Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Showreel


It's official, I'm done with college. One of the last tasks I had to complete was showreel. Due to the lack of new animations, I had to use scenes from Ferm Flower. The only extra thing are puppets breakdowns. So yeah, this video should be treated more as some sort of trailer for Fern Flower than actual showreel.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Denim and checked shirts

Interesting article, titled The video-game industry has a dress code – driven by a lack of diversity, was added to the tech section of the Guardian on the 18th of May.

Entry written by Holly Nielsen tackles an issue of overly relaxed clothes that most game developers wear. Somehow we became used to seeing white guys dressed in denim and checked shirts. I agree with Holly, if men wants to wear casual clothes everywhere, thats fine. E3 is upon us and we wil again see a number of guys wearing said combo or the slithly geeky game/tv show themed tee (most likely from LootCrate or similar place).

However, the fact that there is only 22% of women working in the industry is something we should worry about. Or at least talk openly. Yes, according to the studies, this number doubled in last five years, but it's still small. Women are not expected to make games. Activists such as Anita Sarkeesian does not help either. Her talks are irrevelant and not backed by the actual figures/studies. Plus she didn't completed goals of her well funded kickstarter campaign (yet managed to get money from people again).

Going back to the whole dress-code thing - Holly states later that she stand out in a crowd during the event and was very concious of the clothes she decided to wear. At her best she tried to avoid anything that could brand her 'sexy'. Somehow the outfit could potentially make her look less professional, which sounds crazy when we get back to the casually dressed men.

Okay, so.. thats the type of stuff I've been writing for the past 3 years, purely to meet module assesment criteria. Since my college adventure is coming to end I've decided to post articles like this from time to time here. After all those years I finally started to enjoy writing.

Monday, May 18, 2015

18.05.2015

I'm a very random person who loves sketching random things. Let's hope I'll post sketches more regularly from now on.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Interesting Stuff||013

  • I found Zachatronics podcast few days ago and had a listen to the first episode. It looks like we are going to have a good indie dev podcastwith the behind the scene insight.
  • If you missed Feast, charming animated short by Disney, don't worry, there is a 720p version on YouTube :)
  • ARTCAFE is a new livestream goodie run by amazing Maciej Kuciara. Two recent episodes were about working in movie industry and using photos as reference and photobashing and incoming stream is titled : The Video Games Development Experience : How to break into video games industry. Along with Maciej we are going to hear Raf Grassetti, Ryan Hawkins, Nick Gindraux, John Sweeney, Alexandria Neonakis, David Lesperance and Jung Park.
  • Working out podcast is something I came across recently and to be honest I haven't listen to any episodes yet but according to the website description it's about turning your creative hobby into business. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

11.05.2015

Feeling so rusty after a long break from drawing, little warm up piece, inspired by a CHOW challenge. Chubby Spirit of Spring :)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

FernFlower Update3

FernFlower is done. Completed. Finished. Yet I still may fiddle with some parts that can be improved and hopefully polish up sound edit. Oh and find a helpful soul for the voice over part.
 
Also, I'm hoping to prep a little teaser trailer to upload soon. Finished animation will be first shown during Final Year Show at LCA (12-18.06).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

7.05.2015

Puppets I used for Fern Flower animation. Each part was on separeted layer because animating by changing rotation value and moving anchor points is so fun :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Interesting Stuff||012

Three cool things to make this gloomy Bank Holiday Morning a bit better (why are we back to winter again, why)!
  • Finally Juanjo Guarnido posted a making-of from the Freak of the Week music video and it's as sweet as the actual video. I just wish it was a little bit longer and not in French. I know, I know, there are subtitles, but it's always nicer to just watch video without having to rely on translation to understand it. Anyway, back to the video - it just shows the crazy amount of work that was put into making it. 
  • Krita got a Kickstarter campaign! From the features mentioned I'm really looking foward to the animation tool set :)
  • BATZ is a charming animated short directed by Max Maleo. Aurelien Predal shared on his blog recently quite a lot of development concepts and designs. Really loving art style. But hey, that's the same person who did colour keys for Monster in Paris, ofcourse it's gonna look good.

Friday, May 1, 2015

FernFlower Update2

I'm done with most of animations (tbh it's submission ready, but I still want to tweak so many things), got a rough edit. Sound. I need to start sound editing because right now all you can hear it's silence.
But hey, I'm happy with how the whole project is coming alone, there are few scenes I'm particulary happy with and bunch of others that I hate and want to change. To be completly honest I never ever before poured so much energy and love into a single project. Hopefully all my hard work'll pay off and people will enjoy this little animation. If not, I'll need to find a different route to world damnation domination.