Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ringling Shorts

Head over to ringling.edu to watch all the shorts. - found @ Kevan Shorey's blog

"Emily in the Clouds", "Gotch Ya'" are cool. Remember my hatred for the lower eye lid twitch? It's in "Snack Attack"... But there is some awesome timing stuff in that one too. Love it how he wants to grab the steak but then hits glass wall. "Fame and Fortune" is by Nick Pitera, which has crazy singing skills.


Anonymous said...

These are great. All of them are of high quality. Some of the stories are a bit silly, though.

shiva said...

these are so fun. i liked funny fueds.

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Bernie Warman said...

This is AWESOME!
It is one person movie done in the undergrad. I know what JD thinks about short movies against exercise. But still, a good short movie (I am not saying that all of these are good) is very powerful and take u apart of the others as a story teller.
Thanks for the post! This is gold!

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Like I told Bernie before, I'm not against shorts, not at all.If you got the time and money to do it, go for it.

I just think in a situation where students are faced such harsh visa problems, I would use all the time you have on animation and not on story development, storyboarding, character design, modeling, rigging, texturing, then finally animation, then sim, rendering, compositing, sound design, sound editing, scoring and then final edit and distribution.

Just sayin'. :)

Bernie Warman said...

Hey JD,

I understand what you mean and I think you are right. Specially now that you listed all those steps in the sohrt's process...OMG!It takes so many things to do a short.... I think I am gonna drop animation and continue only with the step-dance in braille :)

Anonymous said...

Bernie, you've always had a dancer's grace!

Bernie Warman said...

Thanks Lyz :)

Dance is very important to me, it is part of my life. It is who I am.

My entire life resumes to dancing and designig biquinis :)

Erik Lee said...

I'm wondering how there program works so well, every short almost have above average stander, whatever modeling, rigging, texturing and lighting, even animation is good. how come their student have time to make it?
almost everyone have a huge "special thanks", I think we might need to find our "special thanks" as well for our short!:-P

always good to see other school works and different style, good post as usual!

Anonymous said...

Some of these shorts are a joke right?!

Won't mention any in particular but why someone would invest so much time and effort to produce something so unappealing is beyond me.

Even quirky designs like that of Aardman has a good visual and narrative quality to its animation.

Maybe I have just been brain washed by the whole Pixar/Dreamworks/Disney thing.

(Don't get me wrong, alot of good stuff in there too!)

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Sure, not all of them are stellar, but that's a given. It's difficult to do, otherwise everybody would do it, right?

But even if they are less than good, the experience of going through a full production cycle is priceless.

Again, if you can do it, do it. Just be realistic about your priorities.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't particular commenting on the quality but the subject matter of some of the shorts.

Isn't it in the students and tutors interest to atleast suggest that a particular type of content will lose you an audience amongst some people, some of which may even be potential recruiters!

I know fart jokes and toilet humour are common amongst alot of feature animation but it might be wise to draw a line at a certain level of vulgarity.

I'm not a prude. I think in the right contexts fart jokes are funny. I still vividly remember being in stitchs, like to the extent that it hurt, when I first saw the camp site scene in Blazing Saddles.

I would think these students have spent alot of money to pursue a career in animation and I feel it would be a shame if they lost out because of someones personal taste.

Jean-Denis Haas said...

Ah, got it.

Yep, agreed.