Identity

So I began to blog about myself. To create an awareness of my work and who I am to any potential followers I developed a blog where people can be a part of my ideas and productions.

http://filmmakersspace.tumblr.com

Online Identity

I want to step out of my student identity that I have online and start having my Director/Digital media artist identity step in. I currently have a group website, with my production team Pantheon Cinema. Within that site my production work down along with my bio and merits. This is the identity I’m working to build and want to be identified with the most. And with every group video my team and I make the more views our website gets and we become acknowledged more. I hope to continue to build more work and to have recognition for it as my “fan-base” grows with my work being exposed.

Internships and Grad school

I was deeply inspired when MediaStorm came to York College to discuss the company and their projects. It was almost like a light bulb turned on because that’s what my group and I aspire to be. I was delighted to find out that they also offer internships, even though it’s a one in a million shot I believe that going there would grant me the ultimate experience where i’m absorbing everything I see like a sponge. They are an organization that essentially works with profit and non profit organizations that help construct videos and documentaries about awareness and characters. Having my own production team that also do something similar was inspiring to see what a more established and developed group is. Basically MediaStorm is the grown up version of Pantheon Cinema (My Group). Jobs range from editing to even going in the field and shooting, but it’s mostly just editing and helping coordinate these projects.

http://mediastorm.com/about

20 Jay St, Suite 528
Brooklyn NY 11201 USA
+1 (646) 344-1290

Now this is just a fantasy scenario, but my IDEAL internship would be to work with Marvel. I’m a huge comic book fan and love all the work they have been doing with their stories and films and once I found out that the company is located in New York and intern all the time I was delighted beyond belief. And their internship opportunities range from everything that I have encountered at York, from web design to even media. I’m hoping and crossing my fingers that I could have the opportunity to be involved in the media department with marvel and become a part of being behind the stories that brought me up during my childhood.

http://marvel.com/corporate/interns

AMC Networks Inc. (IFC FILMS) Operates several award winning brands of cable television. One of them being IFC films that produce culturally relevant films that have engaged audiences for years. IFC films offers interns a chance to review, analyze and be a part of the independent film world. I was made aware that a previous CT major interned at IFC and I became extremely jealous at the fact because that is the ideal place where any indie filmmaker see’s themselves being at a certain point.

AMC Networks Inc.
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Main Phone #: (212) 324-8500

http://www.amcnetworks.com/career

I don’t have planned to attend graduate school right away after I complete my work at York. My goal is to work for about a year to a year and a half and then attend graduate school once I have a better vision of what I need to work on and learn. I know this is a very unrealistic plan, but NYU has a film program that many artist in the industry have attended and I just think to myself “Why can’t I?” It’s a long shot but I believe the networking and push would be what I need to get my foot in the door and start working seriously as a professional

http://gradfilm.tisch.nyu.edu/object/MFAFilm.html

Misadventures (animation)

This is an animation attempt by myself, Dwayne and Anthony. The program used for the animation is Toon Boom Studio and it was our first time with it. It took some getting use to and we decided that we weren’t too happy with the result so it will be re done with better animation and more sounds. However, it was a fun first attempt and we are keen on trying it more on future projects.

Kat’s Final Project

The project will be on a website on extensive role playing board games. The how-to of board games and an exposure about the “geek” community. The website would consist of videos of run throughs of game play. The tool as to how these videos will be made are time lapse on actual gameplay along with the possibility of re enactments using pixel figures as tools to demonstrating significant moments in the game which would last between 5- 6 minutes in total. GIFS is also a possibility of a tool to tell the story of significant moments and how-to’s. The basic idea or goal of the concept of the website is to bring an awareness of the board game culture and what makes it interesting. Most people shy away from this culture and this website would expose the fun and creativity of this type of medium. The website would have the possibility of creating avatars for people with made up stats and different powers and abilities. It’s a website on the community demonstrating the medium for new and old fans of these games and more.

 

What’s Your Taste?

As an artist, I’d like to describe myself as a storyteller. Being that I’m an aspiring filmmaker, there is a switch in my head that I can’t turn off and I’m always thinking of an imaginary scene or story. Heck, sometimes I narrate my own life in my head! Much of my inspiration as a story teller comes from comic books. I grew up reading Marvel and DC comics for as long as I can remember which is why all of my posts were drawings. I wouldn’t call my ability to draw a talent because I’m not a master in the area, but rather a skill I happen to develop because of the medium I was exposed to for so many years.

I know that my drawings say a lot about me because I know how to visually tell a story and that reflects on my various styles of sketches. Most of my inspiration in terms as a sketch artist comes from several of my favorite comic book illustrators such as Bryan Lee O’Malley, Frank Miller, and Bruce Timm just to name a few. Now part of the reason why I sketch so often is that I am able to express a scene better that way rather then writing it first and it’s a habit that I’m slowly shaking off because I am now becoming a more comfortable writer.

My main priority right now is to develop a lot of work before I graduate. Now by a lot I don’t mean an exaggerated amount like 20-30 but i’m aiming from 6-10 because I take into account school work and other things like family, girlfriend etc. Along the way I also want to develop and finish my script ideas. I have been developing this one particular short for what seems to be several months and recently just hit a wall and stop but on my way to school this morning I let my mind loose and the story began to unravel itself once more inspiring me to once again start writing really soon.

My goal is to finish atleast the first draft of the script by mid to late March and also write and finish a small script for my production team on a video we planned to make since last year but never got around doing it. I am not too strict upon myself when it comes to deadlines unless I feel there’s a fire under my butt but I proposed to myself that the sooner I can get through these phases of writing stage the quicker I can knock out projects and have work to present for future jobs and opportunities.

My real motivation and sometimes fear is that perhaps my current line of work doesn’t really speak about me as an artist so I want to develop projects where I invest entirely in and can have my own signature style. My best time to start developing all these ideas would be now, since school just started and work isn’t as hectic and I proposed to myself that by next week I would work on two projects per day. I’m pretty happy about my ability to develop stories and being able to sketch them as I see them. It may sound silly but I believe that it’s an important skill to have to really make your imagination come to life. Now, all I need to do is put all my efforts, dreams and motivation to work and really start presenting myself as who I am: a story teller.
http://admiralavtomaty.com/igrovye-avtomaty-na-dengi/

Scott Pilgrim

This is a really basic and quick sketch of a character called Scott Pilgrim from the comic “Scott Pilgrim’s precious little life”. I’m a big fan of the graphic novel and am also a huge fan of the movie adaptation and I just loved the art style and wanted to do my best to sketch a drawing from the comic myself. photo

Delorean

This is a random quick sketch I chose to do on the Delorean from Back to the Future, one of my favorite movies of all time. I’m not to particularly skilled at drawing vehicles for some reason, it always comes out a little funky to me. But this is one of the first and only drawings where the vehicle didn’t come out half bad. It took my about an hour to finish it entirely. About half an hour to sketch it and like 10 minutes to go over it with a marker and the additional time was adding the lightening effect to the side of the picture and practicing a little shading. Not one of my best sketches but I still like it. Delorean

Super Saiyan

This is a drawing of a character to my favorite anime’s ever; Dragon ball. Goku is an extraterrestrial that was sent to Earth for it’s destruction but has a change of heart and becomes it’s protector. The story revolving around the anime is inspired greatly by Superman and the monkey king folklore in Asian culture and it’s one of my favorite stories of all time. As a kid I would spend countless hours sketching Dragon ball characters and to this day, although I don’t draw as much I still find myself drawing the many characters of the series. Goku

Movie scene sketch

This sketch is a story board scene from a movie I have yet to develop fully. My brother and I would often discuss different ideas and stories and we came up with a potential movie where we would make a type of collaboration. This sketch is a simple shot I had in my head for one moment of the film. As of right now the film only exist in my imagination, I have yet to write it down and work out the plot, but felt like one shot popped out so much I had to draw it. Sketch