Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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Assignment Write up [4/3/13] - What's Due?

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There is a lot due today. Our final projects are due. I have completely finished the Argle Bargle circus except for one specific shot with the lion tamer cracking his whip. I wasn't exactly sure how to animate it in After Effects. I didn't really run into any other technical problems. The only sound I have right now is just my scratch track. There is going to be other sounds that I collect in my sound class. I am going to have my friend Kelly Cook narrate the piece as well as collect some sounds for the crowd and a presence track for outside and under the tent.

We were supposed to do a demo reel edit. Mine is very short. I have two versions because I have one video that was already compressed and I could not find the files to render it as an animation.

This is the reel without that video. However, it is a strong video and it's a shame that I can't use it.

Also due today was our information about our meeting with Carrie Brooks. Unfortunately I didn't manage my time correctly to meet with her yet but I did schedule one. And lastly our final revisions on our resumes are due today.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


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Act 1

In the Argle Bargle circus where the circus people play
New and fun adventure happen each and everyday
Let's see what our friends are up to in the Argle Bargle way
Ah, what a lazy bunch we have come upon
What are you guys doing? Just lazing in the sun?
Oh Martha and Marcus! Are you falling asleep?
Senor and Raion too
Even Elle and Rosie!
But Mindy, not mindy
Because as you should know
Mindy that day wanted to put on a show
But to the others the idea was...ah...no
The ringmaster softly explained to his daughter
That there wasn't a soul to even do a show for
Poor Mindy, it's okay, there'll be other days
But wait!
Mindy what are you doing running around?
What's all the paper strewn on the ground?
With you posters in hand and full of joy too
Just what do you have planned for our Argle Bargle crew?

Act 2

Wow look at all the posters, Mindy did a great job
But passing them out might be harder than she thought
Psst! Mindy someone's coming, try handing it out
The man took the paper
then laughed with a shout
No one would ever pay to see a circus so lame!
The man cried out while his laughter he tamed
He walked away grinning, his chuckles insincere
Oh don't worry Mindy, I'm sure you'll get an
Mindy called a crewman and whispered her scheme
She would gather an audience by any means
As Mindy climbed the ladder, her nerves she did prep
She took a deep breath
Then she took her first step
A crowd gathered below as she steadily made her way
Mindy did a small trick and it blew them away
But as she prepared to come down from her pose
Something horrible happened right under her nose
Don't look at the ground mindy! It's not as close as you'd hope
Mindy wobbled in fear and she fell from the rope
The crowd screamed and cried, even let out a yelp
Mindy, hanging for dear life, Hurry call out for help!

Act 3

Mindy hung on tightly though her hands were still slipping
But a man int he crowd saw a sight so uplifting
It was the troupe running forth to save Mindy!
Senor cracked his whip like never before
And raion let out a fantastical roar
Which scared Rory, Rosie, and Jack half to death
they lifted their trucks which rose Elle, Stelle, and Beth
When Marcus and Martha joined into the climb
They hoisted the Ringmaster up just in time
The crowd was ecstatic the Mindy was alright!
Oh what joy! For it is a fact
that you have a great audience to see your new act!
And I know that it's surely safe to say
That our friends will do great things in the Argle Bargle way!

Act 1 - Narration

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Assignment Write-up [4/25/13]

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This was another progress report. In the last class I was given the suggestion to narrate the project like some children cartoons. For research I watched children's programs such as Pocoyo, How to Goof Cartoons, Curious George, Babar, and Caillou. I liked specifically in Pocoyo how the Narrator didn't just narrate the story but also interacted with the characters, asking them questions and helping them when they needed help. So I decided to do that in my narration. I also made it rhyme which honestly was by accident and completely unintentional.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Assignment Write-up [4/18/13]

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This is assignment is just a progress report of our final project. This is the first act of my project Argle Bargle's fantastical circus. The scenes for the second and third act are set-up but the first act is the only one that i have fully animated right now. A lot of things were added in during the animation progress. I decided to make some unique backgrounds for Mindy during her single shots as well as some new characters and designs. So the process of making this took a little longer than expected. I ran into a little technical issue with Mindy's arms. It seemed to distort really badly once I began rotating it on an axis. I haven't figured out why but I don't think it's too noticeable to be distracting. There are also some issues with joints showing and some craft issues in the making of the characters that I will fix once everything is done and I go back into the meticulous process of editing.

Argle Bargle's Fantastical Circus - Act 1

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