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.