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Lights, Camera, Action: The Merging Languages of Animated and Live Action Cinema within an Active Database

Lights, Camera, Action: The Merging Languages of Animated and Live Action Cinema within an Active Database

Try out this for a media journey -- here is a list of films and techniques I cite within my thesis paper ... can you ...

 

peekaboo status update!

peekaboo status update!

check out this prezi of my thesis presentation....obviously there are words that go with the visuals, but please enjoy! .prezi-player { width: 550px; } .prezi-player-links { ...

 

reference imagery from florida

reference imagery from florida

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character redesign

character redesign

 

2D assets

2D assets

 

and another thing!

and another thing!

Peekaboo is coming along nicely -- working on a lot of lipsync -- but Thesis was interrupted these past 2 weeks by another project. Details ...

 

water references

water references

Studying various depictions of water in animations for the final sequence of my current project, Peekaboo. Richard Williams' Commercial reels -- variety of handdrawn techniques ...

 

new renders….

new renders….

 

style revisions to peekaboo!

style revisions to peekaboo!

Updating the style and editing of Peekaboo's commercial segment!

 

2D integration

2D integration

integrations with 2D elements in style frames!

 

more frames for Peekaboo

more frames for Peekaboo

Updated renders!

 

returning

returning

while there have been no updates on cecimonster websites, lots of new work has been made! Progress has been steady to developing the look of Peekaboo, ...

 

test renders!

test renders!

Progress on my tracks. Two test renders (no rotoscope yet) Here's a basic installation diagram:

 

domesticating the human

domesticating the human

check out the audio above to explore human domestication via foxes.

 

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Advancements at Disney

Advancements at Disney

John Musker's lecture was lively, fascinating, and deeply genuine. His openness to reflect on past work and to discuss the administrative challenges of directing ...

 

visual development

visual development

UVmapping textures in Maya to translate visual style into 3D space. (village layout from 'Arrival' sequence): Original sketches:

 

Hydrurga leptonyx

Hydrurga leptonyx

Leopard seals--observing their form and motion for possible segment in thesis. Here are some reference images I'm using to inspire how my seals will move, ...

 

motion tracking!

motion tracking!

researched new locations to finalize shoot--starting to consider the elements of the comp itself. Tracking footage in Boujou, here are stills: Scouted my final outdoor location, set ...

 

building creative communities

building creative communities

David Silverman's lecture focused on the evolution of the Simpsons characters over time, and how the gradual refinement of character and design contributed to the ...

 

environmentally-aware animations

environmentally-aware animations

The experience of watching Raul Garcia's 'El Lince Perdido' last night led me to consider the animated films of my youth that utilized environmental awareness ...

 

technical inspirations

technical inspirations

Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage, Bastien Dubois Integrating drawn techniques into 3D space--creating the observer's eye. The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo. Compositing Breakdown (T&S) ...

 

feudal hierarchy

feudal hierarchy

 

Robert Breer

Robert Breer

 

Suzan Pitt

Suzan Pitt

Visually complex narratives that sink us into a surreal dollhouse vision of reality.

 

Bossa N O V A

Bossa N O V A

"In terms of harmonic structure, bossa nova has a great deal in common with jazz, in its sophisticated use of seventh and extended chords. The ...

 

Dark Passage

Dark Passage

One of the most successful attempts of first person narrative with the limitations of the physical handheld camera. Composition and strength of narrative drives the camera.

 

human behaviors!

human behaviors!

ARD / ZDF CAVEMAN from Santiposper on Vimeo. "An interesting bodily reflection of humans’ shared intentionality is the sclera, or whites, of the eyes. All 200 ...

 

spaaaace!

spaaaace!

 

Interstitial updates

Interstitial updates

 

CTAN555 Update

CTAN555 Update

motion test v1 from Cecilia Fletcher on Vimeo.

 

CTAN 555 updates

CTAN 555 updates

 

Satiemania!

Satiemania!

Zdenko Gasparovic (1978)

 

Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo

coming back to these has been so refreshing.

 

matchboxes

matchboxes

 

Stephen Frykholm

Stephen Frykholm

Taking refuge in flat graphic close ups and an American picnic.... via

 

maya technical research

maya technical research

 

style frames

style frames

Style frames for CTAN 555. Dealing with a subjective perspective towards one's home and the history of the "American house" as an economic force in ...

 

Mcmansions!

Mcmansions!

The size of the average American house rose from about 1,500 square feet in 1970 to more than 2,300 square feet in 2001, with a ...

 

Bozetto!

Bozetto!

 

diagramatics

diagramatics

.gallery { margin: auto; } .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 25%; } .gallery img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } Images from this incredible site

 

thumbnails!

thumbnails!

Thumbnails of the 1st POV project.

 

555 Project Proposal

555 Project Proposal

SUMMARY The project will be built around the first person perspective of a man searching for a ringing telephone in a house by the sea. His ...

 

wallpaper tests

wallpaper tests

Wallpaper design tests for 1st Person.

 

style references for “1st Person”

style references for “1st Person”

The Stain (The corruption of an interior is conveyed with many stylistic techniques) La Joie De Vivre (Loose fluid forms superimposed on rigid industrial spaces) The ...

 

First Person POV Films

First Person POV Films

The Tell-Tale Heart, UPA Lily Allen's "F*ck You" (explicit) Embedding has been disabled--please follow this link to view. Prodigy, Smack my b*tch up (warning--explicit) Hermitage Museum, Russian Ark Osamu Tezuka, ...

 

reference films for editing

reference films for editing

Dziga Vertov Man with a Movie Camera (Editing is utilized as a futurist gesture) Jean Vigo's A Propos de Nice (Juxtaposition of shots creates social critique) Maya ...

 

santiago alvarez

santiago alvarez

Interested in the formal aspects of the director's editing. Beautiful, experimental depictions of strife. Now!,  1965 79 Primaveras, 1969 Never mind content-watch for the last sequence!

 

guess who’s coming to dinner?

guess who’s coming to dinner?

One of science's most puzzling mysteries - the disappearance of the Neanderthals - may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil ...

 

la joie de vivre

la joie de vivre

By Anthony Gross and Hector Hoppin.

 

research on evolution and dreams

research on evolution and dreams

Threat Simulation Theory Originally proposed by Finnish neuroscientist Antti Revonsuo, this clever evolutionary theory holds that dreaming serves a biologically adaptive function because it allowed our ...

 

from errol morris

from errol morris

ERROL MORRIS: Why do 40 or 50 years have to go by before a country can even look at its past? ROBERT-JAN VAN PELT: Only the ...

 

ice age evolution

ice age evolution

"While neurological memory is a process of internally representing an experienced reality, over the course of hominid biocultural evolution two new media of representation developed ...

 

lapiths and centaurs

lapiths and centaurs

 

art deco silver

art deco silver

 

Lundeberg

Lundeberg

Los Angeles surrealist much closer to de Chirico.

 

the human animal

the human animal

"By the late twentieth century in United States scientific culture, the boundary between human and animal is thoroughly breached. The last beachheads of uniqueness have ...

 

notes on giambattista vico

notes on giambattista vico

"In the course of his reading Vico encountered his first master, the Greek philosopher Plato. A critical spirit quickly intervened, and he turned to Tacitus, ...

 

Lester Beall

Lester Beall

 

vito acconci interviews…

vito acconci interviews…

 

maya deren

maya deren

Marina Warner on Maya Deren for the Tate.

 

lighting inspiration

lighting inspiration

 

kay neilson

kay neilson

 

fun designs

fun designs

 

a matter of etiquette

a matter of etiquette

Francois Mitterand organized his last supper to be a series of courses. as told on NPR. And described in a film on the former French ...

 

domestic space

domestic space

 

hockney

hockney

 

a matter of etiquette

a matter of etiquette

 

victorian

victorian

 

early 20th century photos

early 20th century photos

 

scifi / suburbtopia

scifi / suburbtopia

 

hollywood!

hollywood!

 

print/illustration

print/illustration

 

art deco print

art deco print

 

art deco objects

art deco objects

 

medieval patterns

medieval patterns

 

hokusai

hokusai

 

medieval

medieval

 

impressions

impressions

 

renaissance

renaissance