Senior Studio: Senior Thesis Storyboard

This is the storyboard that I did for the logline that I chose for my Senior Thesis. In addition, I changed my logline so that way, it would match how things are set out in the storyboard templates; “A small flames struggles to get to a cabin to survive harsh winter.” For the animation, I will be doing 2D animation using Medabang Paint Pro, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Primiere Pro. For now I need to finish template 4 and 5 and I will update this post later.

Storyboard Template #1

Storyboard Template #2

Storyboard Template #3

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Senior Studio Storyboard Prototype

This was a short storyboard that I did for my Logline, “A withered old flame struggles to to get to a cabin through harsh winter.”

From constructive criticism, the climax is good but I need to communicate more with the audience more and not leave out information. I also need to have only the key frames ad not the in-between frames.


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“Reality Practice” Review

On Thursday during the afternoon, I attended a talk with several of my classmates in Binns Merrill Hall located on Alfred University’s campus grounds. The talk was held by a 2001 graduate, “Desiree Des” would earned Bachelors in Fine Arts from Alfred U.  The talk that Des held was about how she was how she experienced being an artist in the real world. For example, the examples and struggles and obstacles she experienced.

Desire Des talks about her experiences of being an artist in the real world. In terms of living, she lived in the Big Apple, New York City. Now everyone knows that living in New York, especially living in one of the 5 burrows is expensive and Manhattan won that category hands down. She stated that she lived in a small apartment and turned one of the rooms into her own studio. With the information, she later stated that working in that small space. As for employment, she worked as a secretary and as a personal secretary while attend and after graduating from Hunter College. When it came to galleries, she used her own apartment or sometimes one of her friends apartments as the location for the gallery.

Working in small room, she couldn’t get much of her projects down but continued to pursue them. Even when she graduated from Hunter college with her masters, her projects had positive results on the community, including the “don’t honky if your horny.” Des made bumper stickers and passed them out to cars held in traffic in Manhattan. The outcome is very positive making the artwork a success. One more art piece that she did was having local civilians compare her art work from one view to the other. She saw her piece on a billboard and made small pocket sized versions of said artwork. When people looked, they were amazed to see it and notice it that it was in front of theme all this time.

Overall, hearing what Desiree Des had to say, it gave more insight on how i thought it was going to be like being an artist in the real world. She is successful because she knew the right people and went out of her comfort zone to get the connections she needed even dealing with anxiety issues. In a way, it was the people she meet that helped become successful, like the famous quote, “it takes a village to raise a child.” From listening to her story, I know that being an artist and making your mark in today’s world is very difficult but then again, we all knew it was going to be like that. Honestly, I hope that after I graduate from Alfred State, I too will find the right people to help me make my name known in today’s world.

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Senior Studio Project: Character Designs

So for my project, I choose my Logline, “A withered-old flame struggles to get to a cabin to survive harsh winter.” From this, I made character designs for the flame as the main character.

I was trying to decide between a flame with a mouth, arms and legs while the other only have eyes. I thought to myself, how do I make the flame stand out, so I decided that a flame with no mouth would be stronger because the character can express more body language to communicate its feeling  to the audience.


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Senior Studio Loglines & Moodboard

For Senior Studio, I needed to create a moodboard for each of my loglines.


Logline #1: A young samurai struggles to perfect one move to gain his sensei’s approval even though he has already perfected it.


Logline #2: A decrepit old robot struggles to preserve what is left of Mother Nature in a forgotten barren wasteland.

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Senior Studio Journal #1

What do you want to be doing a year from now?  What do you need in your portfolio to get there?


What I want to do is one of two things: Either go for my master’s degree or do game animation and character modeling for a gaming company. To be specific, possibly an internship for people who recently graduated college with big name brands like Sony, Ubisoft, Bandai and Microsoft. If not game animation and character modeling, then cartoon animation with Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or Warner Bros. Animation.


What I need in my portfolio is more animation project, specifically, projects that I have completed or things that I did to past the time. I also want to put in character designs and models that I have been working on and that I think are successful. The animation and character design will be 2D and 3D.

What is the best piece you’ve ever made? (bring it if you can)


Since my freshman year till now, I have rarely made works that I have considered to be my best. The two pieces that come to mind when I think about my best is my Bone study I did in freshman year and my still Life I did in junior year.

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Motion Graphic Final Project: Opening Sequence

This was my final project for Motion Graphics Class. The project was to create an opening of a specific genre using a specific art movement. For mine, the genre was science fiction while the art movement was romanticism. For my project, I wanted to focus on the beauty and freedom that space has to offer. This means Nebulas, traveling through the stars, and planets. Instead of using spaceships, I decided to use the next best thing, comets. The comets were particles made in after effects. The Nebulas and planet were made in photoshop. The song that I used was a royalty free electric song.


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