Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The DVD is burned! I'm over all happy with how everything came out, and the drums are growing on me:-) I wish I had known AfterEffects, and this whole experience has prompted me to sign up for the AfterEffects class this summer! I know I'll see some of you there! I'm definitly glad I had to go through this process, because now I know all of the preparation andthinking ahead that needs to be done. A procrastinator like me will definitly remember this class during thesis time. Thanks to all of you who have helped me and given me great advice! Enjoy!

Dinner Disaster!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

And I believe I am finished! I hope so anyway. I think that the effects came out pretty good considering my experience with after effects and everything else came together pretty well. I would really appreciate any final suggestions, because I have been looking at this project way too much to figure out if tehre is anything else I should try to do to improve it. Thanks for the help!

My Fun Movie!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I have gotten together the editing...I actually put smoke and fire in! Yay for me! Anyway, I believe I'm almost done after hours of trying to figure out Aftereffects....we'll see what Mike thinks:-) I wish I had known AfterEffects a little bit better, I think things would have definitly gone smoother. At least my sister will think this turned out great! (She was the actress!) I'll be posting my "fine cut" in a few!

Friday, April 21, 2006

This is what I have for my rough cut so far, I'm not sure if I'm loving the drums, but I thought it might be funny to have a symbol at the end, and they kind of have a fast paced feeling like the short itself. I still have to add effects which I'm trying to figure out how to do. Let me know what you think!

My Rough Cut so far

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

So, I'm kind of nervous but kind of releaved. I finally somewhat learned hwo to do the majority of my project, which brings relief. However, this means I actually have to DO it in the next week, on top of all of my other projects....nervous! I'll get it done, I always do, but I drive myself crazy trying to do it. So I'm actually not going to post anything today....I have all of my final pictures, but I'm not working on the layering and effects in AfterEffects, so I dont really have anything final that I haven't posted yet. Next thing I post will be my final piece hopefully, so we'll see how the next week goes. Thanks for your help Mike! (and Jon and Young!)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ok, here's what I have so far for my reel, just audio for now until I learn some effects...by next week!

Story Reel #1

Over the past week I have done some revisions to the timing of my animatic shots as well as look for different sound effects. I am now pretty happy with the timing I have. The sound effects were pretty fun to work with, but I'm still looking for a few other ones that would make my 3o seconds more interesting. Since I'm now on a mac, I'm not sure if I'll be able to post! We'll see. Keep in mind that in this animatic, everytime there is a cut to another shot, that will eventually be a span, but I have to learn how to do that in Final Cut. I'm also really hoping we're going to learn more effects in the next class, my project is all about photo layering and I'm a little scared that i'm still not entirely sure how to do it. That's why I haven't put real shots in my story reel yet. Hopefully next week I'll know more about what I should be doing.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Ok, the final final script. This will hopefully make more sense then the last one.

Final Script....for real!

So here is what I have so far for the animatic. I think the timing needs to be tweaked a little bit. I may take out the first and last shots completely in order to give some more frames to the quick moving shots in the middle. I want the audience to be able to tell what they are looking at (that's important, right?) Let me know what you think. (Sorry about the emails Mike!)


I've been trying to get a little bit more familiar with Final Cut Pro before posting my blog. I think I might have gotten something worth posting, but there are still some kinks with the timing. I will post it as soon as its ready. I think the scenes go a little fast at the end, so I may remove the last shot completely. Also, I want to get a little bit more familiar with how to zoom and span in the shots in Final Cut, because that would help me relay my idea better.