the video

December 2, 2008

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a matter of facts….

November 26, 2008

In my initial proposal I proposed that the video would include educational facts about the environment. These facts were intended to act as a call to action for the viewers, or suggestions on how to live more environmentally consciously. After animating the video with the facts and without, I have come to realize that the message and punch of the project is stronger without the facts. The message itself is a fact, and sometimes “less is more” (as Mies indicated).

In case you are still interested in knowing ‘the facts’, below is a link to a site I was referencing.
Click here to be re-directed to: One Million Acts of Green

a smoother strut

November 24, 2008

I have re-worked this walk cycle. The monster doesn’t have a strange awkward limp anymore. This will help transition from one shot to another. See below.

November 24, 2008

The video is progressing along, at a slower pace than predicted, but this is due to all the deadlines in my other classes. I have finished plotting the earth’s movements through the machine, and am currently working on animating the machine elements to compliment the earth. The monsters are finally all done. You can see one below.

the machine

November 6, 2008

Here is an image of the machine in all its photoshop layers.

Animating the earth moving through the machine, is proving to be a challenge. I should have a new video posted by Tuesday.the refined machine

video progress

October 30, 2008

This week I have been busy working on animating my characters. I have completed a walk cycle for ‘the monster of humanity’ (see clip posted below). I am still working on animating ‘the machine’ and incorporating the typography.

Check back next week for a more refined peek at the video.

are you mocking me?

October 23, 2008

Here are some images of the ‘mock’ products that would theoretically be available, were this a real advertising campaign.

The products include graphic t-shirts, and hoodies featuring characters from the campaign.

layout.

October 20, 2008

Here it is! the finalized characters… in a finalized layout.

The mock products will follow later this week.

I am quite satisfied with my progress for this project, I have met all the proposed deadlines so far, and I am excited to start animating these monsters and machines!

the storyboard.

October 17, 2008

Here is a storyboard of the animation:

The characters are being finalized! finally! Layout has been added as the header.

the machine.

October 16, 2008

I have been procrastinating posting this image, because I wanted ‘the machine’s’ full form to be revealed at a climatic moment in the video…. I am putting those thoughts aside though, as I need to keep posting my progress!!
So here…. (drum roll) is the long awaited machine!

It is still in the preliminary stage… I need to make it much more sexually ambiguous and add some more depth with color and shading.