July 17, 2009

Film Length and Great Links

I've been finding so much great art and inspirational stuff recently, especially after discovering FFFFOUND! a "web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience!"

I've been thinking a lot about Pickled (my short film) recently. I've got some fairly solid ideas on character designs and the pacing/what is to be included in the story. I'm pretty frustrated because I know it's long... Maybe 5 mins, something like that, and that is a lot of work... I don't mind work but I do want to have a finished polished film and I know there is still so much to discover about filmmaking and animation for me. Is it best to go for a big project and maybe do a lot of struggling and learning, or something smaller and learn the ropes but manage to feel ok about the project to the end? I have a hard time writing 1-2 minute ideas, I find it pretty tricky to come up with ideas that I like that are so short.

I've been pretty mad busy recently. Still really getting a hang of Total Drama the Musical, I'm doing a music video for my brother Dan and in a couple of weeks I'm moving. So there has been a lot of packing and cleaning and furniture shopping. I want my new sofa!! The one we have now Steve found in the basement of the apartment we shared during college.

I actually have got out to life drawing three times in the past month, I wish I could go more often but with the two freelance projects and moving, it will have to wait. I packed up the 'ol scanner (my baby) so scanning images isn't even possible right now.

Some great links:

T. Hee Design Instructions
from: http://the-plausible-impossible.blogspot.com
The Plausible Impossible blog

Pixar animator shares: Video: Al Hirschfeld Drawing
from: http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com
Mike Lynch Cartoons

The Daily Figure

Kitsune Noir
- Design Blog

Polite Winter

Sculptures by Erwin Wurm
from: Think or Thwim Blog

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