Thursday, June 21, 2012
This link talks about artistic development by director Guillermo Del Toro:
Thanks Focal Press. Check them out: http://www.focalpress.com/creativity.aspx
Whatever your passion is, seek out the good stuff. Read good books, watch good movies, listen to good music, read great comics. Soak it in on the first run. Then, go back and break down what was cool and why.
Was it a choice of sound, the way an image was composed, use of color / lighting / texture, the way something moved, the choice of words, pacing / the way the action was delivered or described. Brake it down, analyze and apply what you discover to your own ideas. That is what the true artist do.
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
― Bruce Lee
Check it out: http://bestanimationbooks.com/animation/updated-the-wow-factor
This is an except from an upcoming book from Focal Press which by the way is a terrific resource for art, animation, audio, film and graphic design books.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Here was an interesting tid-bit on self evaluation from a credible source.