Thursday, January 25, 2007


Lately, I found myself desperately looking for an inspiration. It is not an inspiration that you could find from some art books or artists. I do not want to settle with nice looking models, animations or textures. Those are all tools to deliver what you have to say. I want to communicate with the world. I want to find a way to tell the world that I have a voice wanting to be heard.

During the time I struggle with a lack of a technical knowledge or even artistic challenges, I still need to focus on the fact that my purpose is to communicating rather than learning the tool. The rest follows when you figure out the big picture. Because the passion leads you to find a way.

I always had a hard time communicating through languages either Korean or English. I guess my linguistic skill is not sophisticated enough yet. So I need to find better way to communicate. I chose the art. If God ever has given me something that I am good at, I believe that it's an art, which I have been hating for it. (Why can't I be a lawyer or doctor?...)

My film became very personal. I decided to make it very personal because for the first time in my life, I want to take a journey to put myself out there and show to the world that there is a voice shouting by a tall, pizza-face Asian girl. Ha ha

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Cal Arts 2007 Spring

The school started at Jan. 16th. I was busy preparing classes and adjusting to new teachers and classmates. I am taking the minimum to have more working time of my film.

I think I have a little less than 3 months to finish film. The rigging for characters was not done yet but I think I could handle it with a basic rig. I can alway update the rig and animations as I progress the film. I need to focus on finishing a film not making it perfect. I sometimes get overwhelmed by the amount of work that I have to do. Lighting and shading is a big challenge because I have the least experience with it.

I decided to chop off the least important scenes to reduce the length of the film. I, myself lose interest very fast if the film is too long without having any explosions or shocking sc....haha Since this is a complicated story, I assume that it is going to be hard to make audience to understand instantly what happens in the film. To prevernt this, I made the design of background more simple, interesting during the pre-production.
My goal is to make good animations to deliver the story clearly for next 2 months.

I tend to get too worried and serious when it comes to work. I might start learning to smoke pot or

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

The guy with water can. Setting up the pipeline for production.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Guy Face

The guy character is done after couple of adjustments by Gennady Babichenko.

Guy Character

Final Guy Character

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

water particle test

First time water particle test!!!

The reflection map can now be seen on the surface of the Hourglass

The OuterRing

This should be the last concept artwork for film.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Now, the fish has scales!!!!! yeah!!!!
The texture was enhanced by my former co-worker, Suk-Choon Yoon who added the cool bump mapping. I am very happy how the scales look now.

I think I will have sushi for dinner

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Castle Tree

I spent a whole day to finish the castle tree design.

Each castle section has a little event as the girl make a move to the top. I was trying to take into consideration as I designed it. I hope that I could build a model that delivers this flat style and color.