Jul 10, 2012

A Little Chinese Lesson: Language


Below is the draft note I did in preparation for my video.

I ended up not doing all that I was planning to do. When doing the video, it just wasn't as important.

Apr 9, 2012

I could have been a calligrapher.


Mashi's confused face:

Back when I was in school, I would take the chances to do some calligraphy, writing my class' subjects with it's own typography:

Or make my own holiday cards, Below are only the copies and my back ups.

My artistic ability comes from my grandpa (mother's side), below is a scroll of some examples of his names seals:

Closer look, click on the pictures to enlarge:

Youtube what happened to this version of you?

Jan 31, 2012

New Year, New Goals


Below are p
ictures referencing an old 90s cartoon. A little nod from my youth, where instead of agreeing with it's main protagonist of wanting to "take over the world," I have the main goal of wanting to change it… for the better. I hope to be of use to this world. And my 1st step to getting there is to getting the Google job.

A megalomaniac with a GAINT head for it's relatively short body desires power for I don't know what, but I want to align myself with power players so that I can achieve my goals on a more shorter timespan.

With a better likelihood that I'll get a broader chance to influence, impact, and inspire a wide range of people. And to do that you need to be seen, on a large stage. Dream BIG! Big enough where the world can feel the impact of your dreams. And sometimes you need the help of powerful industries to achieve those said dreams.

"?... But, what are those dreams," you may ask?... That's what this year is all about, 1 step closer to having the ability to showing you what they are. . . . so stay tune.

Below is one of the many drafts I did in preparation to doing my Youtube video. (link is at the top, click on the pic for a larger view.) A rough outline of what I wanted to say and the pix I wanted to include, to better represent what I had to say.

At 1st I wanted to represent Mashi in an angry stance (like challenging the world), but thought against it, since I didn't want to start the year mad, so instead, I made Mashi look bored (seen in pix further down).

Below is the multiple sketches I did of Pinky to get the final product shown in the 2nd pic. Back story: I looked up pix on the internet and copied them on a paper, then transferring them to the final page.

Below is the back of the same sketch page, trying to get the right Mashi expression. And some Pinky expressions. I hodge podge together different Pinky pix that I copied off other pix I saw on the internet.

I gave Mashi a sort of bored, dead-eyed expression in the above pic because I wanted the transition to the below pic / expression, to be dynamic opposites. It creates a bigger impact, in tandem to the voiceover.

Below is another Draft I did, deciding which Mashi expressions I was going to use for my video (seen at the 2nd part of the video). The above pic is one of the expressions circled at the top-left hand corner. Notice for the final product it changed.

For the post-it notes, I used them to see which Mashies worked best when in animation form. I flipped the 2 pages trying to see if they would work as good key frames. (Knowhow of animation technique necessary to understand what I just said.)

For the end product, I ended up doing a combo of the 2 Mashies I was choosing from. You can see the 2 in the post-it note, right side up in blueish-green ink. The sideways ones I used elsewhere. And the "Big" Mashi in black ink is what I based the below pix on.

Below are the 2 Key frames I used to animate a joyous bouncing Mashi, ready to take on the Google job. But my animation skills are very amateurish, so Mashi just ended up looking like he was doing jumping jacks instead. "D'oh." (ーー;)

I used iMovie 8 Cross Dissolve transition effect to finish off the animation.