The Triplets of Belleville

It's been several weeks, because I needed some time to think and also they were busy weeks. Anyway, it's been several weeks since I've seen "The Triplets of Belleville" (or "Les triplettes de Belleville" in the original French). It's a highly regarded animation film, one of the finest examples of French animation, and I just needed time … Continue reading The Triplets of Belleville

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Newton

This has nothing to do with Isaac Newton. It's just the name of the animation exercise we were given, since it deals with gravity. Yes, it is a silly connection, but the name stays. In this exercise we were supposed to drop three things on our character: a feather, a ball, and a stone block - … Continue reading Newton

Thursday

And we cap the week - and my description of it - with Thursday, which I enjoy quite a bit. First lesson is Animation Fundamentals, and I like it. A lot. Definitely my favourite of the practical classes (I might like one of the theoretical ones better). The reason is very simple - we make animations. … Continue reading Thursday

Wednesday

I... don't like Wednesdays. It's not even for a particularly good reason, just some things that combined to create annoyance. Let's start at the beginning. First lesson is Cinema Fundamentals, and it's actually really cool. We've learned about one shots, cuts and what we can do with audio. We've also watched and analysed "Citizen Kane", and … Continue reading Wednesday

Monday

After some pause due to a slight overload in home assignments, I return to a hopefully more consistent schedule. So, Monday! We start our practical part of the week with Screen Design. It's a little hard to explain what it's about, but basically the teacher is trying to train us to convey meaning through more abstract … Continue reading Monday

Fundamental principals in culture and a little assignment

It's just a philosophy class, really. It's nothing too exciting. So far we've covered Plato and Aristotle, specifically their thoughts on Ideas and opinions regarding artists. So the latter point is actually pretty cool - Plato has some interesting reasons to look down on artists - but that's the most of it, unfortunately. Next is Nietzsche, one of … Continue reading Fundamental principals in culture and a little assignment