Thursday, April 26, 2012

Web Site Progress

Here are some screenshots of the web site I'm building, for when this blog is not enough for all of your Zach related needs.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Future Projects

With my senior show over with, I'm looking forward to going back and fixing The Tortoise and the Hare project less and less. We'll see what happens.

I am currently working on making a business card and a website.
Also, I am making animated signage for the school auction at the end of the year. It's a little more than half done, and I will post everything I did for that at once on this blog and YouTube.

I have a few ideas for future projects rolling around in my brain.
Including making up sci-fi worlds, and The Never Ending Spaghetti.
I'm going to be looking at other video websites where I can post my work. The more places I post my work, the more people that can see it. I have had barely any views on Vimeo since I started that account. My YouTube is fairing slightly better, although my most viewed video isn't even an animation.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Proximity Opening Reception

So this past week was the opening reception for the graphic design senior show that I was a part of Proximity. The reception went well. It was about what I expected.

Here are pictures of some of the work from the graphic design students.

Of course you can tell my display apart from the others because of the cartoon characters.
My display consisted of two screens playing recent animations, with focus on my Tortoise and the Hare adaptation that I have working on all year. Screenshots and character printouts are hung on the wall.

I'm glad everyone likes that dog, that stupid thing makes me happy. Without the dog, I would not have wanted to finish that project.

With this huge hurdle behind me. I have a lot of more desire to work on other upcoming projects and I already have animations planned for after I graduate.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Installing Proximity

As a senior at Montserrat I get to share a gallery with 5 other people in Senior Design Seminar for a week. Our exhibition, called Proximity, will be open this week, April 9th - 13th. You can see my completed senior film above. "The Tortoise, Hare, Dog and Sheep" It will be on display at Proximity along with my previous animations "Dance Of The Cloud People", "Super Montserrat Fighter, and "The More You Don't Know" parodies, and it will also be accompanied by giant printed characters from my animation.

Installing an exhibition is not fun when you have no experience doing artwork that doesn't involve a computer. I felt like I wasn't on the same level as the graphic designers that actually knew what they were doing. So that was weird. In the near future, I'll have to make myself focus more on physical artwork. I have a few ideas about that, but I'll discuss them at another time.

The opening for my show is Wednesday the 11th from 5 - 8. Oddly enough, I'm not really nervous about it. Installing was the hardest part. Now I just have to stand in that room for 3 hours on Wednesday and then take everything down on Friday.

As you can see, the animation was rushed in time for the show, so there will be edits somewhere down the road, but right now I know I'm taking a long break from this project after Friday.

These characters were not meant to be blown up on a wall.

It took a while to get a few resources working, such as having access to a second screen for displaying my animations. After that, I found out I needed to go back and burn more DVDs that were standard definition compatible. I almost seem like I know what I'm talking about here. And to think a few days ago I didn't know spray mount adhesive existed.

I'm the third student in Montserrat to have animation in a senior show. I can't wait to see future shows that are all animation students!