Friday, November 30, 2012

PPG Z - 30sec TV Spot

In my motion graphics class (Spring 2012) we had to do a 30sec TV Spot for any tv channel we wanted (this wasn't official work of course...but it was fun!!). I chose to do a spot for Cartoon Network - featuring the show PowerPuff Girls Z (which has not aired in the USA...yet haha).

It's kinda campy and crazy but whatever! This is actually a revised version, because the original was done early in the semester before I knew what I was doing haha.

Geisha Titles

Hey All,
I'm not sure if I actually posted correct me if I'm wrong D:

In my Motion Graphics class (spring 2012), we had to do either opening or closing movie credits. I picked Memoirs of a Geisha (closing credits). All of the credits appear in the same order as the movie. All of the images were found via Google and the music is from the Soundtrack. The movie clip at the end is from the trailer. (I dun own ANY of it!)

Done in After Effects

Insight Bank - Progress

Hey All, I just realized that I never posted the PROGRESS vids of the Insight Bank work.
You can see the FINISHED version here: CLICK ME!

My thesis class had the opportunity to work with Insight Bank (A local bank here in the Columbus, OH area). They hired us to make some animations/infographics that could be shown throughout their new building in Worthington :D It was a super exciting opportunity. We all pitched ideas, mine was this - a simple filler to go between animation that showed off their logo. This is the animatic (DRAFT 1). The CEO liked it and we moved forward on production! Created in After Effects:

After getting the okay on the animatic (draft 1) we moved ahead in production.
Directed by Jessica Miera and Patrick Danber
3D work by Vincent Tjandra & Patrick Danber
2D work by Nelson Givens

More progress on the Insight Bank animated Logo Filler. All that's left after this is doing some final tweaks to the background, fixing some timing issues, and changing the color of the "we get it" to match with their branding.

Directed by Jessica Miera & Patrick Danber
3D work by Vincent Tjandra & Patrick Danber
2D work by Nelson Givens
Background made by Ross Holbrook

This was another one of the projects we are doing for Insight Bank (A local bank here in the Columbus, OH area). This piece is focusing on how the bank is involved in with the community.

The concept is by John Chiriac.

This is our 2nd pass at the layout for the piece after John's initial presentation. The text is just something we put in for the meantime since we didn't have our official/approved text from the bank yet :)
As you can also see, the pacing on this version is also not perfect. It was more of just a visual for all of us on the team so we knew what this baby was gonna look like.

Directed by John Chiriac
Co-Directed by Jessica Miera & Patrick Danber
This animatic was made in Adobe After Effects by Jessica Miera

This was our 3rd pass at the animatic for John's piece with Insight Bank. The CEO really wanted us to add in a few more specific things related to their bank and their involvement with the community. We came in with some text (which has been approved) and revised the layout boards with more scenes (the pacing still isn't perfect though...this version was a little rushed because of the short notice I'm afraid).

With this revised animatic, we'd gone ahead and started working on the actual animations and structure models (they're quite lovely).

Directed by John Chiriac
Co-Directed by Jessica Miera & Patrick Danber
Animatic made in Adobe After Effects by Jessica Miera, Abby Hellstrom, and Nelson Givens.

After all of this we were able to compile these two pieces together (along with a couple more) and get the finished product! You can view it via the link at the top of this post! :D

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Revamping (but without vampires)

Hey Everyone,

I've been thinking about it and I'm pretty sure that I have decided to revamp the blog.
Right now, it's sort of the combination of all my work...but I'm thinking of separating it into three different categories. They are as follows:

This blog will be all about the artwork. Drawings, paintings, illustrations and ALL MY CHARACTER WORK. Projects I'm working on that such as Avirs and Rise of the Scion will have their progress posted in this blog. In other words, anything that requires any sort of drawing via hand or computer will go over here. This includes animation work! (EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF STORYBOARDS - note below)

This blog will have everything to do with my photography work (which is only done on the side - and not very often) and all of my film/video work. This is what I focused on in college and what I'm currently doing as a professional (I'm an assistant editor at Hotbed Media, LLC). SO - this blog will include embedded files and/or links to video/film projects I'm working on and will not include any artwork (EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF STORYBOARDS - note below).

Because storyboards are obviously both used in film and animation....they will be separated accordingly. Any storyboards that have to do with animation (such as storyboards for any animated piece I help with - like the Insight Bank project or projects like Aviris or Rise of the Scion) will go in the ART blog. Any storyboards done for my film/video work (such as those for Moments That Matter and Sink Like Stones) will go in the FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY blog. This is to insure that they storyboards can go with the projects they're meant for and so that someone doesn't have to jump back and forth to see the storyboards from one project on one blog then jump to another blog to see the final version :)

It just so happens that I partake in some other work outside of the painting, drawing, and film. I also like to make some crafty things - mainly keychain charms and homemade books! I don't make them very often, so this corner of the internet may not be VERY active...but every once in a while I'm sure it will have a burst of growth :) Nearly everything on this particular blog will also be for SALE for any that are interested!

So keep an eye out and be patient with me as I move everything around dolls <3
And as always, thanks for the time it's taken you to read all of this and look at the blog and/or leave comments - it means a lot to me!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Scion Progress - T Poses

I've been working on the T-Poses for Johnny and Lucas. I think that Johnny's is pretty close to being solidified - it will just be adding on her hair, clothes, accessories now :) I can't wait to see her modeled in the future!

This version of Lucas' T-Pose is just a rough. We originally had a rough turnaround where his arms were down, but our modeler's want him in a traditional T-Pose (like all of the characters) so now we're doing THAT version haha. Hopefully his turnaround will be on par with Johnny's soon though :D

Johnny & Lucas are (c) Animation Hero

Before I could work on the T-poses, I was having a bit of artblock...and so I just decided to do some minor sketching. It turned into a guy with the moon behind him and then a very basic coloring of Anon haha

All of these pieces were done in FireAlpaca :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Johnny Turnaround - lines

I've been working on a turnaround for Johnny :)
It took a long time, and quite a few revisions (which I've shown here) but I think I've finally got her body lines down (though I think her braid still needs some work). After I get that hair figured out though, I'll be putting on the clothing layers - which includes the fabled gravity gauntlet! Let me know what you think!

Done in FireAlpaca