Archive for August, 2008
Classes for semester 4 are officially over!
Now just waiting for next week’s final assessment week then I’ll be having a week break… well not exactly a break because for next semester, I still have to continue the animation 2 class so during the break, I’d be stressing on designing character and understanding 3Ds Max.
I am glad my semester 4 went surprisingly well after all the fuck up from last semester and early semester. Sure, I’ve been stressed, depressed, pissed off but not as bad as last semester where it fucked me up emotionally and academically. I just hope my result would be better than last semester. I’ve been working too hard to fix my last fuckups
Wednesday I went to college to submit part of my script then joined Ito & Jackie to edit our advertisement. I edited until like 5.30 pm and I wanted to edit more but Jackie was bugging me to go eat cuz he was friggin hungry, lol. Accompanied him until 6.30 pm then went back home. The next morning, as in yesterday, it was raining heavily, FINALLY! So the weather was cool, lol… so nice to sleep in which I did. Went to class at 2 pm, thankfully Mr Terry extended the deadline for the final project. Learned about complex 3d human model (modeling it from scratch) until 5.30 pm. Then went to edit the advertisement again. Jackie wasn’t in the mood so I was editing alone until Ito came at about 6.30pm-ish.
We edited until 8.30 pm. By then Joe came to spend the night there doing his editing. I had to go back cuz I had to pickup my uncle XD If not I would have spent the night there. Then this morning, I woke up early and went to college at 9 am to do my photography but no one was in the fucking darkroom. Min called but he said he wanna do in the afternoon x.x Jackie then told me Ms Lin was busy so we’ll do on Monday. Luckily the guys were in the edit suite so I went to join them. Turned out Ito spent the whole night editing. Unfortunately, after an hour of editing, Final Cut Pro froze We had to redo it until 3.30pm when my mom called and asked me to send her to the bank.
I went back to college at 6 pm to do editing but no one was there.. poo So I went back home.
I’m so friggin tired. I still have photos to print at the photo shop and at college, plus buying mouting board and framing all the photos… then hopefully Ito would finish editing the advertisement before the final assessment on Monday…oh I also have to edit, print and bind the workbook to present to Eddie on Monday… I have to finish my script this weekend so I can concentrate on my 3D animation next week and submit it by Thursday.
So much things to do… so little time.
I need the break… after that 2 continuous short semesters. Argh.
Well, we’ve re-shot the ads. Everything went ok despite everyone being late (except me for once, LOL). I’ll write about it soon.. I’m kinda sleepy right now cuz I’ve been up all night re-organizing stuff for today’s video production mock assessment and did the workbook. I have class in 1 1/2 hours, blah.
Yesterday was my last Presentation Skills class… ahh one burden has been lifted Actually it’s not much of a burden cuz the past 2 weeks it has been impromtu presentation… yesterday was a job interview presentation. My group was me, Az, Bryan, Shah and Kathy. Our ‘job’ that we’re supposed to be applying is “Adhesives Compartmentalist” lol. The job has something to do with cello tape that has been packed into sixes, and we have to rewrap them into two. lol. Interesting huh?
The 3rd group which is Sherra’s group has a job called “Blood Bank Packaging Clerk” or something..arrrrghhh that’s so my topic! The job requires you to stay up all night and be transferred to Transylvania, haha. That job is like perfect for me, argh if only my group is a turn too late, I could have done a better presentation cuz come on, I like vampires, I like blood, I’m a night owl/vampire and I like Transylvania! Oh well.
After class, me and Jackie sent back equipments and I accompanied him for one hour-ish until he goes back. Okay I’m gonna get an hour rest before I have to go to class. Argh mock assessment today Tonight have to finish the script, then tomorrow the 3D. ARGH. ARGH. Stress. It’s okay. Just this week then I’m done. Patience………
I am so sleepy right now. I’ll just make a quick blog.
Just around 2 weeks left for this semester. Well actually one more week, then it’s final assessment week. Stressful. I have a script that I need to write, an advertisement we still need to shoot, edit and produce, and 3D animation to do.
Today when I came to college, I saw LOADS of cars outside so I was like shit, no parking…and when I entered the indoor carpark, guess what? There was some filming thing going on… o.O Filming crew and all the stuff right in the middle of the indoor carpark. I didn’t get to see which production or actors there though cuz I was rushing for class.
In 3D class, learned modeling in 3Ds Max. Looks very complicated but cool XD By next week have to produce an animated logo using 3D..argh @_@ Going to finish it tomorrow and Saturday…so I can work on my script from Sunday to Wednesday … then edit video during daytime. After class today, I gave a ride to Ka Mun & Ice. Well, I just sent Ka Mun to the nearby petrol station then sent Ice to LRT station in Kelana Jaya. Hehe first time I was with Ice other than in class lol.
Well. I’m going to put Fawlty Towers on now, and I’ll prolly fall asleep while watching it. Have to wake up and go to college at 9-ish am tomorrow to develop photos, then send camera & equipments to Ito’s house. We’re shooting this Sunday. Please god, no more screw ups. It’s our last chance. And please let Bryan help us..we’re lacking crew
First of all…
My college has been upgraded to university college status! So now my college is known as:
SEGi University College.
So anyways… gonna blog about random stuff about my class. I’m not gonna touch on my production until it’s all done. So last Monday was presentation skills class. It was quite fun as it was impromptu presentation on the topic “Why I should get a diploma”. My group was me, Sherra, Jackie, Effendy and Kathy. My group was the only one that kinda like fighting with each other cuz we’re supposed to fight for a diploma. lol. Fun. After class, Mr. Nicsson asked us to fill a survey and in return, we got a bag Yay. Then after that I was on my way to the cafe to buy drink, and I bumped into Crystal! I haven’t seen her for like 8 months.. since the last prom nite performance cuz we were in Dance & Drama club. We had like 1 1/2 hours of long chat outside the cafe. She’s was having her last exam… and she’d be finishing her diploma So I won’t be seeing her around college anymore .. I think. Afer the chat, I went to Maxis center to pay my phone bill cuz the maxis guy kept calling me and bugging the fucking hell out of me about the bill. Geez. They’re almost like Ah-Long (loan sharks).
Tuesday, well, in the morning, it was Black & White photography class.. we developed our 2nd roll of film So I was in the dark room with Jackie & Joe loading our films and stuff. Someone friggin turned on the light! Luckily my negative was not affected cuz Jackie hasn’t pulled it out yet.. fuhhhh. I would cry if the light ruined it! But negative turned out ok! Fuhhh…. I was sooooo scared it’d turn out like the first one…haha cuz I was so stupid. After class, went to lunch with kathy & Ka Mun…then went for video production 1 class.. there was no class actually. My group is having problems…blah… AND, Adura…has…to….defer…… semester…omg. First Nesh, then Halili…now her. Omg. And we only have 2 weeks left until the end of semester…argh. We’re lacking crew! Now only 4 of us. Other group has 7. Urgh. And we asked Farah to be our talent XD Hopefully she won’t disappoint us.
Wednesday (today)… scriptwriting class.. and there was no class, lol. I just hand in my first draft of script then I could go home..but I decided to stay to see how Ka Mun and Joe do their animation..haha was the best decision ever.. it was sooooo fucking hilarious! I remember when I had to do mine with Boy last semester… with all the stress, the crying, the bitching… staying up all night doing the silhouette animation with him… lol anyways.. I took some pictures of them… and like 15 minutes long video using my cellphone lol but I won’t post the video.
This is how you do a silhouette stop-motion animation. You cut the image from black sugar paper and put it on lightbox, with the camera on top, and you capture it. I like their scenery, plus the characters. They’re doing samurai and ninja.. haha Joe’s ninja is fucking hilarious.
I really like it @_@ really nice.i hated the cutting part though, lol.
And then capturing it in the imac.
I was there for 2 hours-ish and we never stopped laughing. Haha. It was soooo hilarious.. esp. when Joe were being silly, and talked with Japanese accent. We were laughing so much that he even rolled on the floor laughing, LOL. Ka Mun was animating a bird and the outcome was so funny, I was laughing till my stomach hurt. Hehe. I like silhouette animation. I’d do it again if I don’t have any other works to do because stop-motion animation is soooooooooo time consuming. It takes friggin long to do but it’s the most fun.
After I got home, I stopped by at the nearby store at my place and a pirated DVD store has just opened.. HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how long it’s gonna stay opened, but while it’s opened, I’m gonna make full use of it lol. There are a lot of DVDs I want to buy… but I didn’t have enough money. But then I saw FAWLTY TOWERS DVD (complete series)… one of my favorite british comedies! I wanted it from amazon, but it was fucking expensive! Around USD$50 (around RM160+/-) but I bought the my copy today for RM27 (USD$8), hehehehehehe… I didn’t have enough money though LOL but the guy is so nice, he let me buy it first, and pay tomorrow..haha
Yay they’re showing reruns of Friends again from early season! (when Rachel is still working as waitress at Central Perk)… they showed the 10th season early this month every night and the very last episode of it was last week.. ..but glad they’re still showing reruns of friends cuz it’s one of the greatest tv shows ever XD
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Sorry I haven’t been blogging. I’ve been extremely busy. I don’t want to blog about my production or school cuz I have absolutely no mood to do so. Don’t even wanna tihnk about it. So I’m gonna blog about PC Fair that was on August 1st, 2008!
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