Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving treat

Just in time for Thanksgiving. Progress on characters sets and props. Hope everyone has a great holiday and big thank you once again to everyone involved and to the new members to the team.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Team

This is the start of the Team of The Collector's Gift

Written by: Ryan Kravetz  & Jonathan.Auxier
Character Modeler: Christine Li
Character Rigging: Megan Gritzfeld
House Modeling: Nikki Mull .
City Modeling: Brian Lee
Prop Designer: Michelle Lin
Prop Modeler/Texture Artist: Kelsey Charlton
Matt Painting: Matthew Friedlander
Score by: Anna Drubich

Stay tuend for more great work from these artist

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

details details details

Here is the past week in review. Thursday I am off to the Sloan Summit in New York sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute. Going to see and listen allot about science in the arts.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

City street

This is where we find Pimm at the beginning of the film.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Girl Progress

The amazing Christine has done it yet again with her addition of Pimm's Hair

A little brake of something diferint

Here is a little projects for my visual music class. I hope you enjoy.   as seen here they are fairly lo resolution. if you would like to see them in higher resolution feel free to  contact me.

This one is a assignment on visual composition, we where given a bunch of stock footage to pull from and a tracks to cut 30 seconds out of.

This is a 30 second spot based on a visual cycle.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Collector's Gift is looking for talent artist to join the team

I am currently looking for Environment, and Prop modelers as well as texture artiest for characters, environments and props. I will also soon be looking for animators to join in on the fun. If you or anyone you know are interested in joining in on the fun contact me....

Pimm model

these are occlusion renders of the model of Pimm our hero.... there is still a little to do with her hair but she is off to rigging to be  brought to life. Christine Li has done another remarkable job with the modeling  . Stay tuned to see the rigged old man and city designs.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

House Design

This is the final design of the house. Some details to be worked out based on layout and shots.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

House Exterior Design

This is the start of the design of the house from the outside. I will now brake this apart to work out the details. I am currently looking for modelers and texture artist to join on for environments and props.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Festival's and Animation

My first film Before The Storm will be screening at The 17th Annual Temecula Valley Int'l Film Festival in September and at the 2011 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival I will also be attending the Tribeca Film Institute/Sloan Film Summit 2011 in New York to participate in the events with my thesis film The Collector's Gift at the end of October!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Girl Progress 8_17_11

Attached is progress on the girls modeling along with notes on whats to come. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Its Official !!!

I received a email today informing me that I have been awarded the Sloan Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan foundation. Threw the support of the grant I will be able to produce “The Collector’s Gift”  to the best of my ability. I have already had 2 people hard at work building our two characters and will now be able to bring on added support in building the worlds, props, FX, animation, sound, and score. There is a long way to go but we are officially off and running!

For more infermation and fun with Sloan, science and the elemints check out the links in the scince links to the right.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Production Design

Ive been going around and around with the design of the film as I have been developing the story. After a few hold backs I have had some jumps forward with developing some ideas for the inside of the mans house where he was hard at work planing his journey and gathering the elements of our world. Here are a few designs of where it is heading. stay tuned for more development of the world  outside !

The Girls Progress, its all in the face!

Another great play-blast from Christine Li on the modeling progress of the girl.

Griffith Observatory

Took a trip to the Griffith observatory and saw a great display on the elements and the formation of our world. They have a great interactive display showing what elements form ed at what point to create our world from the big bang and super nova to what elements can be found in the human body. Here are a few  random pictures.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Old Man occlusion Test Renders

The Old Man is coming along very nicely he will be handed over for rigging in the next few days and on to making the girl look just as good. I continue to be impressed by my modeler Christine Li and her hard work.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Progress, Character, and Story

I have met with several friends and writers going over the story of The Collector's Gift in the past week.  I am working on sharpening the plot points, the characters physical and emotional journeys and overall story focus. I am working on the action driving the characters and story forward in a fun way that gives a sense of the overall world and where they fit into it.

These are a few pages from some notes on development of the girl. The old man is close to being done, as far as modeling, I will update where he is at soon. The Girl will fallow soon with more progress.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Progress on the old man modeling

I have had the privilege to bring on 2 people to work on my characters Christine Li, who has been hard at work modeling and Megan Gritzfeld, who is rigging my characters. Together they have been brainstorming and working together to bring my 2 characters to life. To catch up on the past few months, here are a few passes and notes that Christine and I have been exchanging.