Thursday, 22 November 2012

Website update!

Hey people, I have just finished updating my website. I have added a lot more work, including a personal arts section. Go there if you want to see any photography that I have been doing recently. Click here to see it!

Next on the job list, some fancy business cards and CDs.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

My current showreel

As the real job hunt begins, I thought it would be a good idea to get my show-reel done and dusted! About time! I've really enjoyed going back over the years, some great nostalgia was kicked up. Anyway, here is the finished product.

After a few edits I think that this is the strongest one. As I have learnt from talking to friends and listening to all of the guest tutors that I have met, the key to get the viewers’ attention is simple. The reel is not as much of a big deal to them as it is to you, I believe that it is easy to flick through someone else’s work when you do not feel a great deal of interest in it. Thus putting your best work at the beginning and reminding them who you are at the end is a sound idea!

I thought it would be nice for comparison to upload the first edit too.

As you can see, I have added and deleted some shots, cut down and rearranged it all. One of my favourite parts of this little project was going over some first year work. My last project in my first year was 'The Life Cycle of a Mycena Mushroom', I opened it all up again and applied what I have learnt since then to try and make it a little more presentable.

Here is the original mushroom video.

Portal: An Environment Project.

This is an idea that I was ready to take up after finishing university, I really want to create something different and yet beautiful in 3D. With no investment in a graphics tablet, I thought it would be a good idea to source an inspiration from another artist.

I stumbled across this picture while browsing Deviantart. I really like the play on perspective inside this image; it’s also an interesting and captivating composition, but what I really like this image for is its challenge for a 3d transcription.

The artist Thomaswievegg seems to be a talented and experimental illustrator. Although this is not one of his best works it is still quite impressive, it has atmosphere and a lovely fantasy interpretation.

This is the block out, lighting and camera set up. I cannot quite match the image but I think that is bound to happen, as the image may not be correct in its perspective.

Hello again!

I’m back after a lengthy break! I will be using this space to blog any projects I’m working on and any, I am also taking photography a little more serious, so I will be sharing that kind of stuff here too.