Friday, July 1, 2011

Stoned — Senior Film: Spring Submission

It's finally done (for now).

This is my senior film produced at the Savannah College of Art and Design and completed on May 29, 2011. I was responsible for production, direction, story writing, storyboarding, conceptualizing, and character rigging.

I had a god-sent crew of around 15 people who assisted me and saw this through completion. This film has been worked well into many days and sleepless nights over the course of 10 weeks.

Although it's not perfect, this was everybody's first time and inspite of that, we did pretty well and its darn worthy of showing:

I hope to learn from my mistakes and apply what I have learned for the future!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Out with the old and in with the new

My newfound (and god sent) crew have overhauled a few things since Fall 2010.

Ambient occlusion renders of new environment:

Modeled by Gary Blackburn, Erica Mae, Monique Blaize.

Work-in-progress textures:

Textured by Joy Hua (rigging video found here:

Textured by Chuck Cronkite

More to come. Third cut of my animatic with final animation to be up soon!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Senior Soiree Soon!

I'll be participating/presenting at the Senior Soiree tomorrow. I'm looking for a TD (Technical Director), rigger, environment modeler, texture artist, lighter and sound designer/composer. Some parts of the pipeline have already been done (even those that aren't my forte) during Senior 1, but I think this film will be a step closer to my vision if I had a crew to work with.

The story still stays true from Concept.

So if you're interested in any of those positions, please stop by. I'll be at Table 19 or you can email me on Meanwhile, here's the teaser poster:

Rendered Stills

Test stills from the film. Lighting and environment modeling still need to be tweaked. But this is close to the look and feel that I want for this short :)

Environment (Work in Progress)

The rough environment that Sony and I came up with. These were done during Senior 1, Fall quarter of 2010:

Rough Cut Animatic

Stoned: Rough Cut Animatic from Priya Koppikar on Vimeo.

Modeled, rigged, textured, and lit, primarily for rough character staging and posing. There are still some TD problems like the eyes, which I hope to get fixed soon.

These playblasts exclude the lighting since it may overpower and interfere with reading the characters (but I'll post lit rendered stills instead).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rough Textures

Spink Textured from Priya Koppikar on Vimeo.

Spink's UV-ing done by Mark Jenkins. Thanks, Mark!

Cygnus is currently undergoing slight UV-ing changes, so it'll be up soon! Remodeled version:

Cygnus Remodeled Mesh (with wireframe) from Priya Koppikar on Vimeo.