Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Update

The details are still being ironed out but I've been given the opportunity to do some more work. The actual work I'll be doing is 'top top top secret' so no details unfortunately but it's a paid job this time :) So that's what I'll be doing if I happen to go quiet (again).

5 comments:

tutorphil said...

Paid work, Tom - that's wonderful. Well done, mate! Where's your head re. the minor project? Any developments?

Tom Beg said...

Two ideas I think.

The aperture one, which I envisage as some sort of strange post modern Sci-Fi experience. Also the Garden of Earthly Delights transcription idea I find quite interesting. Possibly recreating elements of that in a different style.

tutorphil said...

okay then - so approach both ideas in terms of a) your strengths and b) the new stuff you want to take on board in order to enrich your skillbase; for instance; After Effects or Matchmoving, or more sophisticated animation; which one gives you the most practical yet conceptual platform? You're looking for a win/win here; personally, in terms of a minor project, I'd suggest the transcription based idea is solid, because it gives you something right away, and means you can focus on upping your skills and technical sophistication (in readiness for the 60 credit challenge of your major - plus you'll be writing/refining a dissertation too).

Explain what you mean : 'recreating elements in a different style' - what would be your rationale? You know, there is something to be said for lovingly recreating that painting (or elements) in ravishing CG, because of all the r & d you'd have to do in terms of texturing/lighting and animation - the thing about those scenes is that they 'bristle' with activity...

Tom Beg said...

I meant reimagine it as an Art Deco styled city for example. However a straight up transcription might be nice, especially if it means I get the absolute maxium time working in Maya. I'll let you know. :)

tutorphil said...

I think an 'absolute transcription', treated as seriously and scholastically as, say, a restoration of a lost work, could be so fascinating - especially if you immersed yourself in the world of Bosch, if you picked apart the use of imagery, colour symbolism - the world from which the painting originated; imagine you've been commissioned by BBC 4 to produce the stunning visuals for a documentary about the painter and his world... There's an amazing translucency to Bosch's world too - lots of technical challenges there - and, let's face it, an absolute killer soundscape. Of course, there is the issue of all the naked people, but they're very stylised and similar looking, so maybe you could invest time in rigging and animating, but only within the strict confines of Bosch's style; it would mean you'd be getting stuck into the difficult stuff straight away; anyway, I'd definitely see this minor as an opportunity to become incredibly proficient, so that the Major is all about thinking less about this aspect of production...