Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

doodlin

drove along pch today...unfortunately, this is not my car.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

DUXXX

THE STUPID THING THAT I MADE TOO LATE...

48 HR FILM MAKINGS



I DID THESE DUMB SKETCHED ON MY FONE WHILE I WAS ON A PLANE, COMING HOME FROM A WEEKEND IN SEATTLE WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. THE WEEKEND THE WORD WAS DRAWN:



THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY AFTERNOON I FINALLY HAD SOME TIME  TO MAKE A FILM. 

 I'VE BEEN MEANING TO TRY THIS TECHNIQUE OUT, SO I MADE ALL THESE SEPARATE PARTS OF THE DUCK AND SHOT THEM, THINKING I WOULD USE ALL OF THEM.



I SHOT SEVERAL ITERATIONS OF THE CLAY OBJECTS, EACH TIME TOUCHING UP THE CLAY TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE IT WAS RESCULPTED. THIS IS WHAT I HAD TO WORK WITH IN AE:


I REALIZED WHEN I BROUGHT THESE ASSETS INTO AFTER EFFECTS, THAT EVEN THOUGH I HAD SHOT ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES IT WAS SIMPLER TO MAKE THE CHARACTER OUT OF A SPHERE AND A CYLINDER. 

THE WHOLE CHARACTER ENDED UP BEING MADE UP OF JUST THESE TWO "JITTER" CYCLES, THAT I SHAPED WITH BEZIER WARP INTO THE BILL, BODY, TAIL, EYES AND EYEBROW SHAPES:





WHEN I FINISHED COMPOSING AND RIGGING THE CHARACTER IT LOOKED LIKE THIS IN AE:



I MOVED ON TO SHOOTING SOME BG STUFF:

                                             
WHEN MY CAMERA BROKE. THE LITTLE MIRROR THAT DIRECTS LIGHT ONTO THE LIGHT SENSOR STARTED FLIPPING OUT AND MAKING WHAT ODDLY SOUNDED LIKE A LONG CONTINUOS QUACKING SOUND WHENEVER THE BATTERY WAS INSIDE THE CAMERA.

THAT WAS AT 4 AM ON SATURDAY MORNING. I HADN'T EVEN STARTED ANIMATING.

I DECIDED TO SLEEP A LITTLE. WHEN I WOKE UP I RETOOK ALOT OF LOWER QUALITY SHOTS WITH MY PHONE, TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT I LOST ON THE BROKEN CAMERA.


THE COLOR KEY ON THE CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS GOD AWFUL, I ONLY ENDED UP USING 3 PICTURES OF ONLY ONE POSE, OUT OF LIKE 30 THAT I TOOK, ITS THE FIRST SET IN THE VIDEO:



I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED TO FIND THAT IF YOU TAKE SEVERAL PICTURES OF ASPHALT REAL CLOSE TO THE LENS WITH A FLASH, THEY CREATE THIS REALLY NICE LOOKING FAUX WATER TEXTURE. 

AND WHEN YOU INTERPOLATE SEVERAL OF THOSE PHOTOS TOGETHER, SO THAT THEIR TRANSPARENCY ANIMATES OFF, IT MAKES A REALLY NICE LOOKING WATER CYCLE. IT WAS ESPECIALLY COOL BECAUSE SOME OF THE PHOTOS WERE BLURRY AND IT MADE IT LOOK LIKE REFRACTED WATER. 

IN THE FINAL RENDER THE WATER JUMPS A BIT DUE TO SOME BAD TIME REMAPPING THAT I DIDNT HAVE TIME TO FIX.


OVER ALL IT WAS A PRETTY FUN PIPELINE TEST. I ENDED UP RENDERING ON THE CAR RIDE TO THE SCREENING. EVEN THOUGH I DIDNT GET IT INTO THE SHOW I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS ANYWAY.

ASLO THE SCREENING WAS AMAZING! SO MANY GOOD FILMS. SO INSPIRING.






Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Workin on things

hopefully ill finish them

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Devil

So this maybe one of the weirdest things I've drawn... but it fun. For Kristen Woos Tarot Project. It's The Devil

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3rd year film

carnivore from Vitaliy Strokous on Vimeo.
 i tried to submit to cartoonbrew and they didnt want it and ive been slowly working less and less to try to get it finished to how i want to be. so i decided to post it as is. maybe i will add some of the shots that i rerendered.  enjoy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

some color roughs for my film


                                                                        doop de doop

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Little Violence Never Hurt No-one

         
         I've never been to a baseball game, so I am only assuming that this doesn't happen on the field

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Little Sculpture I Made This Year

In a gif too!!!!!    I gotta get some beter pix of it though....




Friday, April 5, 2013

Watched Holy Motors Last Night


                                                      Twice. What a weird, crazy movie.


So here is a warm up drawing

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Punch someone


but not really, violence is never the answer...

Friday, March 15, 2013

What To Do With This..

Made a brush in Photoshop. Played with it till 6am. Time well spent.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meh, its Valentines Day....

IN HELLLL!!!!!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH@!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Spacey




Something I made for the gallery show...



Sunday, January 27, 2013

Maya makes me feel....



 like nothing in reality makes any sense