Monday, 14 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

FILM REVIEW; The Shining (1980) By Stanley Kubrick

Fig.1
The 1980 (US 23rd May & UK 7th November)  British-American Psychological horror film, The Shining was Filmed and produced by Stanley Kubrick which is based on  Stephen King's novel which is also called "The Shining" which was published in 1977. 

Jack Torrance who is redeeming from alcohol and also a writer obtains a job with the occupation as a off season caretaker at a isolated hotel. On the other hand the writers child Danny Torrance possess psychic abilities which allows him see paranormal activities from the past and the future for instance the ghosts who invade the hotel.

Fig.2
Throughout the film the camera angles are mostly presented as one point perspective for instance"Fig 2" where Danny with the psychic abilities encounters the twins. It appears Kubrick wanted the audience to mainly focus on what's ahead. In addition, majority scenes are mainly placed on the hall ways of the isolated hotel which presents a very narrow path. Also from looking at the scenery of "Fig.2" Danny is trapped which only leaves him either to proceed straight pass the twins or turn away and be haunted.

Fig.3
The production designs contributes along with the plot of the film. The beginning of the film the colour used are very peaceful and full of nature when you see the sights  when the Torrance family are on their journey to the isolated hotel. But as the plot gets more intense and frightening the colour used for the production designs gets redder and redder as you can see on "Fig.3". Kubrick wanted to use the colour red as the story progresses to show the audience and make them feel that there are some upcoming activities that will occur throughout. The way Jack Torrance is glaring at the servant looks very sinful and that just co-operates along with the scene. 

Fig 4.
The role of the wife of Jack Torrance and the mother of Danny Torrance was played very well. At first her character wasn't active or really involved within the beginning of the film but when the climax kicks in her character comes out of its shell where she gets terrorised and she has to do something about it. From looking at "Fig.4" and evidence which I picked out from the net "she does look like she's genuinely filled with fear - but doesn't have much else to do". Kubrick made her character  very vulnerable where she had to face against her possessed husband who is trying to murder her and their son. She didnt want to believe the actions that her husband was occurring so she had to be cruel to be kind for her and Danny to survive by attacking her Jack Torrance while being scared as you can see on "Fig.4" her shocked faced being focused while her surroundings are blurry.


References:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

http://1.fwcdn.pl/ph/10/20/1020/182490.1.jpg

http://www.cinematheia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/0001.jpg

https://fallingfromvertigo.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/the_shining_back.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(film)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/The_Shining_poster.jpg


WIM; Non UV & Uv View for final piece (in progress)


 
I managed to do some improvements with my UV mapping and placing my models in the right location from my concept art.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

WIM; UV Lauout

Here is my uv layout of my city. There are still some features that are missing and the positioning and sizes of the buildings are not finalised. In addition I did find the UV mapping very diffidult and Im still trying to work my way through it.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Concept Art (Referring to feedback)

This is the outcome of my concept following up from the most recent feedback which I received from my previous concept art.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Concept 2nd Attempt (Referring to feedback)


My concept piece edited referring to the feedback which I received from the first concept.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

WIM; City Concept (Clarice Cliff) *1st Attempt*


My first attempt doing a concept piece for my city with the collaboration of Clarice Cliff. I spent most of my time colouring since it was most challenging for me. 

Developed Thumbnails (114-122)


Monday, 16 November 2015

Yoso Thumbnails 76 - 92 (Silhouette + referring to feeback)


Shape Extarction - Clarice Cliff (Referring to feedback)


These were the shapes that I was able to detect through my collaborators (Clarice Cliff) work. I will be using these shape to create my city such as duplicating, cutting and deforming them.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Aureo Antonio's WIM OGR

WIM ONLINE Greenlight Review

Yoso Thumbnails 72-75

Yoso Thumbnails 66-71

Yoso Thumbnails 61-65

Yoso Thumbnails 55-60


Yoso Thumbnails 50-54

Yoso Thumbnails 44-49

Yoso Thumbnails 37-43

Yoso Thumbnails 30-36

Yoso Thumbnails 20-29


Yoso Thumbnails 11-19

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Yoso Thumbnails 1-10

Aureo Antonio's WIM; Travelogue; Yoso要素

Going through the peaceful forest which is filled with Sakura blossoms on trees and on the ground you would officially arrive at the elemental city of Earth, Water, Wind, Wood, Fire and Metal known as "Yoso" (Elements in Japanese). As you arrived at the city you will see statues of Classical Chinese guardian lions which you will have to walk pass through. The floor is made out of concrete but at the same time looks deserted. There are also trees with healthy looking leaves. The city is lived by 5 different clans of shaolin and monks (Earth, Water, Wind, Wood, Fire & Metal) also they have each have their own headquarter which is a temple which the structure looks very similar to a Chinese one. In each clan headquarter temple buildings they have their symbol of their clan displayed outside. There are also a few steps of stairs while entering the headquarters.

After going passing the path of the headquarters there is a bridge up ahead which leads you to a colossal castle where you have to walk up the stairway to enter the building. This is the main castle where all the shaolin and monks get together for meetings and other enquirers. The castle looks like it has been built many centuries ago and there's a massive layer of rock underneath the waters which is keeping the castle stable till this day. The main castle is surrounded by the trees like it’s a hidden building. The lookout tower buildings are also visible in the city of Yoso which is often to look at the high exterior view of the outskirts of the city such as the mountains, temples and grasslands. In this city, the citizens use clouds as transport to travel from one location to another. They could even sit down on them without falling or even stand on them but all is takes is focus and control of energy. Without that they will fail. The deserted ground floor where there’s rarely any grass where the lookout towers is located, the shaolin and monks train and spar with each other there. In each clan’s headquarters there are row full of Chinese buckets on the ground and they are used to collect water from the forest which is just outside of the city of Yoso. There are also other buckets which are filled with hot water and rocks which the shaolin and the monks use to punch to practice strength and endurance of pain.

Inside each building of the headquarters there is huge space in centre which is used as the fighting area and surrounding them are massive pillars which holds the buildings from the inside and the outside together. In addition there are also statues too and as you walk straight as you enter the building you will see a scroll which is fully sealed by source of energy which only the leader of each clan can breakthrough. Also inside the building there are stands around place which candles are placed.

Yoso also has its own messenger which is a dragon which only fly’s around the city and it also levitates too so it cannot touch the ground. The dragon delivers and sends letters off to citizens within the city. Cause the dragon can’t go on the ground the citizens will have to use the flying clouds to collect the letters or parcel which it has for them. When citizens have festivals in the city they normally wear a traditional mask which has a face of a human or animal with several designs on them. The high grey mountains around the back of the city are where the shaolin’s and monks go meditate. Just below the mountains there is a blacksmith store where they sell, repair and upgrade weapons such as, swords, numchucks, daggers, staffs and several more. There’s never a time that you won’t hear sound smashing and cutting from the blacksmith and you will never see the workers not sweating of hard work. Opposite the black smith there’s a path which leads you to the supermarket with the roof made out of bamboo stick with various fruits and vegetables displayed in rows. It is the main market of the city. It is a very busy market so you see a lot of citizens walking around any purchasing groceries.

Yoso also has a small pottery store where they make and sell vases, cups and plates. Within these potteries in the store they all have interesting designs of cities and illustrations with some beautiful colours. There is also a common room which is also a café where citizens go to sit and communicate with each other. This the place where citizens actually form and develop stronger bonds with each other. Inside every building from the city of Yoso the floorings are all wooden and smooth which looks marble with the reflections of the surroundings. The huge pillars inside to hold the buildings have interesting illustrations designs on them. The illustrations are also around the walls in the interiors. The nightlife in the city of Yoso looks very alive with the bright lights coming from the fires and lights from the outside and from the inside of the buildings. This is where the shaolin and monks come out and put up a show by doing chorography of martial arts and their special elemental abilities built within their clan. In addition they also combine their elements together to create surrealist display to the other citizens in Yoso. However secretly around the outskirts of Yoso where the mountains are there is a hidden path which leads you to a cavern which looks like a laboratory of different types of species and clones are being held inside a container.

Life Drawing Week 5


My drawing with the chalk was very challenging and I found it very difficult so that's something I'm looking to practice more to improve