Friday, December 27, 2013

Big Changes in Fall 2013

Well, the end of the Fall 2013 Semester came to a close last week, and I got to tell you, a lot happened this semester. The big change of the semester was that I changed majors from Animation/Illustration (A/I) to Radio-TV-Film (RVTF). I changed majors because I found out some things that affected my drawing ability that would cause me to not pass the portfolio review that I need to pass in order to take upper division animation courses. So this semester was a transition period that took me out of A/I and into RTVF!

I took an intro to visual development class, and I gotta say, I learned alot. We started out painting a pinecone traditionally and then painted a pinecone digitally which led into our final project which was two digital forest paintings.


Forest Painting 1-Digital

Forest Painting 2-Digital

I also took an Intro to 3D Animation course. We bounced balls and did character walks in that class using Maya, some 3D animation software. Here's a look at my final reel!

Being that this was the transition period, I also took a couple of RTVF classes, which are now requirements for my new major. The first class was an Intro to Production. The main project was to produce a four minute show. When we weren't producing, we were rotated in the different parts of the studio. Here's my Production!

Lastly, I took a film class called, The Art of Film. In this class, we learned the various techniques that film uses (i.e. sound, editing, storytelling techniques, etc.). Our last project was a group project where we had to create a one to three minute film without any edits. This is what our group came up with!

And that about sums up the Fall 2013 semester! Like I said I learned a ton of stuff and its kind of bittersweet now that it's over. But time to rest up and get ready for spring 2014. I'll try to post more next year. See you in 2014!