Senior Thesis II (Second Edit, New Sound)

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Art Gallery Write-Up #1








(In) Voluntary Memories by Alysia Kaplan

This gallery was presented in the Llewellyn Gallery at Alfred State. Alysia Kaplan is an interdisciplinary artist from Rochester, NY. She uses the forms of sculpture, photography, print and video. Her work is capturing not something that is defined, but something that can lead to possible definitions in each situation. Alysia’s artwork is a creation of “non-linear and abstract associations involving the ‘perceptual event’ of experiencing signs and signifiers-as static moving images” (Kaplan, Alysia).

Experiencing her gallery was an experience where I thought to define each image for what they were when presented, but I found after viewer them once I had to go back and view them again to see what even was taking place in each photo. It was interesting to experience a live scene in my head as I viewed static imagery that wasn’t clearly defined as a defined meaning/association.


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Progress Journal #7

This is a playblast of what some of the camera movement in my scenes will be like. Most of the camera work will be still as the character moves through the scene. Only this scene and the jumping scenes will have major camera movement within the render.

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Progress Journal #8

This cutscene is just one image repeated so it doesn’t actually give off the feeling of being completely frozen, rather it has some noise in it that allows the viewer to believe that it is multiple frames rendered out in a sequence.

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Progress Journal #9

These were shots finished rendering and re-rendered because of different sample sizes and coloration. These sequences will be added to the final edit.

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Progress Journal #10

This is the first actually edit of my project that includes title, credits, and sound design. This project was more of a focus on animation and modeling. I learned a lot through working in Arnold texturing. It was interesting learning how to use the skybox lighting and create chrome textures and textures that can be glass.

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Check-In 3

These are the rendered scenes done so far. There are some issues with the scenes named “jumpingshots_2” and “gettingup_3”. These shots are cut short so these are a priority to fix right now. I am currently rendering those two at the moment. After those scenes are done only two scenes that are about 100 frames each remains. Besides that, I need a still image from the begging shots from a different angle.

I have sounds ready to put into the piece. These include background sounds, which will be lowered to minimal volume, metal clangs, and a pop sound for when the monkey loses his right arm during the end scene. The only sounds I need is a distorted monkey screech/ shout.

Each video when completely rendered will be color corrected in after effects and then brought into premiere pro. That, the title sequence, and credits will easily be done in one day sitting and be ready to edit into the video.

Overall, I am on task and not stressed for the days that follow. This project will be completed on time with full confidence.


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