Monday, November 17, 2008

Intro to Film Documentary.

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This is my Intro to Film Documentary, directed by Nick and I. It's about the Twin Cities Paranormal Society's investigation of The Soap Factory. We had a great time filming it and the people were way nice to work with. Here are a couple of process shots to go along. (Please pardon the cellphone quality of the shots)





Thursday, October 16, 2008

Man, I'm hungry.

Me and copartner Ben worked all night, last night, on our Nelly project. I'm sure I will post more about this Nelly project in the future, but as of right now I cannot because I don't know if I'm allowed. Anyway, now I'm at work and I'm real hungry and sleepy and here's what I wanna eat. I just felt I should share this with everyone since it sounds very tasty. I'll probably get some after class tonight.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Soon To Be Back In Action.

Soon I will be back in action and the blog posts will flow. Trust me.

Love,
Sam

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thanks Sara.

Sara showed me this, this morning. Its really neat. Stare at the dot in the middle of the image for like 30 seconds and scroll over it, then the black and white image will become color. Go ahead, try it.

http://effbot.org/zone/ponies.htm

http://www.johnsadowski.com/big_spanish_castle.php


Here's a tutorial on how it's done.

http://www.johnsadowski.com/color_illusion_tutorial.html

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wahoo for data back-up.

http://pioneer.jp/press/release193.html
Pioneer has successfully created a 400gb blu-ray disk. Its 16 layers instead of the standard retail 2. You're probably thinking, "So what, who cares?" Well, if you own a computer and back-up your data, you care. If these babies hit retail one disk can back up all your shit instead of the DVD equivalent of roughly 85. One disk instead of 85! Wouldn't that be handy? Let's hope everything goes well and we see these very soon.

Friday, May 30, 2008

This is awesome!

An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has been photographed recently. From the photo shown it looks as if they are trying to shoot down the helicopter with bows and arrows. That's sorta adorable and funny.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc;_ylt=Anmsq3OBc_zNW0eZSGLKPIwDW7oF

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Maya.






Here is the character I created, modeled, and rigged for last semesters 3D Animation class. It was made in Maya.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Here ya go.

I thought you might like this.
I found I liked this.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Stop Motion Final.

Last night I took it upon myself to start my stop motion final which should have been started a long long time ago. I've been procrastinating big time on this one and I haven't been sure if I am actually going to be able to get it done because based on what Owen's dad said about his project and the fact that Owen has more done than me, things aren't looking so hot. Last night proved to be a good night for stop motion though and i turned out something pretty neat. I think the way this turned out might hint towards my project getting finished and not lookin too shabby.

This is my first shot for my final. It's not the first shot in the order of shots just the first shot piece of animation. It was done using cardboard cut out puppets to make shadows on a piece of tracing paper with a light behind it. My story involves a monster that causes problems and gets a tooth ache resulting in him blacking out and waking up at the dentist then he becomes a good monster after the great dental work. This is the dentist scene after he blacks out. Its supposed to have a somewhat dreamlike/not all there, feeling to it.

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I apologize for how poorly written the slop above is. I am feeling sorta lazy I guess.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Furniture Sculpture.

First Off, Thanks Kari for showing me these three amazing articles.

Flying Man Machine

Mammoth Clones

Penguins

Now,

I apologize because it's been a while since my last post. Things have been very busy in my neck of the woods and are only about to get much busier, as we get closer and closer to the end of the semester. Here are some things I have to get done for my furniture sculpture class before semesters end.

This my bronze sculpture that was shown before in wax form. It has finally been cast in $127 of bronze and needs to be cleaned and prepped for completion. The white stuff all over it is the remains of the porcelain like shell that was made around the wax. After the shell was made around the wax, I fired the shell which burned out the wax and left the empty shell with every detail of my wax sculpture. Then it was put into a kiln to make it even harder and turn it into the porcelain-like shell that I poured molten bronze into. After it cooled I broke the shell away with a hammer, which brings us to what we are seeing here. I also got to wear a funny suit that looked just like the one below.






Next up is my current final project for furniture sculpture. The project was to make a functional piece of furniture using an Ikea aesthetic. I was originally gonna make some crazy car horn key board thing, but after going to Ikea with my friend Justin I was talked into making a bed. The whole bed idea seemed to make more sense than the crazy car horn machine, as far as fitting the assignment. So after picking out some bed designs I enjoyed, I came up with my design and proceeded to model it in Maya to get a feel for what I was in for. Here are some images of the model. It's a pretty ambitious project and my teacher tried to shy me away from it, but I figured I'd better give it a try. I'll let you know how it turns out.



Friday, March 21, 2008

Scallopsssssss



I had no idea this happened, and I'm glad it does because it's amazing.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Stopmotion.

Here's some more stopmotion. This is my ball test, which is the first animation assignment we had for class. The assignment was to make a ball roll in a couple different ways then do whatever you wanted. I was fairly pleased with mine.
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Monster Post!

This is my Monster Post, where I'm going to be posting about a great deal of things all at once.


This first thing I am going to mention is this. My good friend Kate Farstad has recently been featured on http://www.fecalface.com two days in a row for Photo of the Day. That's pretty much awesome and I'm way happy for her. I figured this was a worthy achievement and I featured her here as well. Check her out. Grats Kate.

My next line of business is this image that I love. I felt it would be a good idea to share it with the rest of the world, since it brings me so much joy. It was done by Lou Romano, who is basically my favorite artist on blogger right now. Thanks to Mr. Romano for keeping me happy.



Now I would like to share with you something I've made recently. This is a practice piece from my stop motion class. The objective in this assignment was to convey 3 emotional changes using our sculpted heads.


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A special thanks to Justin for rekindling the fire that burns beneath the Tech Deck temple. Here are the two new boards I bought last night. Pretty killer. I had no idea they made old school boards. Playing with Tech Decks makes me feel like a little kid again. It's great.



I recently scored a coupla sweet books over the past month or so. I'm a sucker for sweet books. This first ones pretty small and has this amazing wood look to it. I might make it into a sketchbook eventually, who knows. Someone should pay me to make it into a sketchbook for them. That would be grand.

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I scored this next book at savers, which was pretty exciting seeing as how its my favorite shape and color. Its a pretty large book with some really nice large images in it. This one will never be made into a sketchbook. It's way too nice for that mistreatment.

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The last book is my pride and joy. It's absolutely the most beautiful book I own. I stumbled upon this beauty in the MCAD library and after admiring it for a while, I finally decided to go hunting for my own. I was willing to pay at least $50 for this book and did not think that I would actually find one, but a little looking proved to be the best decision I have made in a while. I ended up finding the book for sale at http://www.powells.com/ for $6. Yes, six dollars! I was like, "Whoa! What the fuck? Why is this so cheap??!?! I can't go wrong with this one!" Seriously I couldn't go wrong. The book could be in the worst condition, but who cares? It's 6 bucks. The site said it was in "standard" condition, so I bought it. It came shortly after my purchase and I was a very jolly boy. The book turned out to be in pristine condition. I was amazed. $6 for the book of my dreams, in pristine condition. It was like my birthday. A hand written card came with the book that talked about how if this book were in production today it would cost around $450 and that any similar books in perfect condition would be under lock and key. Both the book and the hand written card had price tags that read $250. I would say that I got a steal of a deal on this one.

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The last section of this Monster Post is something from a folder I have called, "0SamsStuffHeLikes". This folder houses random images I find and enjoy. I'm not really sure where I get them but they sure are great. (My apologies to the actual owners of these images. I am sorry that I am not able to credit them properly. If the need for credit is due on something tell me and I'll fix it.)

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Thank You For Your Time
Sam

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Finally!




Finally, some time to post something new I'm working on. This is the first step in the process of a bronze sculpture I am making for class. It is the wax version of my sculpture, made so I can make a mold of it to cast bronze into.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I've been very busy this past week and have not had time to post. I'm Sorry. More things are soon to come. Don't Worry.

Love,
Sam

Monday, February 25, 2008

Plasticine Sam!






Instead of working on my stop motion assignment last night I procrastinated making this.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Target!







I went to Target today (well more like Targets) to buy a new camera and every store i went to was out of the cameras i chose to buy. Sorta disappointing, but they did have a lot of sweet stuff. So instead of getting a camera, I bought a sheep.
Here's what I liked: Sweet Rocket Ship illustration on a wooden Yo Yo; Killer, Animals shaped using their names; and The Most Adorable Cutest Fattest Sheep in the world (which i bought for mah sweetie) I named him Roger.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Strange Similarities


I made this Octopus Sam the day before I found out about the new species found in Antarctica. I was looking through the pictures and the octopus they found looks strikingly similar to the picture I drew.