Monday, 13 March 2017

Soundscape Final Submission

Keywords when creating the sounds:

Soundscape 1:

The sound of neurons discharging, sending signals to each other. The faint sound of lab equipment and footsteps echo in the distance as sound from presumably a lab filters into the recording. A spike of activity is heard but soon fades out.

Soundscape 2:

Internal microphone records what it sounds like within a pregnant fly, the sound of the flies wings can be heard as well as animal cries that are distorted due to the microphone being inside the fly, as the microphone leaves the signal area the sounds become weaker until lost.

Soundscape 3:

Astronomers have created a type of telescope for your ears, in their first field test they recorded mercury. The sound of cracking soil, the radiation from the sun and even small pockets of melting ice echoing from a small cave.

Soundscape 1 materials:

The hum of a desktop computer
Recorded in a bedroom.

Tapping of a cork board.
Recorded in the university -4th floor coridoor.

Ice being crushed.
Recorded during the snow storm early january 2017.

A squeaky chair.
Recorded in a bedroom.

Soundscape 2 materials:

The flicking of a drink can.
Recorded in university -4th floor base room.

A metal coil being heated.
Recorded in a bedroom.

Ice being crushed.
Recorded during the snow storm early January 2017

Soundscape 3 materials:

Recorded while camping.

Water being poured into a toilet.
Recorded in university -4th floor toilets.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Soundscape 3

The final piece:

The sounds used:

Fire and water:

Pouring water:

Soundscape 2

Final piece:
I recommend wearin eraphones that can use bass, there is a very low bassy undertone which cannot be heard with cheap earphones.

What went into it:

Can flicking:

Heated Coil:

Ice crushing:

Friday, 24 February 2017

Reflective statement

This term has been a real up-hill battle, with the work ramping up in difficulty, personal issues deciding to rear it's ugly head and even trips to the hospital delaying everything. I had to work days without sleep to get everything at a very basic level of competence.
Still, having modelled the characters including the mouse i do think on the 3D front that i have more than adequately delivered, as for the 2D however... Well Out of the 3 characters i designed only one had a full digital make-over, the other 2 were left with sketches and rough digital images.
If i could have done anything differently then i would have dedicated a little more time to my tablet so that i could create fully coloured and shaded orthographs for said characters.

Monday, 20 February 2017

@Phil 3D Maya environment, layout and Mouse model

Looking for opinions on what i've done so far and if it's either good enough for pre-vis or too far in the opposite direction.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Maya lesson 13/02/2017

Soundscape Homework

Location: Chatham Train Station.


A constant background noise of cars.

The screech of the metal wheels on the tracks.

The horn of a train.

The hum of the trains motors.

The sound of doors opening and closing.

The beeping of the trains door mechanism.

The sounds of peoples feet as they run.

The muttering of the people waiting.

The yelling of the train conductors.

Phone Ringtones going off.

The clicking of people typing.

The automated announcer blaring through the speakers.

The echo of distant trains in the tunnel.

The sound of disappointment as a train is once again delayed.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

More 3d models: Table, Lamp, Controls

Some simple 3D models i threw together.

The surgery table, The lamp and the control computer, the control computer has very little details aside form the buttoms because of how the camera is placed you only see the buttons and the rim above the buttoms.

Friday, 10 February 2017

3D Model of Surgery machine

Took a stab at modelling the surgery machine that will be in the animation.

The black mass on the left is the outside of the surgery room. I still need to sort out some textures for it as i'm just using a simple blinn with the specular shading tweaked, i will also need to make a blood soaked version as well.

The yellow line is glass with chemicals inside, the same colour can be seen on the glass around the syringe, it's what the machine pumps into it's "Patients"

The arms rotate individually around the small cylinder on the bottom and the saw blade spins.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Term 2 OGR 2

TERM 2 OGR 2 by Servare on Scribd
Because of how difficult it is to see the storyboards in the pdf i have also placed them here so you can see them clearer.

Monday, 6 February 2017

@Phil Concept art for the Laboratory and Influence Map

My influence map and digital concept pieces for the laboratory.

First the Influence map for the Laboratory:
 Second the concept of the CCTV camera:
 And third the concept for the observation operating room:
Opinions and criticism wanted!

Maya class 06/02/2017

A class on Maya Deformers.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Character design class 01/01/2017

In class we were tasked with creating an environment and to treat said encironment like a character in itself.
I was given "Abandoned Theatre" and i instantly imagined a theatre falling apart, having been attacked at some point and over run with vegetation. To make that a reality i made it a theatre created by pirates on a secret island, the island was attacked by a militarian force and the pirates were driven out. When the conquering force tried to take over the island they found it full of booby traps and thus they gave up after losing many men.

Here are my sketches:

Soundscape lesson. 01/01/2017

Picture to audio lesson.

First soundscape was made without an image as i wanted to practice a little before moving onto the real deal.

The second one:

which was based on this image:

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Maya Homework

Substance homework.

La Jetee Review

La jetee
Figure 1

La Jetee (see fig 1) is a film by Chris Marker that focuses on a 'what if?' scenario of what would happen if world war 3 broke out, the film focuses the setting on Paris, France.

The film begins with a narrator reading the opening text, from there we are told about a man who dies in front of a child and then the city of paris is destroyed 'blown up' the narrator says.
Then we are in the ruins of paris, we are told about a plan made by scientists that means to send men back into the past to send supply lines back to the future, the protagonist who is sent back in time but falls in love with a woman and stays with her, in the end he is killed by the scientists and realises that he is the man who died in the beginning.

The film uses stills instead of full motion video to convey the story, often holding on one while exposition, dialogue or even empty silence plays out. That is until a specific scene where the protagonists lover opens her eyes. (see fig 2)

Figure 2

The film and Chris Marker himself is shrouded in mystery, having made dozens of films, some of which have become cult classics you would think he would hold some fame and yet very little is known about him.

"Marker (born Christian Francois Bouche-Villeneuve in 1921, either outside Paris, as many sources say, or in Ulan Bator, as the writer and director has claimed), has a godlike reputation among cinephiles, thanks both to the ingenious and often playful nature of his essayistic films (he's made dozens) and to his obscurity. He grants few interviews and almost never allows himself to be photographed. Only a fraction of his movies are available on DVD." (Lawrence Levi, 2009)

Mr Levi exclaims how even though Marker is well loved among his fans and "Cinephiles" which are lovers of film and cinema, he never gave much information about himself. Whether this was because of a love of mystery or a fear of what someone could do with that information is anyone's guess.

 "Marker began making 'La Jetee' at the end of France's eight-year war with Algeria, and was still working on it during the Cuban missile crisis. In the film, the merciless experimenters who rule the catacombs under Paris whisper in German (see fig 3), an echo of "Night and Fog," the remarkable 1955 Holocaust documentary by Alain Resnais that Marker helped write and edit." (Lawrence Levi, 2009)

Figure 3

It can be taken from this paragraph that Marker was placing his fears of the future into a film, all the collective fears from the people of paris about the ongoing wars and the aftermath of previous ones all put into a single film. Having used a reference to 'Night and Fog' it's possible that Marker assosiated this future with the fascist regime or thought of the current wars being created by the conflicts that occurred due to world war 2.

"The film achieves the feeling of movement and time lapse mainly through its editing. While Lars von Trier’s film Nymphomaniac captured the human condition in a single dissolve, La Jetee uses dissolves, fade-ins, and fade-outs to provoke the feeling of time lapse." (Lamos Ignoramous, 2017)
Mr Ignoramous explains how the film uses cinematography to achieve it's goals. The use of such transitions could be to not only show time lapsing but also how time works in this universe, the differences between how the transitions function between the "real" or "present" world and the "past" world.

Levi. L (2009) Chris Marker: La Jetée' by Janet Harbord at (accessed 24/01/2017)

Ignoramous. L (2017) Chris Marker’s La Jetee Analysis: Mortality and the Illusion of Time at (accessed 29/01/2017)

La Jetee (1962) Directed by Chris Marker [DVD] France Argos Films.


Figure 1 La Jetee Poster (1962) [Poster] France Argos Films

Figure 2 Film Still (1962) From La Jetee Directed by Chris Marker [Film Still] France Argos Films

Figure 3 Film Still (1962) From La Jetee Directed by Chris Marker [Film Still] France Argos Films

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A letter from a.... fan? Hans Twardokus

This is the last thing i expected to find when i got home.
A small letter had been delivered, the address was hand written and it was from Germany, i was confused as i don't know anybody from Germany! i opened the letter and inside was a typed out message, some illustrations of pigs, a piece of card and a prepaid envelope with a german address on it.

the letter is pretty long so i will summarise what it said: "Hello David Green i'm a fan of your cartoons and would love if you could draw my wife a picture of her favourite animal the pig and sign it" here's a photo of the full letter:

The illustrations of pigs:

I was skeptical at first because of scammers who take your signature and use that to steal your identity, so i googled his name and found all sorts of people who have also received personalised letters, apparently he is a well known collector who reaches out to cartoonists all over the globe.

I did draw one but i didn't use my real signature, here's what i made:

I will be posting it on the way to uni tomorrow.

I love how wacky the art world is hahahaha!

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