Thursday, May 2, 2013

Give A Dog A Bone - Final Revison

Taylor final revision from Justin Taylor on Vimeo.

After critique, I took in lots of advise and cleaned my piece up even more. I added some different eyes and changed the street light to a more amber color. I made the dogs attack the character in a more interesting way then just using a black cut screen. Fixed some audio issues. Last I made the driving scene slightly longer.

Artist Lecture - Io Palmer

           She was born on the Grecian island Hydra to two artistic parents. Her mother was a boutique maker and her father did sculpture and drawings. She tells us that her father is the reason for her love for art, and says that he is the real inspiration for her career.
She went to Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia for her BFA and got her MFA at the University of Arizona. She is currently a ceramics teacher at Washington State University.
Palmer's work consisted of synthetic hair, because she felt like it was interesting to her and had some kind of meaning and symbolism. Some other interesting pieces she mentioned was her juxtaposing pieces by combining two different images. In all her work was some what interesting and the presentation was nice and simple and informative. 

Artist Lecture: Kim Cridler

        Metals artist Kim Cridler, who's work in metals include ornamental rings and large vessels.
First, Ms. Cridler discussed her life in Wisconsin where she taught at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  She worked with various companies like Kohler Co. and Endres Company. She then explained how Wisconsin influenced the projects she undertook. She showed many works done by here students, but I didn't get the reason behind this. I felt that she was focusing on her student's work more than her own during the lecture.After talking about her student's work, she finally talked about her own personal body of work.  Her work  is mostly about symmetry and and how it is reflected in life. She has a ton of work dealing with vessels that are quit large. All in all her presentation seemed kind of weird at first and made me loose interest because she wasn't talking about her, but towards the end it got better because she showed a lot of her own work and talked about some of the processes she used.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Meeting with Carrie Brooks

             I met with Carrie Brooks to discuss my resume and possible internships available. She was very informative while going over my resume. She gave some useful feedback telling me not to say things like "I" and "Me" in a resume. She pointed out that my fonts were not consistent and that I only had other minor issues such as spacing and alignments. After we went over my resume I showed her the internships I found during my research. She wanted to know if I found any local opportunities, and I told her about one I found was in Nashville and seemed pretty interesting. She then went online and showed me an updated list of internships pertaining to my concentration here in Memphis. I saw a couple that I liked and told her that I am planning on doing some next semester. We went over how internships are credited and that it was a good thing to get started as soon as possible. She told me that it is good that I have been at my current job for so long because it shows my dedication. I plan on staying in contact with her for the remaining years. She is very intelligent and helpful. I will use what I learned from her and work at my resume skills jump on internship opportunities when they become available.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Online Presence




Monday, April 29, 2013

Give A Dog A Bone - Final Project

Final - Give A Dog A Bone Animation from Justin Taylor on Vimeo.

This is my final piece. I want it to make people laugh. I added a title and an ending card that said, "to be continued" because I want this to be the beginning of a series of short animations that deal with the same character and having these every day problems. The piece was longer, but I had to trim a lot of it down because it seemed too slow for me. The only problems I can say I had was the program crashing on me. I learned that it would do it only when I have been working in the program for a long period of time. I solved the problem by just restarting my computer every hour or so of work. I would like to be able to get more professional sound in it, but I think for the most part it works pretty well.

Sunday, April 14, 2013