Thursday, November 28, 2013

Link of the Week!

This Pinterest account is an expansive library of references for animation artists!
When you get the time, browse through the pins and save some of the images
to your own personal reference and inspiration folder. :)

- Jinny

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Secret Santa Rules 2013!

Hey guys! You should all have your Secret Santa Assignments by now! Here are the rules to keep in mind!

Secret Santa Rules

IF YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE EXPECT YOU TO TURN SOMETHING IN. In the many years we've had a lot of people make something but not get something in return, which always bums people out. We know that finals time is really busy, so please only sign up if you truly expect you will have time to create a piece.

- The deadline is our last meeting of the year! You must have your drawing ready to give this day! NO EXCEPTIONS!

- You will be getting an assignment for a character from and ISC member and they will in turn be getting your character. DO NOT TELL THEM YOU HAVE THEIR CHARACTER. This is SECRET Santa for a reason. You will be able to tell them when we exchange our drawings at the last meeting.

- Feel free to interpret their character however you'd like! There are no size or medium requirements. If you don't know the character, you may have to do a little research. If you get a character that you HATE, please try to depict them in a positive light! That is someone else's favorite character, so be nice. :)

- Make sure you have a physical drawing or object to give to your member! You can print it out, take a picture of it and print that, or just give them the original drawing!

- Just a remember that everyone is at different skill levels! It's the thought that counts, and we're not making these to be graded or critiqued. So be grateful when you receive your gift!

- Please write your name and your recipients name on the work as it gets quite chaotic when trying to find the correct owners for things!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We can't wait to see all the wonderful work you'll all do! Have fun!!!

Meeting Recap, 11/22


1) Just a reminder, there is NO MEETING this coming Friday because it's Thanksgiving Break! We hope you all have a great break!

2) Secret Santa assignments have been sent out and are expected to be done by our last meeting for exchanging! If you did not get your assignment then please contact me, Mercedes, and I'll gladly get it to you!

This week in the collective we had special guest, Rafael Rosado, come speak with us about storyboarding! He showed us the storyboarding process, told us about his experiences in the industry, critiqued some of our members boards, and gave us a rundown of all the shows and movies he's worked on over the years. It was great to see the storyboarding process and how it's done industry wise! 

To get the notes from the meeting just send us an email or ask a leader! We'll gladly get them for you!

See you all on the soon!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Link of the Week!

This week I thought we should give a shout out to our visiting artist Rafael Rosado! 

              Rafael is a storyboard artist, writer, director, comic book creator, and the list goes on. 

Oh, did I mention that he has worked on pretty much every animated television series from the past twenty years!!! Ok, I might be over exaggerating a little bit, but not that much really!!!

Don't believe me? Check out his IMDB page!

An amazing artist and we're thrilled to have him host the ASC meeting this week!!!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meeting Recap, 11/15


1) Our annual Secret Santa exchange has started up and the list for it is up on the ASC board to the left right when you enter the sandbox! All you need to do is write your name and favorite character on the sheet. The deadline for signing up is this coming Friday, and after that you'll all be given your member to do a drawing for. We want to stress the point that it doesn't have to be elaborate and that if you sign up you have to make your drawing. If you don't that member you had will be upset they didn't get one and we definitely don't want that!

2) This weeks meeting we will be having the very talented Rafael Rosado here to tell us about his experiences in the industry as well as show us his method of storyboarding! He has storyboarded for numerous television shows such as The Venture Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Men in Black: The Series, and Transformers Prime! So make sure to mark your calendars for this meeting!

3) The stop motion labs are up and running finally! If you want to work in them though you have to contact Tracy Robbins. She will send you a proposal paper to fill out that will allow you to reserve the space and equipment for all of your stop motion needs!

This week in the collective we had a character animation tutorial led by Kevin Harkness and William Oglesby. We were all given a rundown of the tools in Maya, how to create keyframes, the differences between inverse and forward kinematics, and how to use the graph editor. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone animate their rigged model in various ways!

See you all this Friday!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Link of the Week!

Friends in Your Head

For this link of the week, it's all about movie commentaries!! "What Are You Doing, Movie?" (Also known as "Friends in Your Head") are a group of artists ranging anywhere from writing to effects who get together and talk about movies. They have awesome insight into the industry, and are also super hilarious as well.

Total, they have over 100 commentaries, and you can listen to live once a week on Sundays too! Even if you aren't watching along with them (I usually just listen to them without the movie on, to be honest) they are a great way to pass time and learn things about the movie business. Here are a couple of the movies they did. There are ton more on their website.

- Jacob

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Meeting Recap, 11/8

Hey everyone!


1) On November 29th the very talented Rafael Rosado will be here to tell us about his experiences in the industry as well as show us his method of storyboarding! He has storyboarded for numerous television shows and worked with other media! So make sure to mark your calendars for this meeting!

2) This Fridays meeting features Character Animation in 3D with 2D animation principles! Definitely a meeting you all will not want to miss!

3) Our annual Secret Santa is coming up soon and we want to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to make a drawing for another member! Next weeks meeting there will be a sign up sheet to enter! Just make sure that if you're signing however that you will for sure be able to participate, we don't want anyone to be upset when they don't get a drawing of their favorite character!

This week in the collective we had a Character Building Workshop with the ISC! We whipped out some great gesture drawings and created some neat characters as well! The poses all of our members presented were amazing as well and greatly appreciated! We definitely hope to have another fun workshop with characters in the future!

See you all at next weeks meeting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Link of the Week!

This weeks link features an artist that is very inspirational to me, Maxime Mary!

Maxime is a Goeblins graduate from 2011 who interned with Walt Disney Animation and is currently working between various studios in Paris!

You should definitely check out his work on his blog and see some of the animations he's worked on!

There's also a fantastic interview with him HERE! Enjoy~!

~ Mercedes

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Meeting Recap, 11/1

Hey everyone!


1) Media studies seminar is no longer required for animation majors. That credit can now be replaced with any class that is not animation related. For example: Glass Blowing, Writing Fiction, etc. If anyone is interested, you can talk to Charlotte Belland and she'll happily help you out.

2) Our next meeting is a Character Building Workshop alongside the ISC! We definitely can't wait to share some character building principles with you all and see what kinds of characters you cook up!

This week in the collective we had a tie-in meeting with ISC about Gif Making! Adam Osgood was the guest speaker and he gave a great tutorial on gif making and what programs are the best to use! We also looked at his line of work and how he got to where he is today. It was a great meeting and we had a lot of fun making gifs alongside the ISC!

We'll see you all next week!