sapphire Concept:

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My Burton Flask Concept:

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Lost and Found

I found this piece while looking for inspiration and techniques to use while creating my next short "abandoned" piece. I plan to do this in first person as i have found the location in which to film and the ideas kept popping up in my head. I found myself laying in the fields trying to get the camera angles i wanted even without the camera by my side. Probably best i was in a field in the middle of nowhere. I'll keep you posted on how that's going.

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This piece is directed by Neil Stubbings at Le Mob studio and really stood out to me. I think the animation of the first person movement is brilliant especially combining it with the blurry waking moments camera work. I haven't seen anything like this before.The sounds, designed by Gregor Rosenberger, creates the humourous quality in the piece and emphasises the observers movements and characteristics of the pink alien. This, like Zapping below, combines 3D and 2D animation beautifly. These are the techniques i would like to be able to develop in my future pieces.

Lost and Found also won the 2008 Onedotzero_ch audience award in switzerland after its showing at the award serimony.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Zapping

I found this short film a short while back and it really stood out to me. I really like the animation work in the piece with the combination of 3D and 2D imagery used. I also love the emphasis created by the sounds used in conjuction with the visuals. I think the character taken from the logo is well animated and interesting. The audience want to find out what is going to happen to him. One of the reasons i like this so much is because it reminds me of simalar pieces created by Pixar.

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This piece was created by the small team of Ikso studio. Ikso studio is only made of four members but they found that they worked well together and decided to branch out after their last employers weren't aiming as high as the group wanted. This is my favourite piece they have created.