I know I haven’t posted anything recently and feel quite horrible about it. Classes have been so so busy and projects are piling up…
BUT here is something that I’ve finally finished!
I am so pleased with the outcome of this project for my Game Design class! I worked with 3 amazing girls to create an analogue game from an original digital game. So, with lots of thought, we decided to take the Nintendo game Cooking Mama and make a board game around that!
I plan on taking more professional pictures of the game for my portfolio, but here’s the final product:
And there you have it :)
Third year is starting this week and this is how I feel about it…
How I’ll feel when the work starts to pile up…
In the last few days I heard some pretty exciting news and would like to share them with you.
Last week, I submitted an application form for the Cityfest Artwalk, part of a festival that’s happening August 23 in Toronto. I found out that my work is good enough to be part of the Artwalk, so now I’m super excited!!
You can check out my feature on their website here:
Also, check out my Facebook Page here for some more awesome stuff :)
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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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:
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.
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.
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)
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 :)