Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Crew Project, Final Thoughts.

Well, overall, it WAS quite a roller coaster ride. I know I could have done more, and gotten more out of it, but I felt very much that I was working alone on this other than occasional contact with people, and that made me sad... after all, it was a CREW project. Nonetheless it was a fascinating oppertunity and I hope to learn from it for when I might need to apply this knowledge to my own third year project.

I feel that I would like an explanation about the sudden dissappearence of Sean from the face of the earth, because I was enthusiastic about his project, and would have loved to see it through to the end.

The project could have gone better and it could have gone worse, next year I hope to get a more organised structure for whatever crew I work with, and make sure that it is followed, and that everyone is always aware of everything they are needed to do, and when they need to do it by. This when I get there will of course be difficult and not much fun, but I think it may well avoid a number of the problems that I personally faced over the course of this. But it was intended to be a learning experience was it not? And thus, I have learned from it ^_^ I feel that whilst there was room for improvement, it was not by any means a failure.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Crew Project, Post 10

Well, this week everything went a little mad... Fable overlooked to remind me of the date of the final sound mix, so I got a phone call one morning telling me to bring everything in in an hour.

... Okay, so overall that whole thing could have been better planned, but I understand things are getting busy for everyone now and nobody is to blame any more.

So I pulled together what I had and took it to them, because simply, when given an hour or two's notice, what else can really be done.

I realise I was missing some stuff from the sound list, and I take an slice of responsibility for that, but I was not solely to blame, Brian never did turn up, I did not get the sound list in time, and the third years did not remind me, nor anyone else I spoke to on the matter, of the deadline either. So with my dissertation proposal looming. I just had to prioritise.
Here's a track of a few of the other, more mundane sounds that I had at the end. [With a picture of a spider winning a fight with a shoe, taken by me, in Arizona... my sandal is still receiving counselling for the incident]
video

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Crew Project, Post 9

Finally got the sound list for Fable, but I still haven't seen Brian... so I have just been told to start working through it an assume I have to do it all. It does seem a little late for this, but I will do everything I can beside my own work to get all the possible sound that I can for them. I do like the concept of this project and would very much love to see it finished, depiste the rather sour way that the director seems to look upon me since the whole firing thing. I don't blame him though, I would probably feel the same way.

Anyhow, here is some nice wind-whistling for you to listen to! Also for fable. And this week you get a stupid picture of Harvey the guinea pig... because why not?
video

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Crew Project, Post 8

I'm still waiting on The full sound list from Fable... I can neither find nor contact Brian about it, and he apparently has it. I am feeling a little in the dark about the whole thing at this point in time, but there is still time in my eyes, depending of course on how big this list is. I never did get to do any colouring, but I guess they simply never got it organised enough :( It's a shame, because I was hoping to do it. Oh well, maybe another time.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Crew Project, Post 7


Okay, so I'm waiting on any contact from Fable about the colouring still, I'm a bit surprised that they haven't jumped at the chance because of the amount of work they still have to do, but I am quite content to work for the rest of the holiday if they want me to. In the meantime... here is a picture I drew because I was bored.
^_^

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Crew Project, Post 6

Took a trip to my friends at the Tavistock Fencing Club to record a track of sword noise, it was outside, and is far from a perfect track, but I like the way it turned out, and I hope it comes out as somewhat useable.

Pretty much at the end of term now, if I get some colouring for Fable, I shall post about that over easter.

Here is the track, with a video of the guinea pig who was previously in a shoe, now flatter than before.
video

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Crew Project, Post 5

More progress on the Fable sounds ^_^ At the bottom of the post.

No contact from Sean, he is not answering phone calls either... I am not sure what happenned there but I would love to know.

Apparently I was never actually put on the list to work on the stop-motion project, so my hopes there have been somewhat dashed. But there will be other chances... I'm sure I can find someone to build props for next year instead.

The term is getting near an end now, I'm not sure if this project goes into next term, but I want to colour some scenes for the Fable team over the holidays, I am staying just to work for the third years this holiday. I hope I can be some use to someone ^_^

Rain... to a picture of... a really reeeeaaaaaalllly eerie sunrise I caught a couple days ago.
Warning, this will be a long video XD
video