Day 9 Live in the moment

Today I started pushing forward some of my ideas that I am going to present for my final MA thesis. It is a scary move to do, but I am hoping for the best. It is a journey that I don’t want it to end, but at the same time I look forward to getting this work done and doing my best to create something meaningful and full of good lessons for me to digest and process. After that I don’t know what my life will hold!

I am trying to understand and appreciate all the beautiful skies that are still here for me to enjoy. I have made such great friends and I can’t bear the fact that it will soon be over. I am so grateful for having had a blast time here!

Anyways I’m leaving with this today! Nothing that conceptual but rather a touch of my life and some happiness, that I find within all this work.

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Birthday Vibes hehe

Day 8

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

Peter De Vries

An interesting thing I came across today was this. I rekindled my thoughts about my previous work.

http://stephenbell.org.uk/

 

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Looking back into this I feel reconnected with memories and days that are no longer here.

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Day 7 ‘Fearlessness of being a child’

‘It’s not the having, it’s the getting.’

Elizabeth Taylor

For today’s agenda I shall talk about the aesthetic and narrative that I am developing so far. It’s a bit complicated but bare with me.

So as I said earlier before the narrative that I am exploring is that of an individual that is facing inner dilemma, and he escapes within the wonders of his inner childhood and dreams. It sounds complicated, and to some extent it is. Nonetheless, what I am trying to capture is an aesthetic that delineate and submerges well the scope and resonating factor of the medium in the context of the narrative.

This in all intent is possible, yet I am finding it hard to actually express it in solid 3d spaces. To this I have been considering shifting the essence of 3d aesthetic into something that is more 2d in a bear essence. This sounds awesome, but developing enough power to gain this is somewhat hard and I need a vibe of momentum that will ignite me to find something interesting within.

Looking through splendid work of Glenn Keane and his wonders, I was awestruck how such a 2d animator could evoke 3d elements even within the essence of flat planes.

I know that here there is something deep through which I should look closer. There is something deep, that if I analyse deeply I will find my way into expressing this confusion of thoughts that I have within my head.

‘What is this amazing new world I stepped into. ‘

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Day 6 “Live the questions now”

The weather is grumpy like me today. Hence I shall not post a grumpy picture. But I shall post something positive and with good sense of vibe today.

Do you know this poet?

Rainer Maria Rilke

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46199.Letters_to_a_Young_Poet

Well somehow I was extremely inspired to develop my character in the whimsical and thoughtful letters that stream out of this book. This guy, questioned everything and in a way he was so confused that makes me realize how daunting everything and existentialism can truly be.

Some of his thoughtful words that somehow resonate with me are as follows:

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
…live in the question.”

“only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn’t exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.”

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”

“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life”

I can’t stop but here is the final one for today  :

“There is only one way: Go within. Search for the cause, find the impetus that bids you write. Put it to this test: Does it stretch out its roots in the deepest place of your heart? Can you avow that you would die if you were forbidden to write? Above all, in the most silent hour of your night, ask yourself this: Must I write? Dig deep into yourself for a true answer. And if it should ring its assent, if you can confidently meet this serious question with a simple, “I must,” then build your life upon it. It has become your necessity. Your life, in even the most mundane and least significant hour, must become a sign, a testimony to this urge.”

Read this book it opens so many doors and makes you feel one step closer to confusion and most importantly close to the passion that creative people can express in different ways and means.

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Day 4 the idea

‘Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.’

Lincoln Steffens

The narrative that I am currently exploring is emerged within the development of a character that is finding struggles within the inner self. The  idea behind this narrative is about how this struggle will take this character into places and with some perseverance and obstacles a long the way he will define and transform into realizing the definition and permanence of being in this world.

A very brief synopsis but to some extent this character is still an unfinished development and I am still letting my thoughts breath within this brainstorming.

The visual attempt to this approach is one that is mostly taken within hybrid formation of different media and development. In this manner I would be allowing the definition and understanding of these chaotic thoughts to have their freedom and expressive freedom.

Perseverance will make this happen.

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Day 3 Being Authentic

‘We are all gifted. That is our inheritance’

Ethel Waters

What struck me the most was the sheer sympathy and love that this guy has to music. Unlike no other person he stood quietly, and elicited the beauty of music.

This is a good reminder that no matter what and how if the love to something is so big there can always a way of growing.

Animation makes me feel like I have never grew older. It takes me to places where the limitations is only the ones I put into. Looking into work such as Genndy Tartakovsky with his great ability to capture essence, I feel driven more than ever to develop and grow older in this medium.

The beautiful smears that this movie has within its motion, truly makes drives me to develop and understand further the beauty inside this.

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Day 2 Where it all started

 

‘Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle’

Robert Anthony

 

Looking back to where it all started one should be startled to realize that we all came from one foundation. Today I came across something an artifact that has been part of my past. Although it might not connote anything for some individuals, I believe that looking back into any past, one can trace and understand the essence and presence of being this present individuality.

There is a moment in this film, where you forget that its a movie and you get mesmerized within the wonders that lie within the french caves. Away and still these images narrate something more profound than any technological advancement in this current world. Although only through film one is able to perceive this beauty, one come to terms to realize that the most profound wonders lie within the simplicity of our hearts.

To this I was drawn to look and develop something that meant and created a meaningful venture within this development. Although I clueless immersed myself into this, I started to acknowledge powerful synergies within these paintings.

Synergies that took me back to my past. Where all I saw was magnified with my own perception. The funny thing is that I still find myself that same crazy kid from the inside despite the physical growth that I have undergone.

In this way is everything we do in life has a certain permanence to its unfolding?

Is it something that can never disappear or it is bound to be forgotten to the instance we think about doing it?

Off to continue now.

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Day 1 Stop complaining and Do IT!

OK. I know it’s Friday and I am posting this all of a sudden. But after a long stagnation in my creative bubble I feel that it is prime time, I let loose and start sharing my work. My thoughts and my creative impulses. I apologize for practically abandoning all of this and practically leave everything quite dormant.

Funnily enough I felt a great sense of frustration and to some extent I was not prepared to continue writing about my work. Which is sad, but at the same time it paved way for me to grow and understand who I really am. As an creative in this chaotic environment called life.

Well why I am here.

For a simple fact I need to get my thoughts liberated and I feel that here I can share whatever I want. In whatever ways and content.

Today, as per usual we had a guest speaker from BlueZoo, and what struct me the most is that the frustration and eagerness to learn and limitation of time is a resonating element that is within all of us. Animation and the life that you end up living in, as a student does not seem appealing and that is true.

Yet, what strikes me the most, although this medium is relatively new within my creative capability the ultimate results and beautiful creations that we all can create all profoundly come to one whole at each and every project. No matter the heart aches and the sleepless nights, and crazy mental dilemmas that I face. Looking at in the end I always feel a sense of pride and excitement.

Although I have only five months to go in this beautiful place, I will let nothing stop me from achieving whatever I have always set my mind in doing. I know that it is going to be super hard, and I will loose it from time to time, but I feel that this is the right point and I can achieve it no matter what others might think.

I will not let fear destroy this creative bloom that I have been holding from when I remember.

Day 1 will always be the hardest. But the mission will never end.

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