Ba Hons CG arts & Animation - UCA Rochester
Anatomy: Interim Online Review 05/10/2010Hey Ati,Okay – I know you’re behind with your work because you’ve had lots of other stuff to organize. I understand that. Of course, now – you have to work incredibly hard to catch up! I can’t comment on your creative project, as there isn’t any work for me to look at, or ideas to discuss. Please get your blog updates as soon as possible. I’d like you to visit 2nd year Leo Tsang’s unit 1 blog from last year for an example of what a great ‘creative development’ blog can look like; the brief was a little different then, but the expectation of what a student can produce in 5 weeks was not. Take the time to work backwards through his posts. This is what a creative project at degree level looks like…http://ltsang.blogspot.com/2009/10/final-portrait.html
What I can say is that you’ve for some nice drawings here, but I suggest you take the time in future to get your drawings better presented; a little bit of time spent in Photoshop, adjusting the levels and the brightness/contrast will mean that your drawings lose that yellow, dirty, unfocused appearance. For an example of students who are already doing this, visit Dan at http://drolph.blogspot.com/2010/10/lifedrawing-04102010.htmland Domantas’s drawings here: http://domantasinn.blogspot.com/2010/10/life-drawing-3.htmland Oriskalodes’ work athttp://orisagbemi-olorun.blogspot.com/2010/10/anatomy.htmlIf you’re unsure how to do it, drop a comment on their blogs and get some advice.
I know you’re worrying about the writing of the reviews and the written assignment; if you haven’t done so already please make an appointment to see study skills advisor, Tracey Ashmore; her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, you are welcome to discuss your project work with me too.A general reminder that, alongside everything else you need to have ready for crit day, you also need to submit an offline archive of your creative development blog. There is a way of exporting your blog as PDF via Blogger – which would be ideal for this purpose. Incase you missed the original post, Alan gives details here:http://ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-turn-your-blog-into-pdf-document.htmlAnd finally – now is the time to return to the brief; time and again, students fail to submit what they’ve been asked to produce – and how; usually because they haven’t looked properly at the brief, or haven’t done so since week one. Trust me on this; just take a few minutes with a highlighter pen to identify what is required, when, and how. Remember – non-submissions are dumb!
Agrrr ASAP Phil!