And So It Begins… The Masters Projecton April 29, 2006 at 1:30 pm
Hey everybody! Well, after a pretty slow start to the term, I believe the pace is going to be picking up steadily now that we have a few assignment deadlines looming in the horizon. I’ve finally decided on my final masters project which will be spread across these last 2 terms. I must admit it’s taken me quite awhile to come up with an idea that I’m satisfied with. There were so many elements I wanted to include, what with it being the culmination of all that time spent learning and honing your skills on the course and drawing inspiration from experiences and significant moments in your life – ideally it’s supposed to be THE showcase piece of your portfolio isn’t it? Who knows when I’ll get a chance to work on something of a similar scope and within such a focused environment again.
After fussing and fretting, I realised that instead of trying to think up that perfect piece of animation that showcases great characters and set designs, amazing sequences of character animation and a story combining humour, morality and pathos, a compromise inevitably had to be reached. Maybe the next piece I work on will include what’s missing in this one. One can hope.
Anyway, I don’t want to digress from the point of this post…
I’m still as keen as ever on developing a production log. I believe it’s a fantastic way of keeping track of how you go about things, learning as you go and then after it’s all said and done, conducting a post-mortem to analyze where you went wrong and find ways of improving. And since this will be an individual project, I’ll have more control over what to put online this time around. I’m aiming for a weekly update at the very least with lots of visual content. There’ll definitely be more production-related ramblings there. I won’t be uploading every single detail about it and maybe not the finished product – I am (ambitiously) hoping to be able to enter it into a festival some time in the future so I’m being extra cautious – but you’ll get to see the entire production process up close and personal as it were and track my progress. Maybe I’ll be able to solicit some constructive critiques from the occasional visitor at various stages in the production. Mind you, I make no guarantees of your satisfaction.
OK enough of the preamble. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: The “Wait, Mister!” Production Log