There's nothing like pumping your creative guns and pushing your graphic ideas to the next level with a 3-man collaborative team: having only two days to work from "start" to "finish", and if you're lucky enough, you will be doing it for "Carlo Vega". Guess what, working on this project, was one of those moments.
By the grace of God, one of my favorite SCAD/Motion Media major professors, "Austin Shaw" has invited his best friend bro "Carlo Vega" to come down to SCAD Savannah and kick our arses for two days, helping him create his haunted vision for Halloween 2012. We did this by organizing this project from "MOME Love", and dividing up into teams of 3 to 4 people. There had to be about 70 to 80 of us (SCAD Motion Media young legends) that volunteered for this. The result: 15 different teams of 3 to 4 people per group/team. In the end we put all of our pieces together. Three words to described this? - "Disturbed but Amazing".
ABOUT MY COLLABORATIVE PROJECT / "Ghosted" for Carlo Vega:
The idea was to express a haunted "grunge" kind of feel, escaping the normal tradition of always showing blood and guts for the typical halloween tradition, but more so on a "psychological" level of imaginative disturbing illusions. "This was fun".
This is a collaborative work between myself and 2 other students here at the Savannah College of Art and Design. This was our time to shine scene called "Ghosted" that was put together with the other teams for the Carlo Vega 2012 workshop.
Carlo Vega is a artist/animating design rock star, and a living legend. Period. Point. Blank. You can check out his portfolio here at: carlovega.com/
I believe that this workshop pushed all of us "Motion Media majors" to become better, faster, stronger and held a student showcase of the most challenging and best collaborative work completed for the year 2012.
For this project I was responsible for:
Creative & Aesthetic Direction, Asset creation / (Hand Silhouettes / Texture treatment), Filming, and Animation.
The rest of my team are legendary creative rock stars in the making and are responsible for this collaborative piece as well. I encourage you to check them out and their fantastic portfolios:
Allison Bixby - Creative Directing Pioneer / Creative Concept Artist/Animating rock star
Lou Ward - 3D Animator Guru, Creative Directing soaring eagle / Secret Ninja, Koala bear grooming specialist
Switzon S. Wigfall III - Vector Animator