Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gamma Sem 2: The Isle Of Man

This is my second attempt on motion graphics/character animation. We had to create an animation based on certain visual style, and i chose Celtic art but I used the Vikings to interpret my story instead. Oh well, here are some images.


These are the sketches i did



And this is the thumbnail storyboard. Not final. Hahaha. Sorry for the mistake.


and this is the concept board

I just realised that there's alot of compressing problem with my video.
so that will be put up on hold. sorry... :(

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Gamma Sem 1 : Lotus Bride - Motion Graphic



This is my first 2d/2d motion graphic. The story is based on a korean folktale of a young lady being sacrificed to the Water God for rain. The lotus is said to be the alternate form of the Water God. Hence, the Lotus Bride.

Here are some images, some of them are distorted during uploading, not sure why. PLease ignore the distortion and just try to focuz on the story illustration.



Here is my storyboard

And here is my best screenshots

Now, for the actual product.


video


Sigh. Finally. It takes so long to upload this video.

Software used:
Autodesk Maya 8.5 ,
Adobe After Effects CS3,
Illustrator CS3

Gamma: Sumolah trailer

Yarrrr we had to do trailer for local movies. Lazy wana explain la cuz it's so last minute. SO many compression problems. So here goes with Sumolah Trailer. ENZOI.


video

Gamma: Head Model

Ah... finally reached my current year but this was done in my first sem which was last year. WE had to model our heads. I modeled my head and it looked like me before i textured it. But after i textured it, which i got carried away with the bump map, my eyes looked different.ahahah. blame kylie for her music video as a geisha. Her make up was awesome.


Total front



side



profile


frontal again


Sigh. Apa ni.Lol.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beta (1st Year) Sem 3: Visual Effects :D

We had a few exercises in class on how to superimpose pictures and these are the pictures that were given and we had to superimpose ourselves or other ppl in it. It's a first attempt so be gentle. :P Can you find who is a fraud? I'm sure you can.



Found it yet?


How bout this?

The answer will be at the end of this post :D


Anyway, here's a matte painting that i did as well. We had to take an existing picture that is recognisable for us and change it completely to a different environment.



This is the staff room area in my faculty building.
And this is what it turned out to be after 'minor' changes.




Tadaaa..



Actually this is the same pic as the above, but for some reason the colour came out like that. Looks nice too.


The next one is a a video based assignment. We did the whole green screen process. keying and masking etc. My bg was suppose to be sumkind of a nocturnal museum with chairs sticking out from the ceiling.. but lack of time to create it, so i used a random pic of nice fresco paintings. The character finds an interesting fresco wall that appears to be something he did not expect and had fun with it. What could it be?

Let's take a look, shall we?


video


Yeah it's not that great la..Got quite alot of obvious flaws..
But i enjoyed VFX though it's hard to troubleshoot.






Answer to who is the fraud:
The guy in parental advisory t-shirt
and the girl in pink with the bag.

Thanks for viewing.

Beta (1st Year) Sem 2: Motion Graphics

This post is bout what i learned with motion graphics,2d only. We can only touch 2d for the first year. I don't know where is my first assignment; a collage from magazine cutouts with acetate as our layers. This is my second collage assignment, we had to create the collage based on a music genre, and i thought of Bossa Funk. And this was the digitized version. The original colour was quite different.(Im still looking for my original file. will post when found.)


Tada. Well, it's not as nice as my first one. Sigh, stil looking. Anyway, my 2 vids are created using After Effects. The first one is typography; to create a motion graphic, the second one is a motion graphic based on an event. I chose Harvest Festival. Enjoy!



video

Typography


video

ignore the ending for the second vid. Time was very short.Had to finish quickly. Sigh..

Beta (1st Year) Sem 1: Character Animation

This is the first character animation that i did in 2d during my first year. This was actually done frame by frame and placed in ToonBoom with slight adjustments. We were asked to create a bouncing ball and then change the last few seconds to how ever we liked.


video


The next one is a mixmedia animation between hand drawn frame-by-frame animation with stop motion using a beginner dslr camera. We were required to create a character for our 2nd assignment after the bouncing ball and for our final we had to use our created character to make an animation. So, these are some sketches on my character's poses.

Meet Toka, the Toaster Cat.

Front, Side and profile angle



Toka's daily regime; drink cocoa, scratch ear and sitting down daydreaming..
I like the fat layers on his stomach..




This is Toka running, sleeping, resting on his back and sitting lookin up..


And these are the drawings that suppose to appear on stop motion animation of my toasted bread. Now here is the final product.It doesn't do much. Just dancing and toasting his bread friends. LOL. Enjoy!


video

I want an actual toaster cat.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Photography

Photography.. very obvious that for this post everything will be pictures alone. And maybe a description. Or two. XD

So, here it goes.

Fireworks at PICC, Putrajaya.



Mines Spa & Resort. Very brochure. Go visit Mines. Go


One of the places in Mines Wonderland

This is actually upside down. It looks more interesting n surreal this way.

Palace of Golden Horses


And now, the portraits ( Is that what they call it?) or photography with talent?


Depth of Field

Red riding Hood


Rule of Thirds

Leading Line

Foreground Frame

Shapes & Patterns

Reflection

Shadows

next pictures, had nothing to do with my assignments. It's not really good as well. But i like the effects from my accidental attempt in panning. This is just to expressed how cool it would be if the picture was done properly.


Models displaying gowns from Zang Toi at PICC b4 fireworks.


Yeah, that's all from photo department. There' s more but im sleepy. ahaha.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Surrealism Painting : Nocturne City


If u noticed, the sky is actually too bright, the buildings have neon lights as if it's at night and the road is red. Why?

The city is nocturnal. The town is at night but the sky is in the morning. The red road.. is actually a river of blood which symbolizes virgins who "died" in the night looking for u-know-what in the redlight district of Shinjuku. The Japanese likes to use this sentence ," Would you like to have breakfast in bed?" as a polite way of saying spending the night together with their target. Hence, the morning sky.Hm. Hopefully this is not confusing. LOL.

Anyway, this was done using acrylic on canvas.

Jawi ?



Yeah, Jawi. We had a new tutor that time and she asked everyone to do Jawi using traditional Jawi calligraphy design depending on which era in triadic colour scheme. This was for her research for her masters. So basically we were guinea pigs to do her homework. Sigh.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Photoshop Frenzy


This was created using few images given by lecturer. Images are provided, we use whichever that suits the design we want for FCM Open Day event poster.



This is also the same technique as the first one. Using given images and then make a collage out of it. The goal is to create a poster/wallpaper for Visit Malaysia 2007.



The initial picture was a pic of marble and the text. Then i manipulate the image colour and then embossed and added liquid ice effect. The final has a more spring/autumn feel to it, where as the initial colour edit has a more grungy, dirty drain look.



There are more but i feel there's no point if i dun hv the default picture without edit to compare with the edited one. So this is the only one i stil kept for sum reason.

Alpha, Freehand MX assignment





We were asked to create a greeting card. This is one of the softwares i first used after stepping into MMU. It's not that great, but here it is.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Debut Post : Greetings from Von

This is created to promote myself as a student of Creative Multimedia so this shall be my platform to keep everyone updated ( as well as myself ) with my work throughout the day i first stepped in MMU. I am still trying to get use to using a computer as i was really computer illiterate ( or perhaps technology illiterate??) so please have the patience with the quality of my work. I am trying to improve as fast as i can so bare with me, yeah?

Let the viewing BEGIN!