Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Never thought I would miss Chavant so much...

under my fingernails...

As the title says- I can't believe it's been like a month since I went to sculpture class. My Joker would have a layer or two of dust on him... if he hadn't been in a glass case... *sigh*

Well, my sculpture toolbox had a layer of dust! sort of... I cleaned it off in the middle of crunch time... rats!

Regardless of whether he had dust or not, I was FINALLY able to get back to Joker this week- and boy did I miss him! I haven't posted any progress shots from the classes I did go to because usually I was running out of them as fast as possible. (I have my in-room hours right after class.) So this is going to LOOK like I got a LOT of work done REALLY FAST- but that's all fake. The last thing I did on him before films was his face, I think.

I started clothing today out of some frustration. I am pretty happy with where that is headed. The hardest thing is gonna be the coattails of his jacket. Gonna have to cross that bridge when I get to it. For now, it does not worry me.

As you can see- I have not yet attacked the hands... After the drama of Harley's hands, I am not exactly chomping at the bit to get to those, but I will eventually.

My ENTIRE CLASS (and I mean everyone- including the teacher John Mahoney!) are upset that I will apparently be covering Joker's ass with a coat! They keep telling me how lush it is and weird stuff like that! XD I don't know- what the- I just- I don't get it! They keep teasing me that since I've "spent so much time on it", making it look so- uhh, I - buh!

Between you and me though- *whispers* I really like the creases in his pants!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Best Bombshells

Presenting my fourth year film: Best Bombshells!

Best Bombshells from Amanda Candler on Vimeo.

And here is a photo of me with three of my voice actresses at the recording session- YAY!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Long Gone- and overdue

My poor poor blog. And poor followers.

I have been kind of absent, haven't I? I am so sorry. Films dominate everything.

Well, as I said- my film has ruled my life for the past few months now, and the deadline was yesterday at 4 PM. I suddenly find myself with a lot more time on my hands. Well, in theory. In reality, I have no more or less time than I did before, but I have one less thing to fill that time. I can't say that I have nothing to do now for the last month of my four years here at CalArts- far from it! In fact, I would almost say I have MORE to do in the next month. I am still searching for my place in the industry- looking for jobs and applying and, the worst part of all, waiting... Waiting to hear back if they want me or not.

I don't care what anyone else says- waiting to hear back from people you so very desperately WANT to work for is the worst thing. (First-world problems, I know, I know...) But it's sheer agony. Okay, need to get off this topic, before I descend into something I cannot dig my way out of.

Everything in my life has suffered for my film. I haven't been to work in two weeks? (I miss my jobs...), I haven't been to classes in three (saving up all those missed classes was the smartest thing I did this semester!), and my room looks like death. My cube, however, is pristine. You would think since I was basically LIVING there that it would be the other way around- but no, the place where I am not is where it is most messy. I cannot stand the mess immediately around me when I work, so I keep everything tidy. haha Meals became an optional thing for the past three days. I had dinner on Sunday with a friend and did not eat an actual meal again until about 2 hours ago. I didn't physically leave the cube in almost 32 hours. My body STILL aches.*

*- for any of you current or soon-to-be, or even you hopeful, Character Animation students, I DO NOT- I repeat- DO NOT condone this as an effective method of getting films- OR ANYTHING ELSE- done! This is highly bad for you. Good time management is better any day! I do not list these numbers as a bragging thing, like "Oh look how cool I am! I didn't sleep for two days!"- in fact, quite the opposite. Some students in our department consider this some sort of badge of honor. Who can sleep the least amount? Me, I think far more of people who get sleep every night. Why? Because it is what we have to look forward to when we leave this place and work for a company that will NOT appreciate you wearing the same clothes three days in a row. Just sayin'... I'm opinionated. Deal with it.

I am serious, though. My body hurts. From sitting in that lab, from being on that computer. My body aches from head to toe.

I am looking forward to doing all the things I haven't done in months in the coming month. I want to sit in the sun. I want to read for fun. I want to find my knitting and try to do a little. I want to draw- for FUN! I want to see friends and go places. I want to write people- haha! My family thinks I feel off the face of the planet.

I am starting a "Bucket List" for the rest of my time at CalArts. Things I want to do before graduation. The first thing on my list, sadly, is to watch more of the AFI 100 list. I have made almost no progress this year. I miss watching films. Another thing is to try my hand at stop-motion or something. I have access to all this stuff- I need to USE IT before I can't anymore! *sniff* There are so many things I said I would do while I was here. Sadly, I have done very few of them. Must fix that. Got to do it!

I guess that is it for now. I haven't been to sculpture in almost a month? so I have nothing new really to show on Joker and I slept through class today- but I should have something next week? And here- I will give you these photos of the Asterope (main character from last year's film).

Yes, I admit it- the only reason I am posting this one is because of the sign I have in the background.

On the subject of films: as soon as I can get my film uploaded on the internets, I will post a link here.