Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Music Made and Reel Updated


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Got an updated reel ready and this weekend we recorded music for my animation.

We have piano and duck sounds. Next will be the rest of the foley and the astronauts dialogue. As well as dialogue from the launch announcer and from mission control. Still need to get the footage of the future but that wont be too hard. A few trips to the electronics section and a coffee shop or two. I'm still deciding on whether to use "public" footage of the future since I can sort of apply free use to it....

ASTRO DUCK-YouTube from Eric Huber on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

First Full Rough Cut

Rough Duck from Eric Huber on Vimeo.

Minus a few bits here and there. This weekend I will be getting "future footage" and laying out the first beds of audio. After that it will be working on pacing and deciding on additional shots to include.
The ducks may need to have some bit of a joint in their neck. In the ending "pity face" shot they seem a little vacant. But that may be a bit of a point to it that theyre animals... I'll also most likely be working on a poster and a withoutabox page for it this weekend.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Really Reel

Eric Huber Directing and Cinematography Reel from Eric Huber on Vimeo.

Got it down to under 4 minutes. There are some new projects I've worked on that I still need to get footage from other people. I think the scenes playing out help detail the directing side of things, but I can see how people may just want a music video put to their footage.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Volutneers not Volunteers

Volunteer not Volutneer from Eric Huber on Vimeo.

You can see most of the story line. The second half with the duck needs to have a lot more added and I believe the first half before the duck could be cut down a bit more.

Some of the replaced elements in older scenes seem to disappear. I must have not had them on the timeline for long enough. An easy fix...

I'm liking the opening, of course Ill have to do something different with the intertitles background just simple moving up...

The shot at the end of the clip is a test sequence to see if cutting to actual reality footage will cut together with this project. So a few filters were applied to it to help ease that transition and create a look out of it.

I think a lot more can be expanded out of the duck taking him to his nest.

I also need to create a background for the cockpit inside his lunar module. It occurred to me that the chap will have to sit down for the beginning and end of his mission.

Audio is still in test phases. I used audio for the take off from compiled youtube clip. I asked the fellow if I could have permission to use it but then all of the voices in it are talking about the mission from the clip and I think that'll interfere with the narrative of my piece.

So for right now I believe I'd really just like to hear the feedback for the direction it's looking to take.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Internship Research

Graduate Internships and Such

"Complete responsibility for developing, producing and delivering original web video content with client brands and wine lifestyle celebrities."
Located in Chicago

"This program offers thirteen individuals from various academic backgrounds the opportunity to help with projects related to the Museum's collections or special exhibitions."
New York City

"NBC Universal's internship opportunities give students real world experience and exposure to one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment. Internships are the perfect way to gain experience while learning what a career at NBC Universal might hold in store for you. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. "
New York City

same thing in California

"Cartoon Network Enterprises is looking for a motivated intern to learn about the creative product development process. Ideal candidate will conduct online research for visual reference used in trending or building presentations. Organizing and sorting product samples. Pull models for video game development and will have exposure to some graphic design. Additional duties include but are not limited to converting media, organizing, filing and other various general administrative and clerical tasks. Special projects may be assigned. Candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in several internship workshops." Burbank, CA http://www.turner.com/careers/students-and-recent-grads#/careers/job-details/134930BR "The documentary unit works on acquired and original long form content telling powerful compelling stories aimed primarily at the CNN demographic. The intern will learn how CNN currently produces this content and support the department."
New York City

"The Cartoon Network Comedy Animation Development department is looking for a motivated intern to learn about the development process. Ideal candidate will assist in providing coverage for scripts, books and treatments, as well as researching talent and projects, reviewing storyboards, animatics and work prints of current shows in production. Additional duties include but are not limited to converting media, organizing, filing and other various general administrative and clerical tasks. Special projects may be assigned. Candidate will also have the opportunity to sit in on voice records, pitch meetings as well as to pitch their own project at the end of their internship."
Burbank CA

Monday, April 8, 2013

Resumes, Reels, and Rhetoric

Added a shot to my launch sequence and added some stuff to sharpen the look of my egg.

Thar be my resumé

This is a compilation reel from a production outfit and contains footage from multiple cinematographers. This reel even has its own director credited. All of the images are very pretty, they must have top of the line camera. However, most of their footage is exterior shots set on timelapse arms or actuators or shots from helicopters. These are people you hire to make video. They aren't creating their own narratives. They are cinematographers.

This is a reel for Camille Marotte, "director.motion designer" This is a cool reel which included footage, effects, and footage with effects. However It was still very image based. I don't think she can call it a "director's reel" if we don't see or experience any of the performances she has directed. But the reel looks very nice.

This is a very nice reel from an effects company. So pretty innovative stuff shown in here. Still hunting for a "director reel" though

This is a really cool animation reel. Really makes me want to rethink and find out where my "money" shots will be. There needs to be a fantastic aspect about them (amount, speed, color, music, etc...)

Here is a great directors reel. And all it took was to hear his actors talking. How he got them to share their words is how the direct sought to gain an emotional response. It works. I like it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Comps for the 4/4

 A few shot ideas have come up as I've been working on these, and a few of them are of course going to be reused as more cutting occurs. I have a new Earth to place in existing shots. There are some color choices to experiment with. I think with the nature of the project I've embarked on there are quite a few more shots that will have to be created as I go. The practical elements I've used for piece have worked out so far and things seems to be aesthetically working together. That Lunar rocket may need to be redone with smaller strokes after I see it juxtaposed next to the existing lunar lander. I think I'm going to create a shot of the blast off in the sky as well, its a pretty cool effect that I think I could get some more use out of. People love fire and propulsion. I was almost reconsidering the paint splatter stuff for the dark side of the moon but as I was placing it I started to like it again. Im wondering if my footage of "the earth that could be" should be animation type stuff or if I should get some actual footage of our real world since we are in the future compared to when this takes place...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fodder for the Elements

Third Water Ball from the Sun

 Scanned a new space background. Now it can be its own layer

Inside of the Lunar Lander

Whats a big blue planet without land to own?

Took a still of the galaxy, now I'll trim at and spin it in the egg.

This gold texture was just something I shot, but I think I can use it for the texture of the glass egg, and I can use the gold texture for something else.

Here is the Moon Rocket/Module that'll be in the Space Shuttle

Here's my hen with some finer line work.

Made some puff clouds as well. 

Aaand I have my torch effect ready for blastoff.