Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiday Fun with Via Rail


Well, last weekend was full of excitement and adventure. An enormous blizzard makes commuting 250 kilometers much more interesting. Apparently cold makes trains stop working. With a 5 hour delay at Union Station I figured I might as well make the most out of my time and draw all the happy, joyous people that were so enthused with Via Rail's preparedness for December snow. Maybe I'll colour it someday.

Also, to celebrate the holidays (and 1000 hits on my blog [I guess that means I'm not the only one who's looked at it]) here is my final project for our 'beloved' art history class. My buddy Nathan (link at the right) and I made a leica reel movie trailer for a film about Michelangelo and the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It's very rough around the edges and the voices are far from perfect, but considering short film leica reels normally take 4 months to complete, and this was done from scratch in 4 days, it'll have to suffice. Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Expression Change Animation

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This was the final assignment of the semester: the Expression Change. Basically we had to show thought by depicting a series of at least three expressions. I learned something from this. From now on, I'm going to make my animations shorter. I always make them too long and as a result they end up with rushed inbetweens, unfinished drawings, and I think it would be better if they were shorter and a lot more refined. So that's what I'm going to do from now on. Of course, I said that last time too....