I did some digital storyboard/composition studies from the movie Gladiator, inspired by Hans Bacher’s work in the book Dream Worlds.
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Looking through Hayao Miyazaki’s storyboards and rough concept art for his films always inspires me. It’s incredible how simple and rough they are, yet the idea is conveyed so clearly, and he even colors many of them!
Trying to unlock some of his secrets through osmosis, I did a couple studies. The top is a study of a painting I found in the Hayao Miyazaki Image Board book. I tried to imitate his watercolor style in a digital medium, keeping it as rough and loose as possible like the original. The three things I notice the most when looking at his roughs: Miyazaki is a master of simple gesture, composition and color design.
The bottom one is a study of one of Kazuo Oga’s backgrounds for Spirited Away. I was trying to get a feel for how he lights his paintings, for Oga is not only a master of realistic detail, but of how to create the perfect mood using lighting.
Hey everyone! I’m not dead! I apologize for the lack of any new updates - lately I’ve been a lot of work on Premium Oppa’s YouTube channel; shooting, editing videos and moderating our social networking accounts is no slim task, and although things are moving slowly I’m still pleased with the experience I’m getting from it. Film and video production has always been a passion for me, and it’s my dream to work in the film industry in some aspect… Where, I’m not sure. I have my ideas, but I feel that with experience comes changes in thought, and to get too attached to one idea is not good. As Bruce Lee said, be like water. It can flow, and it can crash, and that is my mindset right now; be constantly pushing towards my ultimate goal, but flexible and open to new pathways.
As long as you keep the big picture in mind, I believe anything you undertake will aid you in the long run.
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well with their own work and projects. Keep at it!
Last week Premium Oppa hit up KCON in Irvine CA. Check out our video to see Marc’s struggle to find a 4Minute autograph voucher, and our interviews with KCON attendees! You might see you and your friends!
New video from the KPop convention that we had in Irvine last week. I’m actually in this one this time.
Time to step away from the editing table for a while and take a break. x_x Hope everyone’s projects are going well.
Your oppas are back with our second video — and our first installment of Kpop Starship, where we showcase our favorite Korean stars and what makes em so poppin’ fresh.
The next Premium Oppa video is up! After receiving some good feedback on the last video, we knew that we needed to align the next one closer with our brand of humor, moving further away from the traditional format we had in the first one. This gave me a chance to really play around and try out stuff in After Effects, which I’m actively teaching myself how to use with each video. The first time I used the program I sat there slack jawed and dazed. That thing is not easy to figure out, especially if you’re used to the Premiere workflow. Once you get the interface things become a lot easier.
It’s incredible the amount of power AE has - you can pretty much do any kind of post production that you can imagine. For the intro sequence I found a tutorial on how to make an Iron Man like HUD and used elements from that, played around with the green screen keying feature (luckily Reuel’s wall was painted green) and some other effects/plugins. I’m really excited to make more videos, and we hope to keep up on this bi-weekly release schedule.
Hey guys! I’ve been working on a YouTube channel with some friends called Premium Oppa, and I just finished editing the first video last night!
Premium Oppa is a channel devoted to K-Pop music and Korean culture (as well as Asian American culture in general), serving as bridge to the western audience. We are aiming to have at minimum, a bi-weekly release. I’d be so grateful if you watched our first video, and perhaps even shared it with your friends who like K-Pop or even better, those who you want to try to get into K-Pop!