Saturday, May 15, 2010

. snatch rant .

Last semester, JD had an eye opening lecture about eye-direction in a sequence/shot or demo reel.

I watched Snatch today. I'm such a big fan of the movie I thought I'd share what I've seen:

One of my favorite sequences of the movie is the 'chase'. I frame-by-framed it and noticed how briliantly this sequence was executed.

Check out the eye direction (it's a bit messy :D ):
Here is the original:

Notice the zig zaggy change of direction, to make it feel like a chase, this is too cool:
And then back again:
And again:

Finally, check out the line of action of those cuts. I watched the movie several times before but never noticed it until now

I don't think Guy Ritchie could have picked better then Mirwais' music for this montage. It's my dream to one day animate to music.

Thanks for reading.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

. quick studies workshop ENDS .

The quick studies workshops ended this week. I'm going to miss it.
I got so inspired by the teacher and the students, I can't wait for it to start again in the Fall.

Here are a couple of pages of this Monday's session:


Saturday, May 1, 2010

. yellow tricycle .

"Viens je t’emmène
Sur mon tricycle jaune
Damien Saez