Friday, December 30, 2011
Alright so what is on today's agenda? First thing is, as most of you probably know already, we are launching fluffy-muffin.com on the Jan 1st. Hold your breath! Every day it is coming together more and more, When we launch it's going to be a rough polish meaning that not everything is exactly how we want it, annnd since we are not really being paid in any way it's most likely not going to get to the perfect point any time soon. BUT! Amazing none the less. So here are a couple more images that I didn't post last time of more sneak peaks at some of the functioning parts of the website. Also not to perfection YET.!
Alright! So now I'm off to work on that stuff some more, and my portfolio, and! a ASLA submission.
Until next time!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
So what have I been working on this break? Well I've been working alot on a project my girlfriend, check out her tumblr and blog :D, and a couple friends and I have been working on called Fluffy-Muffin.com. We've decided to launch a website about daily college life and post college life in the format of Comics and literature based musings updated several times a week. SO FAR its turning out to be a huge amount of work but very fulfilling.
We plan to pay for the hosting, and maybe an extra bit more, with ads placed within the site and a paypal donate button. Who knows, maybe we can come out even here! Anyways we are launching on the first so its been a scramble to get everything done for the big day. I'm realizing more and more though how its going to be a huge amount of ongoing work. We can do it! Check out some of the Images that I've been working on the last few weeks. All the hand drawn style elements are products of Alice Lee and the formatting is myself.
Keyshot Rendering. I've seen it do some incredible things and if all goes well with the trial I just might purchase. HOWEVER, I am so insanely broke right now I don't know if I can even afford the 100 bucks. SO. if you guys want to HELP ME PURCHASE :D all you have to do is take a look at my lovely advertisements :). I hate begging for money.... Until next time!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Well the quarter is over! The above picture is the aftermath of my studio desk and it was well worth it. Our presentation to the redmond arts commission was somewhat of a disappointment due to the attendence of only a single guest. Better than no guests I suppose. It was a stark difference to the review on Wednesday to professionals professors and students. Overall I think the quarter went fairly well and I think I was taught more this quarter than the previous three combined. It's been great.
So in other news, I now have a phone interview scheduled with a firm here in Seattle who is looking for a winter quarter intern! I am pretty excited to get the opportunity to talk to them in a form other than a resume or cover letter. Wish me luck!
Right now I am on a train on my way to California for the week where I shall finish my final rhino model and prepare for the interview!! Pictures to come as I go.
Until next time!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Relief, oh sweet relief. I feel so calm like the above picture I took in Taiwan this summer. A huge burden lifted off the shoulders. You know the feeling? So today we presented our work of the last few weeks to a panel of professors and professionals. I'd say it went fairly well but there are a couple of things
learned that I definitely want to share with you. First of all, presenting digitally is a whole different ball game than presenting on plots. For most of our presentations we decided
to use a site called prezi, a flash presentation site that has some cool features. Using the site you can zoom in and out of graphics, hide graphics within other graphics and reveal and a load of other things. However it can all be a bit overwhelming. There was one group that decided to go classic and plot out their boards rather than use digital and graphically I think there's was the best. I am now seeing why boards are the prefer medium for reviews like this. It is really easy to go back and look at specific graphics and remember specific talking points when all the graphics are right there in front of you at the end. In a power point or prezi format you must cycle through the images until you find the one the reviewer wants to talk about. This ended up being the dilemma for most of the presentations. However the traditional board had its imitations too. I dont think that the perspective views were as successful as they couild have been in a digital format. That being said I have come to be convinced that the best way is to have a plotted board/s up on display but simultaneously have the digital format for the main presentation. Then during reviews the reviewers can refer back to the printed boards. The other option is to set up 2 projectors each with a "plotted" board displayed on a prezi or a simple PDF and zoom in and out of those. I think for my next presentation I am going to try doing this on a prezi. Last tip, when working with prezi be very careful about the size of the images and types of images you upload. Uploading 2 flash documents has made our presentation essentially unopenable on the prezi website due to lack of memory. BEWAREEEE it could happen to you!!
Until next time!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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