Saturday, October 24, 2009

An Update! Wow!

SOOOOOO I should have updated this way sooner, because my iTunes album has been live for over a week now! If you search "Nathan H Taylor" on iTunes you should find my album... make sure you don't forget my middle initial or you'll get a bunch of random results. Now, the album is only 3 songs long but if enough people buy it I'll be able to afford to post a larger one!
Oh, and if you don't use iTunes you can find the same album on Amazon as well. :D

Also, here's a quick character turnaround of another model for Sean's film, working title "EXILE."

Quicktime Version Here

Maybe the next update I post won't take me a month to get around to. Heheh


PS. If you haven't gone to yet, go there now! We've been doing cool stuff and you can see some samples of our work on that site. Project London is an Indie Scifi film I'm on the VFX team for.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For the heck of it

I made this poster for Sean's film because I felt like it.
Two things to note:
1. That may not actually be the title, I just thought it sounded cool.
2. You'll probably want to click on the image so you can see it full-size.

I was experimenting with style, and this image happened. I'm posting it because I like it. Oh, and it's a demonstration of the rig for the robot... even though it's not moving. Anyhow, the robot model/rig etc. is completely finished and ready for animation. Now onto other elements!
(The robot is the only thing in the image that's actually 3D so far. I did everything else in Photoshop.)

Sean's website is here if you wanna see his demo reel:

Lemme know what you think!

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Conceptsy Stuff

Here's a quick turnaround animation of a 3D mockup I did for Sean's film. This probably isn't the final model or the final look, but we're playing around with visual styles to see what would look cool with a very contrasty graphic style.

(MOV, H.264 compression, ~2.4mb)

I'll keep posting updates and tests for this project over the next few months. Even if we never use this model, I'm still gonna rig and animate it... because I think it's cool ;)


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sketches n' School n' Stuff

Hey, everyone! I'm back at SCAD for my last year of college (though I'm still trying to wrap my head around that fact).

Should be a great year, I already like my classes this quarter and I have great ambitions for... everything, actually.

Example: I'm working on a bunch of school-related projects right now. One such project is my friend Sean Farbolin's senior film. I'm helping him with the style of the film, and ultimately will probably be modeling, rigging, and helping composite the 3D pieces of it as well. Here's a few designs we've come up with for this sort of "dystopian patrol officer" concept we're trying to figure out:

-early designs

-designs we kinda like

-one of my favorites

-the design on the lower right is closest to what we'll probably go with thus far.

Also, here's a few quick caricatures I've done of my roommates Matt and Sagan (in that order), just trying to really push my exaggerations:

...oh, and here's a creepy drawing I did, and a caricature Sagan Lacy did of me this past summer for fun...

-by Sagan Lacy

That's it for now! I'll post more stuff as I make it. :D


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Web Design


I've decided to update my website design. If you're reading this, you've probably noticed that. If not, you're at the boring part of my site because I never update this stupid blog. Go to:

...or else.

Anyhow, I thought the old design was inefficient and boring. So I'm redoing the layout and adding a lovely antique/Victorian theme. Because I can. (soo... much... photoshop...)

Turns out CSS is easy to pick back up. However, it'd be nice if I hadn't forgotten it in the first place.

So far, only the "Home" and "Animation" links work in the Nav bar to the right... but I'll probably get the rest working in the next few days.

Yes, also: while you're here... go elsewhere. Specifically, to, because we're getting some cool stuff posted from our progress on the film! Woo, final sequences! Which... take time! And uh, lots of... energy that... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Also! I'm a starving artist. So if you're interested in buying some awesome merchandise from Project London... go HERE so I get a referral! Do it. Please?

Meaaaantime, here's an awesome sketch Joe Bluhm did of me at Comic-Con this year:


Cheers, folks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So I was in Michigan for the past week (May 10-17) at the Kalamazoo Animation Fesitval, which was great fun. Our team made a 30-second PSA on the theme "Innovative Approaches to 21st-Century Teaching" in 4 days, and it turned out quite well! We took second place overall (which is cool because the judges actually had to make a second place for us, as it had never been announced in the past). I was the team tech guy; I did the rigging, psot effects (including particle work), most of the compositing and some editing, and pretty much had to troubleshoot all of the problems my other team members had. All in all, it was a great experience.

AAAaaaannnddd Here's the film:

Kafi 2009 Film: Connect from Alexander Snow on Vimeo.