Personal projects, client work a treehouse for your kid? Tell us about your ongoing Summer work.
woohoo! proud of you!
orchard supply hardware has a lifetime guarantee with a receipt! they'll replace it regardless of how it died haha.
I've discovered writing recently, who knew. It's nice to do something non-animation/illustration related occasionally that also, in a round about way, informs my work when I return to it. Win, win haha
I really want to broaden my crafty skills. I spend too much time on a screen, so would like to experiment making objects. I remember when I was a kid I used to make shoebox dioramas so was thinking I could revamp that somehow! Basically I want to learn how to use a glue gun without burning my fingers off.
It is open for people to join.
I recently teamed up with a designer I worked with 7 years ago, we've been bidding on some ambitious projects, motion and non-motion. Exciting but hardwork, spent the past week planning budget / scope document for one project, (realising we probably needed a producer onboard)
Fun stuff... bought kayaks and paddling the waterways at the end of my street on the warm evenings.
is it open for people to join or is this a SCAD thing only?
This is crazy-- good to know.
I have a personal short I'm working on, very much in the beginning stage, so lot of planning. Work is full steam ahead for the summer. I'm leading two videos that are complete opposite styles, but it's a fun challenge. In the fall I'll have lots of awesome projects to show for!
Ha! Enough folks like me start going to Lowes and that guarantee will die as quickly as my plants do
Good stuff, Matt!
It really is! Have to reign myself in sometimes. Ha! Good luck with yours.
I think you're talking about gif challenge. But the books are super cool and I highly recommend both
If its gif challenge. We had this class at SCAD called design for motion taught by Austin Shaw (same guy who wrote the book.) where you just make styleframes every week based off a word. That carried into a facebook group for alumni with the same premise. I was more into animaton though so when I graduated I made gif challenge with the same premise. One word prompts every week and you challenge someone else in the group to keep each other committed.
Check it out here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1079783502092959/
I believe in you!
hopefully mine will just take 1 full day :) haha.. halfway there!
fun fact: lowes has a 1 year guarantee, if your plant dies they will refund you. Which is good because pretty sure our palm is already on its way out, haha.
just saw these the other day. Very cool, Matt.
Lisa said that is the one thing she wish she would have paid for that we did not-- it took sooooooo long.
whoa! this sounds super cool-- would love to hear more about it.
I find plants always brighten a room! Snake plants are really in right now according to my GF haha
Working with a friend who does not do motion, but is a pretty decent writer/researcher on a series of shorts.
Also, trying to finally get my own short off the ground-- a task that has taken wayyyyyy too long.
Finally finishing the last section of School Of Motions Rigging Bootcamp
my living room is finally looking good, so excited to keep making that pretty, haha. (thats the only thing i can talk about)
I've been seeing a movie every week this year and making looping gifs about each one. At times I hate this project, but its also taught me a bunch and has been a lot of fun trying to create things so quickly. Also I've enjoyed a big majority of the movies I've seen, which definitely helps haha.
Here's a video with the first six months if anyone is interested:
i'm doing my wedding invites too! haha it's kinda hard working on something so personal.
thats great! I have only ever got up to Day 8 but it was always a fun thing to work on during down time :) Congratulations on making it through!
Refining that basics is always a good idea!
I'm gonna take the plunge into c4d 🏊 and i've been considering polishing off my drawing/painting skills. going back to basics here!
I managed to get through it but it definitely felt like a chore a couple of times! I would really recommend it though.
I run a group with a bunch of people from school called gif challenge. Weekly prompts to get you designing and animating short content. Then I try to get an industry pro each week to critique the peoples work.
Otherwise ive been reading two great books - "Animators survival guide" and "The best places to work."
I also brought my car to NYC to escape more northeast some of the weekends so thats fun.
Personal project (that I haven't yet actually started). Animating to a bit of audio, but finding it hard to make time! :-/
That sounds great! I've tried multiple times to illustrate for 30 days and something always seems to get in the way. Maybe I can finally do it this summer haha
I started 30 days of illustration after getting some advice from the people on here, which I have been loving.
Going to start a little walk cycle animation for a friend as a music video for some tracks that he's releasing later in the summer.
And finally, my wedding invites. Trying not to overthink them but looking forward to the challenge.