hi guys im gonna try to post a little more. sometimes I come on here and I feel like a little 14 year old gain. I hope u like some of the stuff I'll be uploading soon.
Posted by Nicol3 - October 17th, 2011
So. I'm a bit sick. Haven't been feeling like myself....mentally. Physically. I'm personally beginning to suspect an auto immune disease. Muscles locking up, nausea, 'brain fog', loss of cognitive ability... and my eyes are shot-- my vision's practically perfect but I'm hypersensitive to light and sound so I'm always squinting. Not good for art, yo..
I hate going to docs because all my readings come out ok. "Take fish pills!" BULL HONKEY. Every morning I'm uber super nauseous. Messes with my will to do-- anything, really. Right now I'm in a state of coming to terms with whatever's going on. And if it KEELS me-- well... I guess that's it then. It could be diet. Maybe. My boyfriend and I are starting to share a similar gut.
So.. what've I been up to. School. I made this. Duralar sheets cut out, strung together with thread, burned the knots so they'd stay together. The animation itself was tossed together in a few nights. Wish I had more time for puppets-- I was really getting into making them...
I think it's ok. Mostly cause I rushed, the animation I mean. I had such a hard time with the drawings-- this was at a low point in confidence a few months ago. I made re-dos of that bartendress puppet around 3-4 times (which is a lot of wasted time, considering how long it takes to make one single puppet. Hours-- but I loved it) But as a project it helped me get through a lotta stuff. Brought me back to when I was slightly more confident with my work. Critique felt like Christmas morning.
Anything else-- well I guess not. I had a few inbetween projects. They sucked. I did something on a whiteboard but it's not very good. I might post the part I like? I dunno. I want a do over with this miscelleneous thing I'm talking bout.
I'm spossed to be working a claymation featuring some props that are my first attempts at 3D printing (I'm taking a class.) My heart and soul isn't quite into 3D-- so it might show a little. We'll see.. we'll see.
I guess I'm off-- one thing I wanna mention, though. I've been trying to be as honest as I possibly can to myself, and others... I haven't told a white lie in months. The biggest hurdle I'm facing right now is being honest with my own art-- knowing I'm not up to speed as I think I should be. That's always a frustrating revelation. But I know I can power through it. The biggest truth I know right now is that... I'm not where I feel like I should be. And as an artist I know I can do better. Much better. I just hardly get to surround myself with people of actual.. talent. The school I'm in has kinda run be down-- worn me out a bit. More to come..
Posted by Nicol3 - May 15th, 2011
Wazzup y'all-- final group project animation from the test I posted a while back. Very Flash/after effects heavy-- and there's of course pleantly I'd like to go back and change-- specifically that lazy ass to ass "motion blur" 'animaiton' I used. But for a project for a not-even-all-that-serious animation class I'd say it's pretty neat
A lot of components were animated in Flash, exported as either a transparent MOV or a PNG image sequence and plopped into AE. I cheapingly tracked a lot of the footage with AE's standard motion tracker-- as I do not have Mocha (willing to experiment with it in the future, however).
Null object stuff, etc. I really like the possibilities AE holds-- so I'm hopefully geared to move towards a new more film like frontier.
My partner Lauren shot all the Footage on he Canon 5D, as well as animated many of the creatures featured. I didn't do much handdrawn because placing/tracking/compositing/editing was enough work on top of making my own characters as well, and editing the sound too.
Posted by Nicol3 - April 23rd, 2011
Working on finals and shit-- Can't wait to rape these fucking projects with my 15 inch long meat log.. you want relish with that? Taste the pain..
This is part of an animation I'm working on for class wit uh friend.. Lauren Lyon. She Shot tall duh video and I'm doing the tracking/ animation.. it's difficult shit to learn in just a week. But I'm having balls of fun with it.. here's another test..
Speaking of youtube. I need a new channel name. One that isn't as lame as hoodyhoowho.. I mean.. Harrypartridge has "HairryPawtridge", and Egoraptor has "Egorapist", and the guy across the street who climbs through the window every night to eat me out uninvited only asks that I call him, "Daddy"..
Nicol3's taken (I'll kill the bitch who has it if I have to) and Nicole Hamilton Sounds like an accountant in pittsburg who's blind in one eye and is against birth control because her uterus can't handle doctor-regulated chemicals. What do I dooooo?
Oh yeah, the fucking KKKollaab lab. Fuck that Shit. APRIL FOOLS! Naw just kidding. Okay, maybe I'm not kidding. Fuck. I'm actually still missing 3 entries and I just don't have the time/and resources right now to work on the backgrounds/other misc. grafix. You want a crude storyboard, though.. right? SOORRY CAN'T HELP YOU (yet.)
Here's some Russian animation. You can thank my Prof. For this one. By the grreeat Igor Kovalyov ( You'll recognise his visual design/style from aah Real monsters-- practically anything from Kalaspy Cuspo. Weird he's hardly mentioned on the K-C wiki.. )
First time I saw it I was gleefully dumbfounded. It's beautiful and gestural with SYMBOLISM for christsake (not a lot of western animation has SYMBOLS because animation's supposed to be mindless and funny, right?) Man, am I the only one who gets a Japanese Imperial art influence from this? Look at that staging... the anticipation of each pose-- it's delicious.
I think the way the story is told here is kinda what I've wanted to do with my work for a while. Making a narrative that your audience can follow, yet not truly understand at the same time. The person who posted this short nodded at a very David "Lynchian" theme going on here-- I totally see that. I'm reminded of Eraserhead (The cycle of life, 'love', relationships) and Muhulland Dr. Nice stuff.
Get out of my office.
Edit: Boo to new embed codes..
Posted by Nicol3 - February 27th, 2011
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