The Blues Depot
July 15, 2012, 9:46 pm
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This is my latest web design created for Web Design II at Santa Monica College.


Final Animation Project
June 5, 2012, 3:56 am
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InDesign Exercise
May 31, 2012, 4:25 am
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Final Project Review
May 22, 2012, 3:20 pm
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This project has been fun and a challenge. I look forward to continued development. I’ve added a soundtrack through iMovie. Enjoy!

Stop motion animation videos
May 14, 2012, 2:44 pm
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Bathtub IV http://bit.ly/atZW2e

Another stop action piece that utilized miniatures to depict a coastal rejoin, a fisherman, and a helicopter rescue. The amount of detail in this production was astounding. It shows a major amount of people (miniatures) along a coastal region (Italy perhaps) in what appears to be a daily routine. One scene includes a fisherman, fishing too close to the waters edge. He gets swept into the ocean. Then a rescue helicopter leaving it’s hanger bay and flying over the water to where the fisherman awaits his rescue. He does get rescued and the helicopter returns to the hanger it originated from. This production was amazing to me in the amount of detail, combining film footage, time lapsed photography and stop action animation in the miniatures.

I Met the Walrus http://bit.ly/aACFea

This is a very cutting edge animated film. It incorporates an interview with John Lennon, illustrations, and animation. The story this film tells is from Johns heart and how he feels about love, peace, and humanity. The use of illustrations and animation to tell a story are provocative. It really makes on think on a whole new level by the presentation of Johns words in a film.

Bonus: SICCKK! Human skateboard


2 Final Videos – YouTube Play
May 14, 2012, 2:40 pm
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Birdy Nam Nam – The Parachute Endings http://bit.ly/c2o8ZY

This style of animation is very entertaining for me. It’s rendered in a cell, more realistic fashion, which is a genre of animation that I admire. In the past, I have watched full feature length animated films that where created using this style of animation. Two sources that I have followed in the past are Ralph Bakshi, who incorporated rotoscoping and realism, and the team that put together “Heavy Metal” the movie. Birdy Nam Nam depicts a surreal, and sometimes hallucenagenic quality in how the story unfolds in the depiction.
It stands out as “new” and “cutting edge” by the technique in which it’s animated. It has all the qualities of cell animation, yet it’s in digital format. It has a retro SciFi feel to it, reminiscent of the aforementioned animation(s) with a typical “good vs. evil” scenario.

Duece http://bit.ly/ahdnys

This piece was stop action clay animation. The film opens with the depicted of a man and a woman getting cleaned up and ready to go out. The scene changes to the woman sitting at the bar. The man shows up in the scene in what appears to be a chance meeting. It reminded me of a bad dream in that the characters where fake, plastic looking, and very surreal. From the bar scene the story transitions to a birthing scene that incorporates a myriad of cinematography techniques and goes way beyond surreal. The transitions in movement, transparency, colors, and sound used in the production where handled very well and again had a very surreal-like quality. This was hands down one of the strangest productions I have ever experienced.

The part makes them stand out as “new” and “cutting edge” is the surreal quality of the production. This is achieved through the set design, lighting, stop action animation, and plot development. I have experienced a lot of “strange” art, but this is hands down, one of the strangest.

11 x 17 Mailer
May 10, 2012, 2:19 am
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