Friday, 21 December 2012

A Visit to Disney's Animation Department

A Visit to Disney's Animation Department Like most movie studios, the Walt Disney Company has several films in production for the final quarter of the year, particularly the holiday season; as part of the PR campaign to promote these projects, they invited a large group of online writers to visit the studio, screen several films, take part in behind-the-scenes interviews and activities and take a tour of the studio’s animation department.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Top 10 Composition Tips

Top 10 Composition Tips: #design One of the first qualities of a photo that catches and captures a viewer’s eye is the composition. Great composition is something that immediately separates the amateurs from the pros and enthusiasts. How you place various objects in the photographic frame determines the composition and works tremendously toward creating a feeling greater than what the object would convey in the real world. Composition is one of the most important elements of the craft of photography, and it is a skill that can be taught and honed through extensive exercise and persistent practice.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Never-Seen-Before Concept Art From 'The Dark Knight'

Never-Seen-Before Concept Art From 'The Dark Knight': Four years on, The Dark Knight it’s still arguably the greatest installment of the Batman franchise and certainly one of the best crime / thrillers in the past decade. But one common thread that is consistent in all of Christopher Nolan’s adaptations is the strong and stirring visuals he’s able to project on-screen.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Bodies-in-motion reference gallery

Bodies-in-motion reference gallery: The goal of the shoots, and the library, is to capture high-quality dynamic reference of the figure in motion, inspired by Eadweard Muybridge. Each action was captured at 10 frames-per-second from multiple camera angles - giving an artist multiple high-resolution points of reference for resolving the figure's pose and balance

Friday, 7 December 2012

How to Use Color in Photographic Composition (With 9 Gorgeous Examples)

How to Use Color in Photographic Composition (With 9 Gorgeous Examples): There are many rules to photographic composition, the rule of thirds, balancing elements, symmetry and balance etc. None of these rules are defined in stone, all can be broken or modified. Perhaps one of the most overlooked aids to composition is that of using color. By using color creatively, we can lead the viewer’s eye to the subject, create a response in the viewer or even frame an image. As with most tutorials on composition, perhaps the best way to understand what we are talking about is through the use of images.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Animating A Basic Acting Shot" video tutorial (10 min clip #1)

Animating A Basic Acting Shot" video tutorial (10 min clip #1): In this lecture portion, I start to plan the overall idea - from brainstorming scenarios, to planning the staging and posing. All of this I do before even beginning to capture video reference. Then, after I've done some takes in front of the camera, I begin to analyze my performance and choose how to pose out my acting beats.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Abstract Photographs of Human Bodies in Motion

Abstract Photographs of Human Bodies in Motion: Japanese photographer Shinichi Maruyama has an interesting series of photos simply titled, “Nude.” Each image shows an abstract flesh-colored shape that’s created by a nude subject dancing in front of the camera.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Perspective + Composition Pt.2

Perspective + Composition Pt.2: Part 2 is PURELY about the aspects and theories of composition in art and how YOU can make better work with them. Due to this fact, this tutorial has a LOT of writing in it, and a lot of reading, and less "step-by-step" technical examples. You can think of this as more of a free lecture on the subject.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Art, Trash and Mainstream

Art, Trash and Mainstream: Have you ever analyzed what your approach and intention towards film making is? Do you want to make serious art? Chaotic trash? Entertaining mainstream? Political satire? Is your film meant to make audiences laugh or cry? Are they supposed to learn something for life or just be in awe for the duration of the film? Or is your work something personal – just for you? There are some fundamentally different attitudes that can determine the nature of your projects and the work of your life. Do you already know which one(s) are the one for you?