Knossos: Sketches

March 18, 2012

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I’ve decided to blog about my MFA Thesis project more for introverted use than extroverted. I’ve always been bad at journals of my work and I think it’s because I could not easily include video and web assets.  Now that Cindy has brought me over to the WordPress district of The Tubes I figured I’d […]

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Why study Visual Effects as a Theme Park designer?

March 18, 2012

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What do you do when you want to learn a new skill?  Some read books.  Some talk to friends about the topic. Others dip a toe in to see if it’s “their thing”.  Me, I lead with my head. In 2008 while working at Thinkwell Design, I discovered that the skills and techniques of 3D […]

Learning Animation

March 18, 2012

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The theories and processes behind computer animation are not too far removed from the process of creating a scene change on stage.  You have motion over time that must be choreographed in both a functional and aesthetic way.  The addition of character and emotion to the equation is the real challenge for me.  While I […]

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Compositing: My humble beginnings

March 18, 2012

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This is my first attempt at shooting and compositing a scene. I am actually really pleased with this project as it didn’t take me that long to get up to speed on these techniques. The color is awful, and it’s by no means professional quality, but I learned a lot from this process and things […]

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U.S. Drag

February 20, 2012

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This was the last show I did with Furious Theatre Co in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre.  Both Scenic and Lighting Designs were mine and I had a number of very tricky elements.  The most difficult was the drawer that came out of the down left “curb”.  It needed to function as a seat but also […]

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Minoan Architecture

February 19, 2012

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The Minoan culture was one of the first civilizations to build large cities in Europe.  For the time period their architecture was certainly more advanced than their contemporaries, but they were lacking in one major element, the Arch.  Their construction techniques made use of Post and Lintel structures.  This technique does not allow for a […]