Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama is Urb Alt

Its been a while. Studies at NYU/Gallatin are kicking my butt. I'm hanging in as best I can. I wanted to post this Urb Alt piece put together by my brother, Boston Fielder, and his partner in crime, Shena Verrett. Bro started Urb Alt years ago showcasing music, performances and video. This video was particularly well done and documents, with great style and class, the ascension of Barack Obama into the Office of President of this Mug. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Unfiltered: Ralph Bakshi

My main reason for posting is the link above. I purchased the hardback biography of Ralph Bakshi "Unfiltered" just last month. It was an awe inspiring book. This guy was doing it independently when there was very little opportunity to do so. He made it happen again and again. I have attempted to do my own film over the last 8 years with great difficulty. I have blamed it on this issue or that. But in the end I've looked at all of the angles and I am forced to agree with Mr. Bakshi. The only thing that has delayed me are things that have nothing to do with the film. Yes, one could say hey, he's saying the computer is doing the work for him. He's actually not saying that. He's saying the computer DRAMATICALLY reduces the overhead and manpower to produce an animated film. Moreover the venues to sell and make money (ie. a living) exist more now than ever before. Sure, he may be simplistic in his delivery, but hell, he's right. Look what the other way has gotten us. Bad movies and raw asses.

Major life changes have gone down since my last post. I will be going back to school full time in just a few weeks to finish off my degree. This is something that I have put off for far too long. I'll give an breakdown of events in another post.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

RIX Episode 1 Animatic

Hello Everyone,

This is the animatic for the first episode of Rix. Each episode is only 2 minutes long so I had to really be exact with my storytelling. For the moment there isn't any sound but thats soon to come. I will post the finish piece as well as wip as I get further along. Sorry for the lack of updates. Daddy's been busy.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Croc WIP

Hey Everybody,

So like I said before, I'm on a track now to do a bit funnier stuff. The idea I got was a boxing match with two appropriately cartoony characters. The first one is this guy:
Croc Adams

I'll upload the idea for the opponent on another day. For the moment I'm working on the animatic trying to get the timing and rough camera moves thought out. Check it out.

Monday, January 14, 2008

That First Night

Hey folks,

Right now I'm in a space where I'm trying to really vary the different types of animatics/storyboard work I can do. Last time out of course was very much in the action packed kinetic style. This time out I wanted to showcase more subtle and thoughtful work with an audio clip from The Shawshank Redemption. Shawshank is for me one of the great great films of all time, not to mention one of the primary reasons why I'd never ever want to go prison (HBO's OZ being a close second:-)



ps. I want to continue to push myself. Thusly, I'm opening the floor up to requests. Please feel free to send any challenge you guys would like. Up first is a request from my friend Danny. This will be a humorous piece with characters inspired by the film Ice Age. Standby

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Rope Bridge animatic

Hello all.

Yes yes I know its been months since I posted. I have no excuse. I have been working on the films however. This newest clip is part of the animatic for Harbinger. It's a major action sequence that takes place on a suspended rope bridge. The most immediate influence being the Indiana Jones films, which of course were paying homage to the adventure serials of the early and mid 20th. Beyond the purpose of getting the timing and pacing correct it was also important for me to put the Adobe Suite and Painter workflow through its paces. The entire sequence is just over a minute long. I did however leave out some more detailed elements as there is still more to be added at a later date. I'm happy with it so far.