Category Archive: USC MFA

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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:

 

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Interstitial updates

Interstitial updates

 

CTAN555 Update

CTAN555 Update

motion test v1 from Cecilia Fletcher on Vimeo.

 

CTAN 555 updates

CTAN 555 updates

 

Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo

coming back to these has been so refreshing.

 

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

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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 ...