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Film Review: Black Narcissus 1947

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Michael Powell's Film Black Narcissus is an all time classic and has around for over 60 years now. And even being made that far back there is still an element that makes it seem modern to this day.
The story follows a group of nuns who have been sent to a village near the Himalayas, to form a school and hospital for the locals. The group is lead by Sister Clodagh, who is the youngest superior of her order. While the group of nuns are there they meet a British agent named Dean, who has lived among the people for some time, and advises the nuns to not modernize the villagers. With Dean's charms and looks Sister Ruth starts to fall and possess over him, Ruth becomes increasingly jealous of her superior and Deans close relationship.


One of the things that make this film look spectacular is the scenery, as the film relies heavily on the Himalayan surroundings. Which helps to create atmosphere and isolation. If you didn't know that the surrounding valley was a matte painting th…

What If Metropolis Crit Presentation

Final image

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Rendering

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Lighting and uv

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So here is my scene with the uv and lighting. I have used blue lighting to create a night time atmosphere, and the white lighting helps to show the detail on the clock tower. I've also used directional lights for the lamp posts as spotlights were not creating the effect that I needed

Final concept art

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This is my final concept art for my design for my city

City uved and arranged

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So this is my city, with all the uv's finally done. For the moment I have used the default lighting, but I am doing my lighting right now. So more to come

Uv Progress

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I'm slowly getting there, not to much uving to do now, then I can start adding textures

My scene... slowly coming together

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So my scene is slowly coming together

Animation: life drawing

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Modeling building 1

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My main building is now done!! well modeling wise..

Maya Mid Day lighting

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@Phil What if Metropolis OGR

Concept art

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So this is my first draft of my finial concept art. I found it really heard to try and create a matt silver effect on the buildings. so i need to really work on this

More thumbnails

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Some doors and lamp posts

Orthographs

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So here are my building orthographic's, I haven't put the doors on these images or the clock hands as i plan to do these separately

Animation

A mix of life drawing and animation

Film Review: Edward Scissor hands

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Edward Scissorhands is one of Tim Burton's most iconic films to date. As the title suggests the film is about a man named Edward how has scissors for hands. The film shows a modern take on the familiar fairytale of Beauty and the Beast (1946) and also has been inspired by films such as Frankenstein (1931).With a mix of comedy, romance and fantasy, this is an all round good film. "Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic" (Travers, 1990)
 The film is set in the early nineties but has a fifties suburbia twist to it all. During the fifties it was all about people consuming products, as the US was in a pretty good state after the war. So people had money and were able to buy new household appliance's and have other commodities. Company's were producing products that could be bought in different colours, so in reality it was more like mass consumerism. As these products were affordable everyone would have them.
Burton shows this r…

Maya Alley UV Part 2

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Maya UV Alley

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Orthographs Building 1

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So this is the main building shape of one of my buildings. Felt like it took forever to do on illustrator

Thumbnail 96 Compostion

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So this is my improved competition after getting some feed back. I included four different building designs, and made the doors look more like they were designded my Knox.

One thing I need to look at is the clock tower and if I will have numbers/ roman numerals on the clock face or keep it how it is.

Animation part 2

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Animation

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Thumbnails composition 93-95

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So here are my composition thumbnails so I can start creating my concept art my city. I prefer the bottom two images as they just feel more city like, and they are more developed than the first image. I also added doors and windows to make it more realistic.

I wanted to kept the colors and shapes basic for now as i will go into those details as i go on through the project.

Life drawing

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Film Review: La Bell et la Bete 1946

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La Bell et la Bete (1946)also known as Beauty and the Beast, is a classic tale that we all know thanks to Disney.  But this is a little different to the tale we know.
Jean Cocteau's version of the story still creates and holds the magic of this story that we all know and is still able to give it that little twist.

Cocteau's version of the story is not just a fairy tale, there is a deeper meaning behind it all. "...surrealistic poem which explored the complex emotions Cocteau felt, through flamboyant images rather than simple words, and how true beauty can be in the eye of the beholder.." ( Classic Art Films, 2015). As the writer explains, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast is more of a surrealistic poem due to the elaborate detail within the film and makes the film appear to be dream like. If we look at the movements of the beast himself, he walks slow and stiff like, as if he is being controlled by someone. But his slow movements are expressive and capture the poeti…

Thumbnails 84-92

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I've created a few more thumbnails and also looked at 79 again, and made some slight changes to the size of the building, so whether  it looked better thinner or wider etc..

I also tried using color in this one. I've picked colors that Knox used for his enameling to give it more  of a realistic feel.