Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life – A Review in Comic Form

Hey everyone!

In my Graphic Novels course, I was asked to create a review of a comic of my choice and portray it in a visual comic. I decided to review Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the first volume of the six comic series: Scott Pilgrim.

In my review, I decided to use different parts of the comic within my review to help illustrate my points as well as draw me, the narrator, to discuss my points.

So, here is my review in comic form!

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Silence of the Lambs – Title Sequence

Hey Everyone!

This week is my final week of the first duration of summer school and I’m quite exhausted!
6 weeks really goes by so fast it’s unbelievable…

In my Graphic Narrative, Animation, and Motion, our final assignment was… you guessed it… a Title Sequence!

With this being my 3rd title sequence project at OCAD, I wanted to create something with more depth and raw footage. Also, I wanted to pick a film out of my comfort zone… HORROR!

I picked a pretty well known film called Silence of the Lambs, mainly because the original opening credits for the film is pretty DREADFUL!

So here’s my title sequence:

News Narrative – Project 2

Hey Hey!

This week I finished another assignment for my summer course…

NEWS NARRATIVE MONTAGE (NON-LINEAR)

This project is intended to familairize you further with narrative storytelling through the use of shooting and editing combined with motion graphics.

You will demonstrate:

– the ability to add meaning to an exisiting story and engage the viewer

– the ability to recognize and use basic editing and typographical
animation techniques and vocabulary.

– an understanding of and ability to create original content via digital film, photography and audio.

CREATIVE BRIEF

Select a topical news story from a recent newspaper and create a 30 sec—60 sec animation which adds further meaning to the story, giving it greater impact to the viewer. Narrative may be told in a non-linear fashion, but the Who, What, Where and When must always be considered when covering a story.

Research the story further, find it’s context in the world today, and develop a tone and emotional position using assets (footage, photographs, typography, etc.) for use as visual metaphor in your montage.

Consider audio selections carefully. Music, sound effects and voice-over are strong tools that can help convey your stance on the narrative.

Keep the type simple, but also keep it integrated and ensure it services the story you are telling.

 

MATERIALS

You are not limited to the use of any materials, though it is encouraged that no more that 20% be sourced content (stock footage, found footage, etc.)

Consider using any of the following;

– any part of the newspaper from which the story was pulled, or any other newspapers, magazines
– original or found footage
– photographed or filmed typography
– original or found music or sdfx
– recorded situational background (BG) audio (story takes places in a subway? Record some good subway BG audio)

 

TO CONSIDER

Get away from the computer. It’s easier and faster to generate imaginative and engaging content using photos, drawings and footage. Grab it, mash it, blow it up on a photo copier! Get your ‘hands dirty’. You’ll find when it comes time to edit the narrative, all of the thought you put into developing your assets helps the piece almost cut itself together. Don’t get hung-up on software, plug-ins or FX.

Get a good music track to cut to—nothing helps an edit like a good bed track. Find the breaks in the beat, the tempo of the track, and use them as guides. You can always change your track later—chances are it will fit within the current edit.

Here is my finished project:

I hope you enjoyed it :)

 

Hope – My First Animation

Hello y’all :)

So this past week has been pretty busy (what else is new) because my summer courses started last week… and I already have an assignment finished… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The assignment is called THE HERO’S JOURNEY

CREATIVE BRIEF

Provide 12—15 storyboards which visualize the short story you’ve crafted. This can be the story you started in class or a completely new tale.

You may use the provided storyboard template to sketch out your narrative. Below each frame you can choose to include a description of the physical environment (set design/location, time of day, interior [IN:] exterior [EXT:]), an/or description of the spatial quality of the frame (staging, camera angle and any other element from your shotlist).

PRESENTATION
Storyboards will be submitted in digital format for review on 21.

TO CONSIDER

• Progression. Where does the story begin? Where does it end? What creates the most drama? Does your protagonist journey from Orphan–Wanderer–Warrior–Martyr?

• Use your senses. How do you convey the ambiance or mood one would experience while exploring this place?

• Do not be afraid to experiment – use humour, surprise, be spontaneous, embrace chaos.

• Keep it simple.

 

With this brief, I began the storyboarding process:

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Basically, I planned out what each clip would look like and how the story will progress.

After, it was time to create the characters and animate them:

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Now, finally, here’s the final animation:

I can’t wait to see what the next assignment will be :)

 

 

Let’s Collaborate!

Hey fellow readers!

I am done 2nd year and have decided to spread the word that I will be freelancing! If you or anyone you know needs anything such as cards, posters, letterheads, video, animations, illustrations, etc. comment below and let’s collaborate together :)

My portfolio website is linked here so you can see my abilities and creative projects:

http://nickyclarizioportfolio.4ormat.com/

So… Let’s Collaborate!

Better than POP-Tarts cuz its POP-Up!

Hey readers!

LESS THAN 48 HOURS TILL FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!

Within the last little while, I’ve been studying for my one exam and getting myself ready for my presentation tomorrow night (more info on that will come in a following post so hang in there). Needless to say, things have been especially busy!

I’ve also been working on a special book for my Communication class this semester. Our final assignment was to create a process book of all the projects we created and turn them into something totally different. So, for my book I decided to make pop up pages.

Here’s what the book looks like:

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I’m especially proud of this book because I tried a new binding technique and successfully made pop ups that work!

Hopefully, my professor enjoys looking through my book and sees the hard work I put into this :)

 

 

 

 

Shape – Johnny Kelly & Scott Burnett

nickyclarizio:

This put a smile on my face this morning :D

Originally posted on surface & surface:

make shape change - johnny kelly - surface and surface A new project commissioned by PIVOT Dublin called ‘Make Shape Change’ which was put together to ‘promote wider acceptance and use of design as a tool for positive change’. At the crux of this project is the best animation I’ve seen since ‘Back to the Start’  Although also directed and designed by  Johnny Kelly  this one is written by Scott Burnett  and produced by Ali Grehan. The simple forms follow through on the web site which is an outlet for young people to find out more about design in everyday life. This looks like it’s the start of something really great.

www.makeshapechange.com

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