Final Project Idea Pitch

For my final project I want to do an animation sketch. No more then 30 secs. A good example of my style approach is from the animation from my project:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX6IWZi6fHM[/youtube]

final final <– click here to view PDF version of my skit.

Though i want to do a skit once a week, I don’t think that I’ll be able to, so if anything I would do like to do one every 2 weeks as a more realistic goal.

SickFlick.COM

So I have been very behind on updating on the progress of my final project.  This process has been very tough and frustrating.  For my final project, I have decided to build an online community.  When I was first thinking about it, I thought and also heard that it would be fairly easy.  Install and there you go you are up and running.  WRONG!!! I have been struggling with this whole process not only because of time management but because building this is all new to me.  The online community I am building and planning to launch before the end of the semester is called SicKfLick.Com.  I wanted this site to be based on photography specifically for cars. I did want to incorporate other areas of this online community to different aspects of photography as well such as nature, animals, family, children, food, etc; a wide variety, pretty much.  I will expand those areas at a later time tho.  This process has been difficult for me because every theme that I have been choosing seems to not be working with my vision.  I was at one point considering to incorporate a forum with  a community of building friends but once again it has been difficult to incorporate the two.  I am still in the process of piecing everything together.  I want this online community’s main focused to be about the photos people take.

Stay tuned, I will continue to keep you updated on the progress and launch date.

 

Story Board

This is story or more of a comic layout of the animation i am venturing in, however this is not complete. i am still thinking about, if adding audio or just having music and sound affects.

For instance this video i found in youtube:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvjZ6VkLuCM[/youtube]

I love this video and how it depicted the two characters without spoken words.

Final Project Idea

The Final Project idea that I am actually interested in is building a website. I want the website’s theme to be poetry but I also want to add other video’s that I believe deal with ChasingGreatness. For example I want to have short videos about musicians and Play directors and anyone who is doing anything that I feel is positive. The site will be mainly poetry but other facets of art will be introduced with the website. I want the website to be intractable in a way that people can view each others work and add on to the content of the website. For example, I would want up coming poets the chance to upload videos on the website so that other viewers can see and rate the performance or art work.

The videos that I will do will be a mixture of short poetic films and just poets reciting there poems.

For example:

This would be an example of a poet reciting a poem

This would be an example of a Short Poetic Film

 

BLACK ROSE – SOUND DESIGN

The past few weeks were spent collecting sound FX while awaiting the final cut of the movie to complete the sound the sound design. I played around with one of the scenes last week – the Murder Scene cut, took away everything but the main vocals, added foot steps,  camera flashes, lifting yellow tape, and room tone. Looking forward to the final copy as the design cant be done until the “linked” full scene is put together.

JHomnaut_Final_Project

So my final project is basically something that I have been working on for the past year or so. It is basically a collaboration of videos which of I would like to say 90% is shot and edited by myself. I have slowly began to assemble them together on my youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/jahjah1987 ). I am very much into my community as whole being Guyanese and Hindu. My channel is in attempt to capture, preserve, educate, and promote my culture. I have teamed up with people from within my community on some of the videos. Currently one program is being aired on a local television station on Time Warner Cable TV ever week. About a month ago, I teamed up with another group of people from Guyana to create sister program if you will to a 15 years and still counting program being running on Guyana national television. There are hopes to one day get it up on television in NY, but as for now it is YouTube based and airs every two weeks in Guyana. Aside from these two programs, I have a few independent projects.

 

I’m working on, these are basically either projects done for school or thing I found a need for doing. (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL244B940EF816E992).

 

This is a link to the program for Guyana. I am solely responsible for filming and editing. The talents are responsible for the songs and messages.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3924A37723715624

 

This is a link to the New York program. I basically stared this program from scratch. In this program, I began to teach the youths how to use cameras and editing. I now only do about 50% of the work. The youths do most of it and I just assist.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF3306DC07377C66D

 

Another thing that I do is as I meet new youths, is that I encourage them to get involved in their culture. We set up a date and we have a performance and I edit and upload it to YouTube for the world to see. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL91F054B0D6119CA4

 

I am constantly uploading new videos, and slowly the view counter is increasing.

Crazy Delays

We hit some crazy problems with this project. First  not getting access from York, to scheduling issues with the actors. We were suppose to be done this week with shooting. One actor can only work on the week days, but cannot on the weekends. One actor can only work the weekends and cannot work on the weekdays. I was completely frustrated because we have 2 more shoots before editing hell. So Edwin came up with a idea to go to Baltimore where one of the actors live to go there and shoot and to make things easier for the actors. This is a great idea and it will loads of fun shooting in a unknown location. We have all the access we need in baltimore so we shall wait and see. The last 2 shoots we are going out with a bang!

BLACK ROSE

Earlier last week I was appointed head of the sound design in this project and have been going through the large catalogue of sound fx in my sound fx library looking to categories and place certain sounds in a favorite folder which might be appropriate for setting the mood of certain scenes in the movie. The process is the editor exports the final cut of a scene and I receive the final cut as a .mov file and work on the sound design. I am looking forward to it so as to see what I can do to improve the audio component of the movie