Saturday, December 8, 2012

Common Ground at My Hero International Film Fest

Common Ground placed 2nd at the My Hero Internation Film Festival in the Student Animation category.
Check at the My Hero Project  Here.
And the film festival Here.

The screening will be December 15 at USC in California.
Soon they will be putting up the videos from this year's contest.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Show Me Justice Film Festival

The Show Me Justice Film Festival was just this last weekend and I would like to Congrats Refresh on their award. Refresh is a film also from Huntington University, and one of the animator's on Common Ground also worked on Refresh.

The program for the festival is here:

Common Ground was the first thing shown at the fest, right before a feature length film.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creepy Trees

For Development Class I have been drawing a lot of trees for my final

initial concept

Character exploration

Cleaned up drawings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The return of Furby

So I have been seeing furby commercials and they are scaring me. So for my Development assignment when we were asked to do a drawing of a conflict I had a furby chasing a guy. I like the drawing of the furby more so I thought I would post it enjoy the creepiness of the furby.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Common Ground: Film Festival Premeire

Next week is the premire of Common Ground in the film festival scene. We are starting with the Fandana Fest at Huntington University. I'm going to be a projectionist for the festival since that is my college.
Check it out it's from August 10-11th.
Fandana Fest Website

Recently I got this in my email.
I'm pretty excited about that.
There are also seven more festivals I'm waiting to hear back from. So more then.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

HQ Version of Show and Tell

I've finally got a vimeo account, so I've finally gotten a HQ version of the 49 hour competition I was involved in last year online.

So here it is,

Show and Tell from Cara Bolley on Vimeo.

Dziwne Towarysze: Strona!

Here's my Graphic Novel from the Strange Companions Anthology my class did.
I used a paper cut out method, and complied all of the images together in photoshop.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Common Ground: Showcase

So tuesday was our premiere at Huntington University. We had our showcase and awards. I'm proud to say that Common Ground got runner up Junior Projects. I'll be sending out Common Ground to fests soon so more updates when that happens.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Common Ground: Almost Done

So the deadline is 10 and I'm rendering of my final project. We lack the score we originally were planning on getting but it is still fantastic. There will probably be some changes to be made before we fest it but soon it will be out there. Can't wait until Tuesday the premiere on campus. It's 7 o'clock in Zurcher auditorium come and see all the work from the year.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Common Ground: Wrap Up

So we are on our final week of production. Friday at 10 is our deadline, so here is hoping. Right now the reel has been turned over to Matt Nelson for sound. I'm working on making smoke, which was the only thing I've animated this semester. We took our set down today also. This is such a sad, yet happy feeling. I'll see all my props and sets again in a year when i set them up for senior gallery.

Our wrap up todo list

Mike's poster pose

tear down, Nelson is actually helping not just photo bombing

Take 1 

Animating Smoke

No longer my home (Matt Nelson's set is in the front and the one in back is Johan Leev's)

My poor set in storage

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Illustration Friday: Heights

Time for a Illustration Friday and Common Ground Mashup.
I'm working on the poster of my film and started splicing the pan up shot together to get one image. Ironically this tied into Common Ground so here it is the heights of the Common Ground city.

Super Hero Cards

For inspirational design we drew two words and were given the assignment to make super hero cards. I drew Xeno Niblets. So here is what I came up with.

Behind the Scenes at Common Ground: Animation Complete!!!!!!

So we just wrapped on our final shot for Common Ground earlier today. Well I guess it's yesterday now since it is past midnight now. I've kinda fallen back on the blog post lately since I've been focusing on getting these last few shots done. So I'll be adding the photos from the past couple of shots.

Working on edging pieces

the building with the edging

The shape of the bus by Matthew Weener and I've started on carving out the windows

my graffiti and trash can

Awning (for some reason the whole time I worked on it I couldn't think of this word)

The bus all finished

ready to shoot shot 4

Diann Malcolm painting my firetruck

The finished firetruck

Shot 13 in progress

The beginnings of the fire scene

Darkening the thomas cole painting

the painting looks so interesting this way

Debris and ash on the steps

I think the firetruck is slacking off

The painting burned

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Illustration Friday : Puzzled

Stained Glass puzzle piece.
Did you know that there is nanotechnology involved with stained glass. The elements that are put in with the glass are finely crushed into to different sizes of nano particles to create different colors. What is so puzzling is that this was a popular art form in the medieval times before we knew anything about nano particles.
 I just recently found out about the mix brush tool in photoshop and wanted to get some practice with this piece.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Behind the Scenes at Common Ground : Shot 4 / Shot 10

This week I learned I'm not really a graffiti artist and finalized the wide shot sets.

edge pieces

edgers on the building

Bus base

graffiti and trash can


Behind the Scenes at Common Ground : Shot 6

This shot is our longest one to do. Mike spent a couple days animating this one.
Butch in the dumpster

I made a bag of trash. Filled with real trash from building sets.

The trash pile

Animation station setup

baby chicks came to visit

Mike working on the shot