Summary of Last 12 Blogs

By September 3, 2012Blog

Throughout the semester I published 12 blogs covering many aspects of the world of digital film and animation. Many of these videos were clips I personally enjoyed, also many doubled up as aids in assisting me in the development process for my own work. I covered many mediums from old school film shot on 70 mm film to intricate 3d animations.

3D Animations

 I really appreciate 3d animation; throughout my blogs I covered 3d animation quite a lot and always knew I would later on incorporate it into my major assignment.

One clip I looked at was “RUIN”, an animated short film set in a post-apocalyptic world created by Oddball Animation. I found the animation incredible, extremely realistic and overall visually pleasing.

VFX films

 I looked at many VFX based clips, one that stands out is “sight” A short futuristic film with a hint of horror by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo created for their graduation project. The short incorporates the concept of apps/ games and blends it together with futuristic eyeball implantable user interface. I found it very innovative.

Visually appealing

 Sure 3d animation and VFX are great but straight out old school film can be amazing as well. Many blogs throughout the semester have been posted primarily for their visual appeal. “Oh, the places you’ll go at burning man” standing out of the bunch because of its poetic nature and incredible landscapes.

Kinetic typography

 I only posted one clip relative to typography; “Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus “ is an info-graphic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. I first saw this on hungry beast and relished the whole clip. I think using these techniques is a great way to communicate to the audience and get a message across.

Slow Motion

 When I make enough money the first thing I will be doing is buying a phantom HD just so I can film slow motion.  But for now I can use my canon 550D and the incredible twixtor plugin in after effects, similarly to the “7D 1000fps” clip created using obviously enough a 7d and twixtor.

Overall I posted about a diverse selection of videos, all relating back to VFX somehow. I eventually chose to attempt to create an info-graphic as my major project.