Throughout this project I found different factors that I worked well with and also parts that I struggled with. One of the first factors which I found had to experience was working with a group for the first time. At first I found this a bit of a struggle having to rely on others to progress with work but after a couple of weeks I became accustom to it and found I actually rather enjoyed this method, feeding off ideas and motivation of group members to help progress.
When it came to the production I found one of the main challanges simply being having to preform certain tasks which I haven't had to complete to such an extent. For example with the building of the rig I found this challangeing but very helpful as it improved my rigging skills and knowledge, by the end of it being able to complete steps very quickly which came in very useful when having to create the 2d characters and rigs in maya. From this though I found a lot of issues with skinning. I had not yet had to skin a model to the extent of the ones which we had to work with. I did manage to skin the models but I found this one of the most time consuming processes as I found I kept having problems arise which would set me back.
Overall I found as if my job roles for this project fit my strengths and also allowed me to develop other skills which I previously lacked.
Sunday, 18 December 2016
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Overall I feel as if this group project went well. I enjoyed working in a group environment as it allowed me to experience working in a different way to which I am used to. I felt the group also gave initiative and extra motivation as not only did I not want to let myself down, but I didn't want to let down and disappoint the group members who were relying on me to complete my job roles. If having to repeat the project I feel that we would have a complete finished animation as I feel like the first initial weeks of settling into the group may have slowed us down. After working together and understanding the ways in which different group members work, the animation started to progress more.
Monday, 12 December 2016
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Sunday, 6 November 2016
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Monday, 17 October 2016
For my character project I was given sound clip 15. In this clip the dialogue is "One final thing I need to do. Then I'll be free of the past." This is said in a slow and slightly sinister way. The settings I was given to choose from was either a 'Talent show' or 'Museam'. After speaking with Justin in the character classes I came up with an idea that I am happy with. The world that I chose for my character was a talent show. My idea for this project is to have a magician and his assistant preforming auditions for a talent show to a judge. The three characters involved will be the Magicain, his assistant and the judge. There will be tense chemistry between the magician and his assistant. She will drop things and mess up tricks but the magicain still trys to keep things together infront of the judge who will be clearly bored and have his hand hovering over the buzzer. We can see the tension build between the magician and his assistant by darting eyes and sinister looks between the two. As the judge is about to press the buzzer to say no the magicain tells hime to wait. He slowly says the quote and while he does he takes his hat off and looks towards the assistant. He then pulls a gun out of his hat and points in towards the assistant. Then cut to black.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Friday, 7 October 2016
The Big Lebowski is a film about Jeff Lebowski 'The Dude', played by Jeff Bridges, The Dude is just an aveage guy who enjoys bowling and the occasional white russian. He ends up gets caught up in trying to save the kidnapped wife of a man with the same name.
Call to advenutre
The call to adventure in The Big Lebowski happens right at the start when The Dude's apartment gets broken into and the people who break in pee on his rug. During this we find that they was looking for another Jeff Lebowski.
The Refusal to Call
We see the refusal to call take place when The Dude goes to Mr Jeff Lebowski's house (the man with the same name) and wants to be compensated for the rug. Mr Lebowski refuses to compensate The Dude for the rug but at leaving The Dude takes one anway.
The super natural aid in this film comes from Mr Lebowski contating The Dude and need The Dudes help to try and recover his kidnapped wife, Bunny.
Crossing the Threshold
The Dude accepts £20,000 from Mr Lebowski to help get his wife back. Meaning The Dude is now tied into this agreement.
The Belly of the Whale
The belly of the whale in this journey is when The Dude has to do the money drop to get Bunny Lebowski back. The Dudes friend Walter comes along and it ends up going wrong due to Walter.
Road of Trials
After the drop goes wrong The Dude still has the money that was intented for the drop. He going bowling and when he leaves the bowling ally he finds out that his car, with the money still in it, has been stolen.
Meeting the Godess
The Godess in this story is Maud Lebowski, Mr Lebowski's daughter. She breaks into The Dudes apartment while he is in there to take back the rug that The Dude had taken from Mr Lebowski. Maud and Mr Lebowski do not have a good relationship.
Woman as Temptress
As well as being the Godess within this story we can see that Maud is also the woman temptress towards The Dude.
Atonment with Father
The atonment with father happens betwen Maud and Mr Lebowski. She wants to steal the money that Mr Lebowski has given The Dude to get Bunny Lebowski back. She tries to convince The Dude to steal it with her so we can see this tie in with being the temptress.
Apotheosis (God Like)
The God like character we meet in this story is the cowboy who is narrating the story. The Dude has na inteaction with him half way through the story and he gives him some advice and is made out to be a wise man.
The ultimate boon is when The Dude realises that Bunny Lebowski was never kidnapped and she had actually ran away. At this point it is all speculation but seems likely.
Refusal of return
The refusal of return is from Bunny Lebowski who refuses to return to her original home. We find that there is a private investigator hired by her parents to try and find her and bring her home.
The magic flight is when Mr Lebowskis plan comes out and we see the parts of the story where he had secretly been playing it out throughout the story.
Rescue from Without
We can see the rescue from without whe The Dude, Walter and Donnie are leaving the bowling ally and the fight happens between them and a group of germans who wanted to get money from The Dude due to the flase kidnapping.
Crossing return threshold
The moment we see The Dude crossing the return threshold is when him and Walter spread Donnies ashes on the top of a cliff.
Master of two worlds
We can see The Dude is master of two worlds now that everything is over and he has gone back to play in the semi finals of his bowling tournament.
Freedom to Live
Everything is back to normal. We have a talk out from the cowboy narrator talking about how this story is over for The Dude.