Monday, May 31, 2010

Online portfolio.



The system demands a nice and round portfolio, therefore, we will give it to them.


Vera's online portfolio

And it's form follows it's primary function: to communicate design.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Effects

Effects animation could be rather considered advanced motion dynamics. The thrill one experiences while roughing out the motion of fluids or the dissipation of smoke is liberating. The creation of complex particle behavior with a pencil would definitely fall into the visual natures physics analysis category and the power of one's observation of the forces that govern this universe.





ratsinthewalls

Rats in the Walls is a current art direction project that has been engaging me in the exploration of new styles and new visual conceptions of space. Working with two tone high contrast images gives the opportunity to study the power of the siluette, as well as refine compositional skills in storyboarding.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stone + straight jacket



A flash character pre-development.

Friday, May 7, 2010

One day - one essay.



An optimist would perhaps state that every day is worth living for the simple reason of being, existing. A "descartian" optimist would defy the joy of everyday existence in the process of thought ignited by the daily routine. A caffeine accelerated mind will definitely grab this opportunity as an inspiration for a long term project: one day one visual essay.

First essay. On creation.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

BGger than life.

An animation without a context is, perhaps, a product of vanity, since what drives its creation is the sole concern for the beauty of the movement. A background, even as simple as a colour card, has the opportunity to enhance animation.

These two illustrations were background assignments at VFS that required extra care, since they supposed to mimic the style of the Sam & Max animated show.




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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Release.



Our minds are pushed towards the creation of panoptic visions, shivering sounds, wild beats. That is the world of The Release. A world in which a man within a man gallops towards a release, his release, his freedom.

The piece was created in less than a month as part of the flash course we take as VFS classical animation students. Therefore, there was serious time restriction for the completion of the animation. Enjoy this glimpse of an idea getting out of a human's head.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Untamable Matter



In a surrealistic display an enigmatic performer, The Creator, reveals the audience the conception of thought and image by manipulating time in the world of animation. My final project at VFS is a questioning of the media in which the film was created, as well as a tribute to animation, therefore it plays with timing and movement not only on a conceptual level, but also on a technical one.

Without the human mind, time stops, sec, minutes, frames do not exist. Time is a variable that partly defines our entire cosmovision, controlling it would mean control our surrounding. Controlling it would mean controlling past, present, future. This could sound impossible, meanwhile, the true deconstruction of the 4th dimension already exists. Animation breaks down time into drawings, into symbols, into arcs, freezing and capturing 1/24th of a one second movement. Obtaining that, creating that means, at least for me, regaining time at human's service. "Untamable Matter" is just a humble attempt to portray these fascinating qualities.