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Special Effects Ideas

I’m in a team with Jade and Avi for my Special Effects project. We pretty quickly decided on filming a short 30 second shot or small clip of shots of a steampunk looking man sitting beside a pillar, reaching into his pocket, and pulling out a clockwork bug, which then flies off. I mentioned that there’s a really interesting park near where I live, and all three of us went to visit it, get some reference shots, and plan some more ideas. We then came back, and have been sorting out through online voice calls more on the idea.

Avi has drawn some concept art of the bug, shown below, and I have worked on finalising the design with Avi. Jade has been working on organising with the park about if we’re allowed to record footage there, and later she will be assisting in the texturing stages of the bug. We also researched into suitable props and clothing for the actor to wear.

Avi’s initial concept art.
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Jade’s texturing ideas
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My updated version and ideas.
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frosty bug

After completing my step, we’ll all talk together again, and take our ideas to create a final design to turn into 3D.

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High Resolution Concept Art

Here’s three pieces of concept art I have created for print in relation to my double project. This is part of the last step, after this I cannot be creating any more concept art.

This image of Downtown shows a run down middle/lower class area. Not very well looked after, as you can tell from the graffiti dotted around the walls, and the poor lighting. The city skyline is visible in the background, and the main rail line runs over the bridge, separating the two class areas.

Downtown

This image of a high rise high tech office has a clear view overlooking the city. This office was designed to be used by the CEO of a large company, and so he has the best of gadgets, like this computer table, with a holographic screen.

Office View

This character’s name is Lou. He’s very mysterious, and his dress style doesn’t suit the location, which adds more to the character. I plan on doing a lot with this character, so I don’t plan on giving too much away.

Lou

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Website Design Styles

I have send multiple emails to the client, but he must not be working over the weekend to read them, meaning I have to wait until Monday before resuming communication. In the meantime, I have used today to create three website designs in Photoshop. All of them use WordPress themes, but can be made without it. The images I am hoping that the client will be able to provide, otherwise I have told the client that I can visit them on site and take pictures for them.

Here are the three designs I have created.

1st style

2nd style

3rd style

The client can choose one of these designs, or can mismatch components from these designs, or choose their own designs. These are just to give the client an idea of how the end product may look.

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Self Study Timetable

This timetable, although similar to my previous one, has some notable changes.

The first you’ll notice is that I’ve added more text over the coloured blocks to show what block represents what part of the course. This should alleviate some confusion which people had with the previous timetable. Additionally, I now work for 3 solid days on the Double Project. It’s going to take a lot out of me, but I think it’s going to be worth it. My two break days are on the same days as Uni, as opposed to the weekend in the previous semester.

For this, I’ll be working 13 hours (inc breaks) on the Creative Practice and SFX projects, and 39 hours (inc breaks) on the Double Project.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:00am
7:30am
8:00am
DP
Study
DP
Study
DP
Study
Drive
PP
Study
SFX
Study
8:30am
9:00am
Uni
Professional Practice
9:30am
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am
11:30am
12:00pm Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30pm Drive Lunch Break
1:00pm
DP
Study
DP
Study
DP
Study
PP
Study
SFX
Study
1:30pm
Uni
Double Project
Uni
Special Effects
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm
3:30pm
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm Break Break
5:30pm Drive
DP
Study
DP
Study
DP
Study
Drive
PP
Study
SFX
Study
6:00pm
6:30pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
8:00pm
8:30pm
9:00pm
9:30pm