Monday, 27 December 2010
In my quest for the ideal Major Project, today I bought a book, The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard. It's hailed as a landmark piece of experimental fiction. I've never read a Ballard book, only the numerous films made from his books. What stuck out most to me was the unusual narrative structure. Ballard describes the book a number of highly condensed novels that can or cannot be read in order. For example, in his preface he suggests that if you struggle with the unusual structure then you skim through the novel till you find a passage that catches your eye, from there you read the surrounding passages and hopefully through that gain an understanding or the underlying message. It ticks a lot of my personal boxes thats for sure and could provide some perfect CG fodder. Anyway, it's something I'm looking into.
In Bosch land, now that the Christmas festivities are over (barring News Years) i'm back on the production line. I'm still creating colour maps but those will be finished tommorow, from then on its creating the bump and specular/reflectivity maps for the structures. From then its the actual construction of the set which shouldnt take too long, a day at most. and from then its the population of the scene. The 'Making of' is on the brink of being ordered, I just need to finalise the front cover as well a few more paragraphs of text.
As for the disseration, I'm absolute desperate for it not to be hampered by the production of the Minor Project I have a lot written already but I need to take it to the next level. I'm confident I'll have it completed before we come back from Christmas, or at least a very close to being finished version.