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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

City Installation Art Piece

I am proposing a work of art that involves the whole community.

The whole community will be asked to engage in the artful transformation of the alley space between 2620 and 2622 West Simpson Street. The space right now is a waste. It is home to dumpsters, trashcans, and rodents. This artful transformation will not only make it into a work of art, but also a beautiful model for the community.

I will empty out the alley of all the garbage and waste. Then, I will close the area off with a glass wall for viewers to watch the transformation as it takes place. Once the wall is up, the next part of the project can take place. People within the community will be asked to bring empty glass bottles to the addresses stated previously. They will take these bottles to the top floors of the buildings where they will launch the glass into the alley. The glass will break and pile up. This will create a beautiful scene of broken glass. Below the glass will be a set of lights. Once the alley is filled with glass. The lights will be turned on. The light will reflect off of every shard of glass above it causing a beautiful visual. After this, a floor will be built above the glass and lights. The floor will be strong enough for people to walk on. The community that helped create this will be able to engage with the project again. They can walk above the glowing lights and flashing reflections to see the beautiful visual masterpiece that they helped create.

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Comics Convention Draws a Colorful Crowd

With wizard in its name, there’s nothing to suggest a Harry Potter-esque focus on wands and cauldrons.

It has a seminar on coloring comic books, but it starts with Monet’s Woman With Parasol and a half-hour of still frames from Bambi. It had a family-friendly atmosphere, but there’s a booth for an online porn site.

The three-day Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-Con at the Convention Center, the 11th Wizard convention here, is at once everything a comic convention sounds like and at times nothing like it at all.


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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

GEORGE LUCAS - Filmmakers Will “Pre-Visualize” Movies Before Making Them

George Lucas has disclosed that his company is developing an advanced form of storyboarding that will allow filmmakers to create a virtual version of their planned movies on a computer before they actually begin shooting it.

In an interview with today's (Monday) Chicago Tribune, Lucas said that the system will "pre-visualize" a film. "Everyone involved can know what the movie will look like before they shoot," he said."

Lucas indicated that he is also developing an editing system that will at once be "more sophisticated and much more simple" and will "make editing available to more people."

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Studios prepare future 3D franchise installments

Within five to seven years, I expect all movies out of Hollywood to be in 3-D," Jeffrey Katzenberg predicted at the recent 3DX conference in Singapore.

"In sound, we've gone from vinyl to 8-track to cassette to CD to digital," the DreamWorks maven said. "The flatscreen movies of today are the equivalent of vinyl records."

If so, when it comes to live-action tentpoles, it seems as if most of Hollywood is still clinging to their turntables and LPs.

Stereo 3-D is the rage in animation, but there have been no announcements of a Batman, Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean or other existing or potential franchise in 3-D, other than James ...


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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Animation Training Tutorials: Jason Ryan Animation Webinars

Animation Training Tutorials

Jason Ryan Animation Webinars

Jason Ryan, a professional animator, gives online lectures on the art and the craft of animation.

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