Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The latest updates:

Internet is still off at the apartment, but I finally got my cube all set up and can access the Internet there. Since my last little post, classes have resumed and so far they all seem really great and should do a good job of kicking my work up a notch or two. My story teacher this year started his class by playing the opening bank robbery scene from The Dark Knight to showcase an example of a fantastic opening, while my sound design teacher shared many video clips including the music video of Christopher Walken dancing in the hotel to also show how important a good sense of sound is(this particular music video was just an extra clip that the class wanted to see). So here's my schedule for the fall:

MEGACITIES OF ASIAKhan, ChandraW 2pm to 4pm
INTERMEDIATE TRADITIONAL ANIMATIONZikry, JeffreyTh 7pm to 10pm
INTERMEDIATE CGI ANIMATIONJones, MikeT 7pm to 10pm
VIDEO ANIMATION & COMPUTER INTROHuff, BenM 1pm to 4pm
DRAWING FROM REAL TO REEL AND BEYONDGomez, JonF 9am to 4pm
INTERMEDIATE STORY DEVELOPMENTHull, JimM W 7pm to 10pm
ADVANCED ANIMATION LAYOUTHansen, DanTh 9am to 12 Noon
ADVANCED CHARACTER DESIGN (SENIORS)Maki, RikM W 7pm to 10pm

Before classes started several of my classmates and I ventured out into LA and visited the Getty Museum(along with Yogurt Land, which was delicious!). I've never been to the Getty before and it was incredible, both the place and the displayed artwork was phenomenal. They are currently exhibiting Bernini so one whole level was dedicated to his sculptures, paintings, and even sketchbook excerpts! In the other buildings, artists like Dega, Toulouse Lautrec, Monet, Manet, Troost, etc. were displayed too. Very inspiring to see all kinds of paintings/sculptures in person. I brought my camera and sketchbook along for the trip:

That building was where they were showcasing Bernini.

The Getty also had a beautiful garden area.

After strolling around the Getty everybody wanted to draw so we all spent our remaining time drawing. Here's my favorite sketch of the trip, this lady observed every painting in the room like this. Her dress was just an added bonus, I spotted her pose before her outfit. Well this week isn't over quite yet, still have a critical studies class at 2, Character Design tonight, Layout tomorrow morning, Traditional Animation tomorrow night, and Lifedrawing on Friday.

2 comments:

Ashley Stringer said...

wow your schedule looks so much more informative then mine, all we get is character animation, information of business, drawing and composition 3 and 2d computer animation, hell this is my 3rd year and they have yet to teach us the principlas of animation, i so wish that i had never gone to this univerisyt and had just dont AM instead.

but great to here that you made it there all safe and sound and its great to here that you have a great schedule for fall, hope you post up your work so that i can see what you are learning, i might be able to take notes from it :)

well good luck for the lessons to come and i hope you have a great time.

Owen Williams said...

Fantastic drawing, great appeal