Monday, September 28, 2015

Project 1A - Blockville

PROJECT 1: BLOCKVILLE
Rock out with your blocks out!

1. Find 10 images that use scale contrast and composition to help create a sense of size and distance.  Post them to your blog with the title, "Project 1: Reference Material." Make sure you credit the artist for his/her work and provide a title, date, and a link back to the site that provided the work.

Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).  

How's about some Piranesi? From the Carceri (Prisons) c. 1745-50. 
These have been a big influence on just about everybody designing big, fantastical scenes with gigantic architectural scale.

2. Choose 3 of the images and recreate them using only blocks and basic geometric primitives. Make sure you create a separate camera to maintain your shot composition. Render them out as 1000 pixel wide jpgs. Post them to your blog by Monday, October 5.

BLOG
You are required to keep a blog for this course and post all of your lab projects there. If you're new to bloggin', I recommend blogger.com as it's free and easy to use. If you find a service that works better for you, however, by all means, go for it. Yes, you may use a blog you have started before this class, just make sure you label your posts clearly so I don't get cranky. Once you have your blog set up, post your name and your blog's URL as a comment to this post. You must do this today, Monday, September 28. Check the comments section of this post for an example of how to do this.

PHOTO
Take a photo of your self and post it in the "about me" section of your blog by today, Monday, September 28.

READING
Each week, you'll have a reading or two and will write a reflective essay related to your project. You'll post your writing assignment to your blog along with your studio work. Your written reflection is 25% of your project grade and must be posted before class on Monday, October 5.
Here are your readings for the first week:
Reflective Essay Writing Tips For College Students
Interview with Joe Sanabria, Lead Artist, Fallout: New Vegas

Additional resources you may wish to consult:
cgsociety.org
conceptart.org

REFLECTIVE ESSAY:
Reflect on the process of doing your research and creating your scene. In two or three clear, precise paragraphs, try to answer at least three of the following questions: Did the interview give you any ideas on how to approach your project? Did you start with a plan and stick to it, or were there some unexpected discoveries along the way? Which do you think is your best final image? How did you decide a scene was 'finished'? Did you return to your work to edit it?  Did you have some ideas of images you wanted to work with or did you just dive into the internet and start looking? Did you learn anything from this project that will become a part of your regular creative process? What kind of emotional responses were you trying to evoke in your imagery?

DEMO MATERIALS:
Here is a 10 minute video to get you started with Blockville!

 How To Render:

18 comments:

Ken Johnson said...

Pangenitor130.tumblr.com is Ken's blog

Kyla Beans said...

Link to Kyla's blog site: http://kylabeansemda.blogspot.com/

Landon Morrison said...

Here's my blog ^^
http://gamedesigndragoneggs.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Bodi said...

Here's the link to the class portion of my blog
http://50.87.248.248/~turbospr/blog/?page_id=191

Brent Anon said...

^ http://masseyemda.blogspot.com/

KitanaMarie said...

http://kitanamarie.blogger.com

Kitana Connelly

George Fernandez said...

http://gfjmodeling.blogspot.com/

Claire Hull said...

Accidentally posted it on 1B so...I'm going to repost my link here, too -- woops! http://claireharts.tumblr.com/

Tyler Tike said...

Tyler Teich: http://superhyperhedgey.blogspot.com/

Matthew Bohn said...

Matthew Bohn: http://emda352.blogspot.com

Tyler Hansen said...

http://thansen-emda.tumblr.com/

Jeremy Selinger said...

Jeremy Selinger: jsbadasseryin3d.blogspot.com

KitanaMarie said...

http://kitanamarie.blogspot.com

****Kitana Connelly

Jordan in Oregon said...

Jordan Land
http://www.jordanlandphotography.blogspot.com/

Josh Ellis said...

Joshua Ellis
https://jelliscreations.wordpress.com/

Chris Hodgson said...

Chris Hodgson
http://makinpics.blogspot.com/

Johann Olegario said...

http://johannolegario.tumblr.com/

Meghan Poore said...

http://pinballwilliams.tumblr.com/ (password is EMDA353)