Final Production Project – Insider

This is the culmination of my semester in Production at my college. In short it depicts a character (me) going through a psychiatric break and turning on his morals and self allowing for the suppressed anger that builds up inside, loose and forever in control.

Extended reading about thought process in making Insider: Insider

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3D Animation Reel

The start of the semester I started my animation using a simple ball that relied on simple principles of animation: spacing, timing, squash and stretch, and ease-in and ease-out. Right after that we were thrown into the whole nine yards relying on all principles of animation and its techniques: Exaggeration, overlapping action and follow through, the use of reference, staging, anticipation; and a whole lot more.  

The few things that I felt I grasped well and quickly were overlapping action, squash and stretch, shooting my own reference, and understanding range and motion. Mainly because those are some of the simplest things about animation there is, but as I went on I found that I was able to slowly create different styles of appeal for my animations as they gave each Norman animation his own personality.  

The other things that I feel I struggled with and still need to improve on are not relying too heavily on my reference as it is there only for the basics for you to understand, and can give ideas for a later animation in a scene. As well as staying with a style of exaggeration. If you are breaking the rules of reality, keep them in mind but also go as far away from it until it becomes almost unbelievable that your character has the capability to do those kinds of actions.  

Some strategies I might use going forward to better myself within this animation field would be to get myself used to using a slightly more complex animation rig to allow for more learning in what having certain subtleties are allowed when creating the range of emotions people and characters can express. And to try and break away from strict following of reality meaning to exaggerate just a little more than what people can do so that my animations have a life of their own and feel like they too could be a living breathing person or thing. 

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Separate Domains

Picking my own subject of this film, the decision was made to make it based upon inner monologues of a semi deranged individual. The purpose of a monologue is to show a third person view like experience that even the main character is not completely aware of going on. With that basis, the use of dutch-angle shots and shutters in filming will add to the effect of the deranged thoughts and feelings of the unaware protagonist. This also allows for them to be their own antagonist as what they might think can do harm to others. With that hidden plane of existence that none are aware of the use of rotoscoped shots will be overlaid over the “normal” day to day clips to show the disturbing reality some would think to exist. Eventually these planes clash and coexist when upon examining the protagonist in the mirror, he finally sees the inner self and lets it become the true reality upon which the film then ends.

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Limitless – Video Art

Life goes beyond the grave/death. Even when people cease to exist on earth they are forever immortalized by the people who knew them well. The theme within both poems, Immortality (1963) by Unknown and Sonnet 23: Methought I saw my late espoused saint by John Milton, and in the movie Inception there are people talking, seeing, and chasing there beloved friends or family. Showing that life doesn’t completely end once you take your last breath, but transfers your existence into remnants of memory of feeling, hearing, and even seeing. What would tie these all together would be to have reality washed out with faded color and have the scenes of the dead “walking” amongst the living have vivid warm colors, to show that sometimes the only way people are happier is when they are still with the ones who are gone. And after we have accepted the reality of their death of flesh we can deal with the weight of breathing.

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Video Art – Idea

Life goes beyond the grave/death. Even when people cease to exist on earth they are forever immortalized by the people who knew them well. The theme within both poems, Immortality (1963) by Unknown and Sonnet 23: Methought I saw my late espoused saint by John Milton, and in the movie Inception there are people talking, seeing, and chasing there beloved friends or family. Showing that life doesn’t completely end once you take your last breath, but transfers your existence into remnants of memory of feeling, hearing, and even seeing. What would tie these all together would be to have reality washed out with faded color and have the scenes of the dead “walking” amongst the living have vivid warm colors, to show that sometimes the only way people are happier is when they are still with the ones who are gone. And after we have accepted the reality of their death of flesh we can deal with the weight of breathing.

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20s ClipMontage

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Documentary

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