Wednesday, 25 July 2012

New Designers and Graduation!

The end of my educational journey has ended with two events, which marked the transition from education to professional world. The New Designers exhibition and my Graduation.

New Designers 

New Designers was an exhibition held at the Business Centre in London, where recent graduates had the chance to showcase their work. To me was a great opportunity, meet great people, make contacts, and show my 2 pieces on display, The Final Chapter and Le Patissier. It was a great experience yet exhausting experience which help us understand how well we have to be able to sell our work professionally without being too intrusive. Among many graduates showcasing there, I met some great artists, with whom I will keep contact. With my colleagues, we showcased mind-blowing animations, and were one of the busiest stands.

The Graduation 2012

My Graduation was on the 10th of July, concluding the 3 years journey at UCA Rochester, doing a BA Honours In CG Arts and Animation. The day was marked by nerves, stress but a lot of happiness. With my parents and my girlfriend Ivanka present, I was very proud for the achievement, which was characterized by hard work, sacrifice and passion. Lastly, I would like to thank to everyone, who helped me reach the end of this journey, with special attention to my girlfriend, who has always been there when needed.

The next stage on this blog, is to document my transition into the professional world, as well as being presenting any personal projects I plan to do. 

Until a next time!! 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Week at New Designers!

From tomorrow onwards, I will be exhibiting my animations at the New Designers show. So let's get ready for busy times, heat and little sleep for one last week! but it is all worth, they say. If any of you that follow my blog is going to the show, take a look at our stand, at the media section. and you will see mine and my peers work, but also spin some zoetropes, and see some characters come to life.

At the show I'm showcasing 2 animations, Le Patissier and the collaborative project .The Final Chapter

Project: Le Patissier

Directed by: 
Ruben Martins

"A patisserie shop in the heart of Paris is home to one of the most talented patissiers in the whole France. The patissier is recognized by his exceptional set of skills in making and decorating wedding cakes. having a new cake on order, this animation will follow the patissier decorating one of the most beautiful wedding cakes he ever created."


Project: The Final Chapter

Directed by:
Atom Pancakes (as Ruben Martins)

"The story follows our crime writer, Arthur Winters, as he attempts to write the ending of his book. As he thinks through possible ideas, things begin to go wrong around him. While having these ideas, Winters enters his dream space and starts to act like the suspects. When he finally realises an idea that works, he burst into motion to finish his book, however the simplest of the tasks is not so simple after all."

Also I have created my 1st showreel focusing on my characters, hope you like it!

and see you there!