Brave

So as Pixar fans (like me) know already, Brave will be released on the 22nd of June (which is also my birthday!), 2012. For those who haven’t seen them yet, here are the trailers, and a sneak-peek from “La Luna” (which has been nominated for animated short oscar) which will be shown right before Brave.

Additionally, the synopsis of Brave has also been released for those who want to know more:

“Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.”

Making Future Magic: IPad light painting

Check this out: making 3D texts, making an iPad display it slowly from the side, and shooting them in long exposure with a camera, by the group called Dentsu London. Not exactly what I would call genius, but a pretty damn good idea for light painting ^^ I love their concept and their name, “Making Future Magic“.

Headphone Sculpture

The last step of my struggle on not failing my VA202 class (and I really do think I did fail anyway) was a sculpture from styrofoam (the type that is used for isolating buildings in constructions), and here is the only photo of it. It is the only photo because it broke into pieces because of the wind. So making this was pretty frustrating, because I couldn’t make a perfectly smooth surface no matter how I tried, but it was truly fun, though I think I will regret it because I should have gotten the I (incomplete) grade and worked harder on it.

So the purpose of this project was to understand what sculptural is, and how activating 3D space works. And of course, making a great job out of it including the time management and the project process along with the object chosen.

Computer Arts

The Computer Arts website by Future, publishes over 100 consumer magazines worldwide. Future produces carefully targeted special-interest magazines for people who share a similar passion.

Their aim is to satisfy that passion by delivering some of the world’s best-selling magazines serving the creative industry. Among the creative titles they have are; Computer Arts, Computer Arts Projects, 3D World and MacFormat, that includes step-by-step tutorials, tips and tricks for web design, typography, 3D, animation, motion graphics and multimedia. Together with reviews of the latest hardware and software releases, creative tips and technical advice is given and interviews from the leading experts in the global design world can be viewed.