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@Phil story *UPDATE* 3

Hi, Phil, I took your ideas and advice on the rewrite,

The premise -  they Triumph of freedom and a new life

The longline - a gnome is sick and tired of his life in a small & narrow garden for a child. He is close to a garden airport on the other side of the garden wall, after much convincing, his best friend and a neighbour cat will do anything that can to help him over to the airport.

 The Step Outline:

In a small narrow garden made for a family to enjoy filled with the finest of the 1950's furniture and a wonderful see-saw for the children to enjoy, there were two ornaments in the garden living peacefully and enjoying their lives except one.

This one gnome stare depressingly at a map of the world wishing to leave his same old mundane life, he would always find himself staring at skies where he would see planes flying across the sky going to different countries and exploring the news things.

His shoulder was suddenly tapped on, it was his best friend looked worried and conc…

Maya homework - 17 sun set

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CG Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 14

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@Phil story *UPDATE* 2

Hi, Phil, I took your ideas and advice on the rewrite,

The premise -  they Triumph of freedom and a new life

The longline - a gnome is sick and tired of his life in a small & narrow garden for a child. He is close to a garden airport on the other side of the garden wall, after much convincing, his best friend and a neighbour cat will do anything that can to help him over to the airport.

 The Step Outline:

In a small narrow garden made for a family to enjoy filled with the finest of furniture and a wonderful see-saw for the children to enjoy, there were ornaments filled with garden gnomes living peacefully and enjoying their lives all except one.

This one gnome stare depressingly at a picture of Rome, the birthplace gnome and wishing that he would go there one day. he would always find himself staring at skies where he would see birds upon birds from the next garden flying across the sky with gnomes sitting on their backs, flying to different countries enjoying themselves.

His sho…

Maya homework - 16 Texturing

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Animation toolkit - 13 life drawing animation

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Maya toolkit - 19 animatic

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CG Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 13

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Character workshop

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Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock 1960 - film review 15 cutting edge

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Alfred Hitchcock is a well-known film director who is best known for his thrilling and horrifying films, "Hitchcock is the most-daring avant-garde film-maker in America today." (Hoberman, 2016). In 1960 Hitchcock, would create one of the most influential and inspiring horror films, that continue to captivate viewers, a masterpiece, simply known as Psycho.

Hitchcock is well known for his storytelling through films, one of the best films he created was Psycho (1960). Psycho is about horrible murders committed by Norman Bates, in the Bates Motel. The narrative begins with a woman, named Marion Crane, who steals money from her workplace and plans a new life with her boyfriend. On the way to her boyfriend, in another county, Marion stops at the Bates Motel. Finding a place to stay for the night, she met a nice man named Norman. Marion engaged in a conversation with him about his mother, which made him mad and frustrated at her. However, he begins having sexual feelings to…

Maya toolkit - 18 texture

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Adobe Audition toolkit - 2 space

I created a soundscape for a solar planet.
audition lesson 2 from Laura Boots on Vimeo.

From Script to Screen OGR

@Phil - story UPDATE

Okay, Phil, I have rewritten the story to the stalker idea, I find this much better than my original idea. Thank you for your help and hope this sounds amazing, please give me more advice if you think there should be something that needs to be added to it or if it needs just that little something else to make into a great story.

The Premise – motivations of love and the crazy things it makes people do to show their love for another.

The Logline – a woman is going on holiday when there is a man stalking and tracking her every movement throughout the airport, will he catch up to her or will he lose her for he wants her hand in marriage.

The Step Outline

a beautiful, curvaceous woman steps out of the house with her bag and luggage walking towards her car, unknowing that there is a man wearing a black hoody covering his face is watching closely in the shadows.

As she prepares the car had been grief already to go she speeds off straight to the airport with this mysterious man following clo…

@Phil - story

Hi, Phil, I need your advice with this story whether if it sounds good or not and if I need to add anything to it to make it better.

The Premise – motivations of love and the crazy things it makes people do to show their love for another.

The Logline – a garden gnome works at an airport happy with his relationship with an air hostess. when discovering she has left her prize position behind, he will go out of his way to get it back to her.

The Step Outline 

 a man walks out of his house letting the gnomes to move toward the airport and set up, get the birds ready and opening shops/coffee shops.

Security officer gnome and Air hostess gnome walk in together holding hands, go to the higher floor to grab some food, loving every minute of their time together.

Air hostess gnome kisses him goodbye to go on her swan for, whilst Security officer gnome looks sadden and dismayed of her departure.

When working, checking passengers through and scanning their bags, to his horror, she has left her engag…

Maya toolkit - 17 premiere editing

I took my Maya pre-viz of the car crash tutorial and edit it in premiere, I enjoyed learning what to do in premiere and I think the video came out good.


car crash from Laura Boots on Vimeo.

From Script to Screen - ideas

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I have been going through many possibilities for my story, I have decided that it will be an airport garden AKA an airport in the garden run by gnomes and made from things that are in the garden, as well as it being a love story.





Maya homework - 15 Camera shake, drop and zoom

Rope by Alfred Hitchcock 1948 - Film Review 14 cutting edge

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In 1948, film director and writer, Alfred Hitchcock embarked on the making of a film dedicated to the idea of murder. Asking the questions: ‘is there such a thing as a perfect crime?’ and ‘how can you create suspense?’. Hitchcock, with help from an old screenplay, developed for Broadway theatre and Howard Bristol (set designer), created one of the most thrilling films filled with suspense- Rope.

The narrative, of Rope, is about 2 young men, Brandon and Phillip, killing a friend, David,, out of boredom, to commit the perfect crime. In celebration of their kill, Brandon, the brains and the main protagonist of the film, sets up a party filled with David's, the victim’s, family members, his aunt, father, girlfriend, the girlfriend's ex/old best friend and their old teacher Rupert. Throughout the party Brandon indulges in small talk, making little jibes and about David, trying to be clever as the guests are unaware of David’s death. However, Rupert observes Brandon and Ph…

CG Artist Toolkit: Life Drawing - 12

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character workshop - 2 joker and shapes

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Today was about shapes and how they define a character. I really happy with how it turned out.

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Example/help 

end product 


Shape practice 

Maya toolkit - 16 pre - viz 2

Script to screen - Like for Like Storyboard Deadpool fight scene

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Animation toolkit - 12 pushing animation

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