Had great fun last week setting up my new computer. Makes doing animation so much easier, and faster. No more 30 second delays for my tablet! :D Been doing a lot of work on it already with maya and photoshop and it runs so smooth….I’ve never known such…smoothness. It’s awesome. I never want to leave my room now!
I am reblogging this because I really, REALLY, want to put my dreads back in (and get some new ones made with different colours) but I neither have the time nor the… help… to put them in. Uni is hectic, the flat is stressful and J is ill…and broke his hand! I’m also putting it off because I’m just starting to recover from tremendous hair loss. (sounds disgusting I know). Stress affects people weirdly, my hair became extremely thin, but now it’s starting to grow back. Once it’s back to full health, dreads will be going in :)
It has been sooo long since I’ve been able to sit at my computer for recreational purposes (except for the few times of playing Age II with Joz and J) Even now I’m sitting thinking about my 4th year project and how I’m going to do it. But anyway, seems as though my restful trip home has become a not-so-restful trip after all. My brother has been asked to create a short 2-3 minute film promoting Sustainable Shetland in the campaign against Viking Energy, and has asked me to help him.
With only four days, our first day we sat around the kitchen table until we couldn’t keep our eyes open planning the shots in advance. Today was our first day of filming, and it was rather unusual. The weather was so unpredictable that we ended up just driving around until something awesome happened and then we slammed on the brakes and got to work. The session in the photograph was quite spectacular, despite the wind being so strong that we couldn’t breathe while filming.
We’ve also taken this opportunity to play with out new filters which we bought each other for Xmas. We’ve been able to get some really interesting shots with them. Especially Joz’s ND Grad filters. We’re pretty much learning as we go. Hoping for more good weather and a day at the beach tomorrow for my own project as well as the film. Might actually have more updates!
Last set of images. I was quite nervous about the first image, because it was the only image where I had to go into a public building and ask permission (wimpish I know). But hey, it turned out great. I was really surprised when my tutor said she was impressed that I managed to do these in the time, these images were so quickly done that it seemed all to easy. Editing was tough, because the images are so simple, I wasn’t sure what I could do to them. But I like the outcome :)
First Image: 60D, 50mm 1.8f Prime. Cafe.
Second Image: 60D, 18-135m 3.5f, Home.
I really liked working on these images, they were very simple to edit, but experimenting with the colour was great fun. I have so many edits of these it’s unreal. (my folder currently sits at 12GB). These were the most contrasting set of images that I took, originally I did not plan to do anything with colour for the second, but after messing around, I fell in love with this colour set. To me, it has so many different meanings, so I left it like that so that people could read into it as they wished :)
First Image: 60D, 18-135mm 3.5f, Uni canteen.
Second Image: 60D, 50mm 1.8f Prime. Portrait studio.
I spent a very long time on this image, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My hand was completely claw like at the end of it, but meh! No pain, no gain. I wish I’d had time to finish her second image, they would’ve been so good together. My photoshop decided to crash, again, and I lost the file. I do have a jpeg of a very early rough, and I may put that up later, but it’s just a rough sadly.
Again, taken on 60D, with 50mm 1.8f Prime in the portrait studio at uni :)
I did a set of seven images for my project, originally eight, but rapidly ran out of time to complete them. So I ended with Seven. Anyway, here is the first set, spent a bit of time on these and was encouraged by one of my tutors to go beyond hue,saturation and contrast. She was the one who came up with the idea of drawing the hair in these images, which was waaay out of my comfort zone. But meh, I think they turned out great :)
This was taken on my new 60D, with my 50mm 1.8f prime (has to be one of the best lenses I’ve worked with).
Now that uni is over, I can experiment with photoshop! Hoping to get some exciting concept art and designs for my 4th year project. This was fun to do, literally put it together in 10 mins but when I initially saved it, it was 55.7MB, so I spent the next half hour trying to make it smaller without loosing quality haha. Anyway, here it be. Working on colours for my characters. I plan to go back and fix her face, it’s terribly…terrible haha.