This is the final booklet I handed in for my professional practice module… and there is also a tasty sneak peak on my future duties and wishes
I finally found my “Creative Writing” book written by W. S. Burroughs. It was in a closet O_O and I’m still wondering why it was there…
By the way, I hope I will write something soon, trying to use few of the creative procedures shown on the book
Something we should always keep in mind
“Focus on ideas instead of tools (technology). Anyone can learn to use the tools, but it is the thinkers who really impact the culture in important ways. In the end the tools don’t offer anything interesting.”
From: Secrets Shared – Keri Smith
Finally I received the first printed badges for my self promotion.
They are just a try, to check the quality and the colours, but I’m gonna print more of them soon!
The one with the running satyr is perfect, the other one, as I expected, has few troubles with the white line, but nothing that can’t be changed in 10 minutes with Illustrator.
And now, before I’m gonna post the picture I open the very first contest forthis blog, just to check if anyone will read it…
Comment this post or tweet me (check my twitter address on the sidebar), saying which badge you want, the first 20 people that will do it, will receive a free badge ^^ (of course I’m gonna contact you to ask your address).
Limitation: My Italian friends and my class mates are not eligible for this contest, because the will already receive a badge if they want it ^^
The deadline is the 31st of January!!!
C’mon, let me see that someone other than my friends and my family is reading this blog… PLEASE!!!
And now… the picture!
Here is the motion graphic sequence I animated for the Saint Project. The sound effects are still in progress
In the picture you can see my final business card (front and rear) and my promotional item (a badge). I designed them for my professional practice module, but I must admit that work again as a graphic designer has been amazing. I did not remember how much I love that job ^^
These are the Map and the Devil that I designed and animated for the introduction sequence of the film.
The following script is the third version of the Saint story, that has changed a lot during the different production stages. It is not the final one, because we found during the new animatic that we could cut and change again few things to improve the structure. On the left margin of every page there are little drawings made by me for Matthew, the storyboard artist, with few notes about what we needed to change or create in every scene.
When the Saint Production started, it wasn’t easy to explain to the group my vision of the story. I had few sketches and a very rough outline of the action, but it wasn’t enough. So I drawn a fast storyboard to show how the story was in my mind. Confronting the storyboard we are using now (based on the script version number 3) with this storyboard is really interesting because the story changed a lot, but few shots and composition are still the same.
At the moment my group and me are working really hard on The Saint Project, and I don’t like very much to double post the materials (posting the same articles on this blog and on the production one).
On the other hand it is a nonsense to not post anything about The Saint Project here. The best approach I found is to talk about this animated short without just copy and paste the posts talking about the production and what I’m finding interesting, hard or important to say about the director role.
To open this section, I think is a good idea to show the interesting evolution the characters had frum my first sketches to the final character design. I must admit that is amazing when you see something you can only image in your mind coming to life thanks to the skills of someone else. Just one last additionalnote, the final devil is magenta because we will add textures in After Effects using a color keying.
On the left you can see my original sketch, on the right the final character for the Saint, made by Katarzyna Prujszczyk.
Again, left my drawing, right from Katarzyna.
As usual, the orange devil was created by me and the magenta one is the final design.