Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coming Soon / Trailers

So, what have we got here? Lots of highly seductive, expertly machined trailers for films that look keen to break the recent spate of blockbuster-sized 'meh'.  Personally, I think Hugh Jackman looks very fetching with a beard, Fassbender might get me to finally watch a game-to-film adaptation on the big screen and Verbinski's A Cure For Wellness looks wonderfully uncanny.  As for Guardians 2 - well, all I can say is bring it on, because the first one was the most fun I've had at the cinema for an age.  Ah trailers - the victory of hope over experience!

FAO Everyone: Life Drawing Halloween Special / "Beware The Judderman!"

Beware the Judderman...

Life-drawing / Wednesday October 26th / Halloween Special...

FAO CAA Yr 1: Contextual Studies: Kath's Presentation & Essay Guidance Presentation @ myUCA

Kath's presentation from last week in regards to your presentations and essays for Contextual Studies is available now on myUCA/Contextual Studies.  Please ensure your classmates have seen this message.  Many thanks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

FAO CAA Year 2: Narrative Collaboration Project / Online Greenlight Review

Friday 21st October is your Narrative (Collaboration) Greenlight Review

Your OGR is to be presented as a single graphically designed PDF presentation (excluding video or audio) uploaded to your studio blog (via scribd). It's cover and overall design should reflect your studio's branding and the theme of your animated film. 

Your presentation should also include...

1) Your studio name (brand development) & your own names.
2) The sentence, conlfict, & genre.
3) The allocation of roles.
4) An overview (logline) of your core idea.
5) A brief explanation of how you've incorporated your genre.
6) A Script.
7) A Storyboard.
8) An Animatic: This may be a moving storyboard or a series of experiments such as editing sound or existing footage to gain insight into the beats of your story.
9) An Approach to Visual Storytelling: Give a brief explaination of how style and limitation is driving your stotytelling experience.
10) Production Design (beginning to current): Evolution of Character, Environment, & Prop Designs.
11) Sound Design: Any experiments that have been made towards creating a soundscape.
12) Production (Technical Sign Off): An explination of how pratically you're going to approach this work.
13) A Timetable / Plan: Give a brief overview of how the reminder of the project will be organised.

Finally as second year students and as veterans of OGR's you are experienced and therefore capable of making judgments regarding what is suitable for a presentation in which the goal is to gain the go-ahead to move into production. Use your instincts around what you feel is the most appropriate and right amount of information. Feedback will be given in person during tutorials on Tuesday 25th October. The times are:

10.30am: Group 4 - Krissy, Pip, Katie.
10.50am: Group 2 - Danielle, Eleanor, Beccy.
11.10am: Group 7 - Ian, Aureo, Bradley, Hannah.
2.20pm: Group 5 - Almu, Rebecca, Tom.
2.40pm: Group 6 - Danni, Tom, Rhys, Sam.
3.00pm: Group 3 - Mark, Louis, Manisha.
3.20pm: Group 1 - Joe, Thomas, Dee.

FAO CAA Yr 1: Invisible Cities #21 (Cloud City)

Monday, October 17, 2016

FAO Everyone: CAA Has A New Campus Registry Officer - New Email Contact

Dear all - as some of you may now, Natalie Holmes has now left UCA to have a baby!!! We have a new Campus Registry Officer - Gayle Baldwin - and you need to email Gayle re. your absence notifications etc.  Gaye's email is - please make a note of it and ensure your classmates have seen this notification.  Many thanks!