Thursday, October 13, 2011

5th Week - Oct 13th

Phew ! So it's my 5th week here at CalArts & California ! Things are going pretty well ! It's autumn here and it's starting to get chilly. Classes are awesome as usual and workload's gotten heavier, but I like where this is heading to !! I got a lot of help from my instructors,classmates and upperclassmen over here and it's amazing how much I've gotten out of their advice !

There are a lot of assignments over here that I've worked on which I really like and I'm proud of ! But when I showed them to some people for critique, I noticed how much more I could've improved them ! It's gonna be a long road, but I know I'm gonna get better and better !

Some of the upperclassmen that I made friends with introduced me to David Pimentel last week, who was a guest lecturer in their story class! It was AWESOME ! It just didn't occur to me that I would've the chance to see David Pimentel in person, not to mention talking to him ! I've been following his blog for quite some time and I've read about him and seen some of his works in Walt Stanchfield's Drawn to life ! If you don't know who David Pimentel is, check out his blog cuz I promise you'll be blown away by his work. Here's the link to his blog http://drawingsfromamexican.blogspot.com/ And oh, he's really nice too !!! Friendly guy !

CalArts invited Nathan Stanton, John Musker & James Baxter to CalArts over the last 4 weeks ! It was superb ! They were all so down to earth and I even got the chance to speak to John Musker ! I remember how I used to watch "The Little Mermaid" over and over again when I was a kid, and it still doesn't get any older now, it's just plain awesome. It remains to be my favorite Disney animated film.

Anyway, here are some of the assignments that I did so far which I really like !

Character Design

Goal: To design a Bacchus.
So I came up with with a few designs !!







Story

Goal : To come up with 4 characters and give them personalities, then put them all in a movie-like scene and make them interact with each other.
I had lots of fun with this assignment ! It was fun thinking of how they'd look like and all, and then in the end putting them in a scene. It really made me think a lot on how to design them and place them next to each other and how would they react to one another based on who they are and what they're doing ! I learned so much from this assignment ! My brain had to work so hard for this, but that's where all the fun came from !





So yeah, that's all for today ! More updates to come ! :)

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