Final Project

I was thinking about an i dea for a final project. The ideas i had were typical and would not be as engaging as i would like. i recently encountered a few people who were interested in my work and proposed an interesting offer. They are a non profit organization and who travel overseas to the west indies. Their goal is to provide free health care people people in need, their main goal eventually is to open a health institution permanently for these individuals. My role in this is to simply document these occurrences. I was told that my part in this will be fully credited and and might even be the go to person for their media production. I am vey excited about this opportunity and i hope everything goes as planned.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Watch Peoples Back

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The inspiration for this Giff was derived from watching most of my Professor’s Giff works. The background picture was a jpeg of Tom Hanks face imposed on a bear while the looped birds clips was ripped from the movie “The walking Dead”. The animated face that substituted the Tom Hanks face was Eddie Murphy take in the movie “Coming to America”

All came to life using Adobe Photoshop CS6

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The Eddie Murphy face

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Internships right up my alley

I think most who work in film have a larger than life dream to be the director of a feature film. I am one of them. However, that is an extremely lofty goal, and don’t exactly plan a career around lofty goals. So I need a more likely option. Something that is not for the few and far between, something that i enjoy, something that presents the world of video magic.

I want to do special effects. I want to create images that were never really there. Motion Graphics, 3D modeling, the works…

So I went on a search for Internships right up my alley and found these three:

Designomotion
New York City
917.532.0738
http://designomotion.com

Designomotion makes all sorts of graphic and live action videos. Their work ranges from animations to commercials and many things in between. They deal with startups to Fortune 500 companies. They do show promos, infographic commercials,  post-production, and all sorts of other services for their clients. Their videos can be found on their web page (above).
Since there is a whole range of videos that they create, therefore they have a full compliment of jobs necessary to create these videos. They have jobs for graphic designers, motion graphic designers, live-action film crew, the works.

They advertise on their contact site that they are interested in after Effects animators, illustrators, DP’s, or interns.

category- internship opportunities

 

Buck
31 Howard Street 3rd Floor New York, NY 10013
Anne Skopas, Executive Producer (NYC): 212-668-0111
http://www.buck.tv

Buck values itself on its integration with the professionals and their interns in the work environment to create masterful visual works for the screen. They believe in a workplace where everyone works together for a common purpose and the same eye level.

what many of the pieces that really caught my eye were highly animated advertisements for other clients. Their entire library can be found here. This one was more of a large scale but basic after effects project “Tell your own story” http://www.buck.tv/work/tell-your-own-story/ while a second one “Color your travels” was an open advertisement which seemed to me that they were using sophisticated programming http://www.buck.tv/work/color-travels/

Buck works on many short pieces for their clients. So many of them are only 30 seconds. Unlike the previous example, this company has a path that is directed considerably more toward animation rather than standard live action film production.

 

Brainstorm-Digital
100 Water Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
646.330.5245
http://www.brainstorm-digital.com/indexHome.htm

Brtainstorm-Digital has worked with big name clients such as the HBO, Disney, Universal, to name a few. They are all about creating masterful computer generated images and special effects for films and TV shows. So in many of the shows you watch and in many of the films you went to the theater to see, brainstorm digital was the company that made you think what you were seeing was real… oooooohhhh….

Their main jobs are special effects and graphic designers. They are generally a post-production team that works on the shots that were already captured for a given show or film and touched up with added computer generated stuff.
And that’s exactly what i wanna do in an internship and beyond.. ond..ond…ond!

And an added thought about schools:

I have been thinking about going to graduate school, and found several great programs, but i feel that i would do better going to a technical school and learning how to be a master at the craft i wish to do.

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

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.

 

It’s Alive!!!

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What do you want to make that is going to take time to bring it to life? The week long creative challenge is fun for the fact that you can do a sketch, shoot a photo, create a short clip/GIF – upload it and be done. It was useful as it was revealing a bit about your taste, but it wasn’t too much of a struggle.

A semester long final project though is a fairly big commitment. It has to be of scope and scale worthy of a semester long project. There will be struggles. You will have to spend a lot of time looking at what you’ve created, and it will be looking right back at you almost saying, “I am what I am because you made me this way.”

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You are a reflection of what you’re making, it is a reflection of you.

So I’d like you to spend time over the next two weeks thinking. Yes just thinking – dreaming in the daytime actually. Doing so with an intention to ruminate about what you might commit to making for your final project and why you’d chose to do so. Be prepared to at our next meeting talk to us about how and when you thought about this. Where were you? How long did you think about it? What distractions were around or not? How much time would you say your really gave yourself thinking/dreaming about it? What did you discover? About the project? About yourself possibly?

 
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