Twilight crawling through my windowpane

Saturday, April 14, 2007

It's been a busy week. As an animation student, I'm no stranger to screwing up my sleep schedule so that I can see night turn to day, but this week I had to capture this orange glow that was flooding the apartment. It was very cool.
Speaking of twilight, here's a closeup pic of the new iPod I got to replace the one that got stolen from me:I know that the dirty thief has to be someone from Art Fundamentals or Animation, possibly in my year (which irritates me the most) since the iPod was stolen while charging at a line testing computer while I was sitting within view (but obviously not paying attention).
Anyway, the stolen iPod had the zen saying "The reverse side also has a reverse side". My new iPod has "Am I awake or do I dream?" Which is a lyric from Twilight by Electric Light Orchestra. Ever since hearing to it as the opening song for Densha Otoko, I can't stop listening to it. It's one of the catchiest songs I've ever heard. Am I wrong?

(this player is from, pretty cool site for streaming songs to yer blog)

So, about A Rotten Habit: she's done. I wouldn't say completely done (a possible soundtrack fix and some extra sfx can be added), but all major work has ended. This image comes from the intro sequence, the last thing that I worked on:

Honestly, all through the compositing stage, I was getting really sick of the film and I didn't think it would turn out too well. I didn't even think we'd finish everything. But we did. And once Rye and I started putting sound fx in, and the excellent soundtrack that John Suh composed, the film really came together. It's not awesome, and the story is probably about as effective as our older animatics, but we finished. yay for Studio10!

Here's a Persephone's Flight image that I forgot to post last time. I actually put this one together with the yearbook in mind. I hope we can get them before the end of the year!

So only a few things remain to do in the school year before I can relax for a short while.....and then begin worrying about moving to Miramichi, New Brunswick to intern at FatKat. It should be a fun summer though, since I've never lived so far away from home before, and I'll be going with 4 other talented friends:
Rob Bursey, Stephen Hinds ,Phil Rodrigues , and Dave Tran

Tonight I'm going back to Oshawa, in probably the first time since Xmas to celebrate my grandma's b-day. I think I sketched this one when I was back for the Xmas break:

I call her "ba ngoai" which sounds like "bah why" in English.

Man I wish I was fluent in Vietnamese. As well as Japanese.

ja ne!


Adam said...

Another new post? What a wonderful surprise! Your apartment looks rather nice, not like this charmingly messy student dump I'll be sadly moving out of on Monday. You never got the chance to visit!
Do all iPod's come with those sayings on them, and do you get to choose? Screw expensive iPods, I say; my $100 Rio has been serving me well.
You aren't going to be finished class and back in Oshawa next Thursday in time for Chris' party back in Guelph, I imagine. You should consider even Greyhounding it over here; we never have parties like this in Oshawa!

Ewen said...

Yep, the main apartment area is nice, though my room is a different story.
If you order your iPod from an Apple store (like the online one), you can get a custom engraving for free. I suppose I just got used to my iPod, lots of room for music and for use as a nice portable hard drive that you take everywhere.
Nah I don't think I can make that party, and did you guys forget I'm not really the drinkin/partying type? I wasn't transformed by Sheridan like you guys with Guelph :P