Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Sunny Suffolk, Chickens and Film Festivals

Im now on my third week back at home, after a month or two of sending off 8:15 to festivals and job hunting to no success in sunderland.. and its been a welcome (if not at points slow) break. i've had a bit of luck with getting the film out there, so far im confirming Exposures 2009 and ive been accepted into Cambridge International Film Festival, which includes a sit down and Q and A with the director (?).

Actually have no idea about that, sounds rather odd. beyond telling them the programs i used i have quite alot of trouble putting into words the ideas which went into it. when faced with a tough question, i may start taking my clothes off to distract them away from it. Im not a deep thinker, and i try not to read into things too much. So i guess we'll see really.. if anyone wants to come ill let them know when the dates are announced.

Ive been doing a bit of design work for Kiss FM, working on some logo design in 3D, which has been interesting. Opening up and starting to experiment in Maya again always hurts at first but gets easier as the days pass i feel. the UV work ive been doing on Emmanuel has grinded to a halt because of the Kiss thing, but it had dissolved into me continually listening to Harry Potter audiobooks to get me through it. not that i didnt enjoy it, there was something very soothing about the whole thing, like a stressball or something.

E4 have a stings competition which i plan to enter, and ive just finalised my idea, and started working on the characters/design. the idea is a sort of Godzilla type thing, monster destroys city, people are scared of monster, monster flattened by giant e4. reletively simple, so im building on it with some cool design, make it stand out.

Finally the fellowship... we got it. 6 months, and Kumo becomes a reality. im really looking forward to getting started!

Plenty of chickens at our house. i like chickens. also my parents have expressed interest at getting a horse. Home life has officially become 'the Good Life'...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Why i Should have gone to E3...

... because i like games alot. maybe i could have beaten a trailer for zelda out nintendo. It was great having a week full of content to watch on gametrailers and joystiq, but now its over i feel empty, like when you open your last xmas present and realise theres none left.

oh well... theres always next year!


I haven't done a blog since i was travelling.. and that one didn't last very long. so three years of BA degree education later, I'm going to have another go. Monday marks the end of the hardest period of work Ive ever done, and putting a lovely big french 'Fin' credit on the end of an animation that was 1 year in the making... well i say one year.. i started putting ideas into the story and designing characters around about this time last year.. feels strange how the time has flown.

now '8.15' is finished i actually donut know what to do with myself. i cant even rub my head against a wall, or sit on the loo and read charlie brooker (the only way to spend time on the loo). A genuine sense of loss of purpose has fallen over me, after months and months of sitting at this same laptop, crippling my hand by scrutinising each of the 8300 frames of the animation (guesstimate)

only menial boring so very mega boring sketchbook odds and sods are left, and then i finish education. forever. goodbye protective blanket known as university, hello unemployment and credit crunch. i guess its time to start planning another animation....well. heres a few images from the last one.