An Idea for the Senior Show

Hello everyone! I had an idea for the theme of the show! I really just love this word, and I think it works very well for what we are trying to showcase. This is just an idea, so it can totally be modified or even scrapped if no one likes it!

Theme: Apotheosis

-the perfect form or example of something
-the highest or best part of something
-the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax.
-the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.
The story: We are in the height of our college experience, using all the skills we have refined these past years to create the best work to showcase in our portfolios. We are at the climax in our stories of our time at Framingham State University and want to put on our best performance yet. Together, we have created a display of fantastic work showing the different skills each of us have learned and how they have shaped us into the graphic designers and illustrators we are at this point in our lives. The story of our college careers may be coming to an end, but the story of our lives as graphic designers and illustrators are just beginning.
Set up: Everyone will have their own space. There will be matching info cards for all of us as well as a consistent set up for our identity pieces, which includes a resume, business cards, and leave-behinds. The typeface and palette we will decide on will be a significant factor in keeping consistency between each artists’ display.
I just wanted to get some more ideas going for the theme of our show! If anyone else has anymore ideas, maybe it’s be a good idea to post them so we can have a place to see them all!

Kristin Casasanto: An Interesting Tip

One of the things I found really interesting that Kristin shared with us is the different places she talked about finding job postings. I was really surprised that Twitter could be a source to find job openings. It is really interesting that some companies will post potential job opportunities on Twitter before they put it on their website or any job search engines. I also didn’t realize how important Linkedin would be to the job search!

Travel Poster: Additional Pieces Example

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Stephanie told me that some of you were thinking of expanding on your travel posters by adding additional pieces such as a post card or animated banner. She asked me to post the additional pieces that I created for my poster from last semester as an example! I hope they can be helpful.

This was my poster, so based off this design, I created a postcard, a folded card, a pad of stationery, and an animated banner.Capello_JapansCulturalTreasures

POSTCARD:

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FOLDED CARD:

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5×8 STATIONERY PAD:

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Unfortunately, my animated banner is not cooperating with me, but I will try to add that when I can!

PORTFOLIO: Sayuri’s World, Underwater Flight

This installation is absolutely amazing and the way that Sayuri shows their work is absolutely fascinating! In her project, Underwater Flight, she not only shows the installation in an interesting manner, but also gives you a closer look at the jellyfish she has created. She even gives you information about the different species included in her display and detail shots of the sculptures!

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SAYURI’S WORLD

JOB POSTING: RP CG Facial Animator for LAIKA

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So this isn’t an illustration or graphic design job posting, but it is a pretty awesome looking animation job posting! I think it would be absolutely amazing to work with LAIKA, especially with the actual figures!

LINK TO JOB POST

General Summary
The Facial Animator creates the performance of an animated character, conveying emotion, movement, action and personality. He or she analyzes the story reel and audio file for each shot in the film to create realistic facial performances including overall acting and detailed lip sync. This is done by analyzing hundreds of pre‐made faces (in prepared “face libraries”) and the Facial Animator will choose the most appropriate selection for each shot. The process also includes detailed head and camera animation for every shot. This allows for the accurate pre‐visualization of the facial animation for every (applicable) character shot in the film.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creates rough animation for the Directors, Animation Supervisor, Facial Animation Supervisor, and Stop‐motion Animators for their approval.
  • Works with Directors, Animation Supervisor, Facial Animation Supervisor, and Stop‐ motion Animators to finalize animation and prepare facial performances for the stage.
  • Works several weeks ahead of the production schedule to ensure adequate time to meet with the Directors, Animation Supervisor, Facial Animation Supervisor, and the Stop‐motion Animators to perfect the facial performances before the scheduled shoot date.
  • Takes creative direction from the Directors, Animation Supervisor, Facial Animation Supervisor, and Stop‐motion Animators to ensure the highest quality of facial animation possible.
  • Responsible for the daily operations and scheduling of the Facial Animation office.
  • Works with the Facial Animation Supervisor and stage Animators to ensure that all shots are delivered and revised with the highest of efficiency.
  • Animates using computer software such as Maya.
  • Has intimate knowledge of all face shapes in order to effectively match the directors’ performance requests.
  • Reads and breaks down dialog tracks and plan shots.
  • Does extensive testing of the faces for the RP department to ensure that the kits are built efficiently and accurately.
  • Communicates daily with production and editorial to stay abreast of all changes in dialog and actions.
  • Works with Face Librarians to avoid delays on stage when face conflicts arise, or when last minute changes are required.
  • Identifies upcoming shots that may require building custom faces.
  • Prepares exposure sheets and quick‐times for animators and for the editorial department.
  • Helps with training new Facial Animators and Track Readers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1-2 years experience as an Animator in the entertainment industry
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
  • Stop Motion animation a PLUS.
  • Working knowledge of Maya.
  • Ability to bring characters to life.
  • Acting skills are important.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Location

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

PORTFOLIO: Steve Simpson

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I enjoy the portfolio of Steve Simpson for a number of reasons! I think the main page looks very neat and orderly, displaying a detail shot of each of his projects. When you click on one of the images, it brings you to a page explaining the project and contains images showing the process of his creations as well as the final products. The site is also very easy to navigate and allows you to take a closer look at the work that appeals to you.

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As for an individual display I enjoy, he created a package design for Mic’s Chilli BBQ Sauce. Not only does he display the flat design, but he also displays the product as well! The products are photographed on a white background to call attention to the design, and I think it is a very neat and clean way to display one’s work.

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STEVE SIMPSON’S PORTFOLIO 

TRANSMEDIA DEVELOPMENT STUDIO: FableVision Studios

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I was interested in looking up some local animation studios and I stumbled upon FableVision which is located right in Boston! They are a transmedia development studio meaning they create a range of designs using different kinds of media. Some of their creations include animations, games, mobile apps, websites, and interactive media for teaching and museums! They have also done work for PBS Kids, Nick Jr. , and National Geographic! I really enjoy the variety of styles in their work and all the different kinds of things they create. I find it really interesting that they cover a wide range of different kinds of medias so it must open up a lot of fun opportunities to create different things!

FABLEVISION WEBSITE

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