Tuesday, May 26, 2009

There's an App For That - FINAL

Our final submission of the iPhone commercial for VSFX 210, which has been accepted for the Spring 2009 SCAD Visual Effects Quarterlies Showcase, held on Wednesday, May 27th at 8:00pm in Arnold Hall on Bull St. Come support us!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird from my VSFX 210 class.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

There's An App For That

First submission of our completed iPhone commercial. We will have the last 2 weeks of the quarter to fix and perfect it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Electromagnetic iPhone App - Update

Here is a pretty still from the animation. Looks like it's going to be awesome! Right now it's rendering on the RenderFarm at Monty, and I am monitoring it from my room. It's taking about 9 minutes to render each frame, and with about 300 frames... well, its going to take a while. Hopefully our priority on the farm goes up and it'll start rendering faster. Wish us luck!

iPhone Electromagnetic App

Here is a quick playblast to show you how the iPhone "There's an App for That" commercial spoof is going. I key framed this sequence last night because the dynamics were just not working properly. 

The timing is still off a bit, we will be fixing that today, and the entire project will be rendered and finished by Thursday at 2:00pm. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Day and a Dino Like No Other

I find myself sitting here, AC on full blast, cold compress on each shoulder, red, swollen feet suspended high enough to barely be comfortable, thinking about whether or not spending all day at the beach on Friday was worth the potential threat of terminal skin cancer. Splitting $350 of prize money with my three comrads might have improved the situation, but as my friend Sarah made blatantly clear, “We must have come in fourth.”, which clearly explains our lack of overall triumph in the competition. We assembled “Manly Stanley”, a self-assured, tango-dancing, prehistoric dinosaur. It was truly an experience. 

As you can see from our "Before" picture, we were all ready to go!

But we were a little wiped our afterwords....

Here we are with Stanley

Although we did not win the competition, we are all now the proud owners of undeniable, irreversable skin damage. Don't get me wrong, I had a spectacular time. I always have a spectacular time with Sarah, Courtney and Arielle

May our friend Stanley rest in peace. He now lives with the fishies, and lies at the bottom of the ocean. An ocean he always dreamed of returning to. See you in Heaven, little buddy. Save me a shady spot... and some SPF 45. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Always in Season" Concept

While I am temporary putting my SR-71 model in the background, I will be focusing the next few weeks on TWO major projecets. The first is a group project, and since I have a spectacular group, I have no doubt that it will turn out fabulously.

The second project is a bit more fun, and open. I am doing an iPod commercial for my color theory class. I plan on doing a sort of "always in season" type of deal with the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle. I'd like to use each color ipod to represent the 4 seasons. For instance, the orange iPod will represent Fall, etc. I'd also like to employ Maya dynamics for this project... because they are SO much fun, and awesome.

More to come.