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Artists Portfolio Review

http://y78.fr – Yul Moreau

Of the three portfolio sites I found, this one is my least favorite. Firstly, the only form of navigation is to scroll throughout the entire site, which is just one page. There are no other pages to navigate to. There is also no “about” page. The closest thing to that is the top of the page which only refers to the artist as a Digital Art Director. The page also says the artist, Yul Moreau, has 13 years of experience, but does not say in what field of study. At the bottom of this first screen, there is a small piece of text that says “scroll or die” which, in my opinion, seems a tad pretentious and doesn’t give off a good first impression. Every time the viewer scrolls to the top of the site, some rather annoying electronic music plays automatically. It took me a long time to realize there is a small, barely visible pause button the viewer can press. The site shows Yul’s work before even showing his areas of expertise. At the very bottom of the page is where Yul’s contact information is. Each project that is shown on the page has a slide of images as well as what appears to be a Vimeo link to the specific project. However, clicking on the “video” does nothing and shows no video. It is only a screenshot of a video as it would appear on Vimeo. It is very misleading and has immediately steered my interest away from his site.

 

http://toyfight.co/work/

In contrast to Yul Moreau’s portfolio, ToyFight’s site is easy to navigate, pleasing to the eye, and does not play any irritating music on the homepage. The homepage shows the viewer everything they need to see with the complicated navigation. There is a “who” page which introduces the workers and creators in the company, a “what” page which shows their areas of profession, companies they’ve worked with, and awards they’ve earned, and lastly a “work” page which shows examples of projects they have worked on. I only have one small complaint about the site. It is that the navigational buttons can be hard to see and took me a couple of seconds to notice. This can be a frustrating feature for newcomers to the website. Otherwise I think it is a fine example of a portfolio to which people would be receptive

 

https://www.femmefatale.paris/en

Lastly we have Femme Fatale. I believe that the most prominent feature on this site is its choice of color. The homepage is a grayscale which can best be compared to the 1950’s noir genre. In terms of navigation, it is similar to ToyFight, simple and to the point. I see no real design or navigational flaws in the site.

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Pitch Ideas: Moodboards

Card War

Mile 9 3/4

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Animation Pitch Ideas

“Mile 9 3/4”

An old wizard must save his village by defeating an evil necromancer in a freestyle rap battle

“Card War”

Two generals of opposing armies settle the score of their through an aggressive game of Go Fish.

“The Center of the Earth”

A scientist digs to the core of the Earth only to be greeted by a goblin in a studio apartment.

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Inspiration and Story Premises

Fascinations:

 

  • Medieval Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi Fantasy
  • Outer Space
  • Rock Music
  • Underground Hip Hop

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  • Roleplaying Games
  • Comic Books
  • Time Travel
  • Tabletop Games
  • Wizardry

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  • Space Exploration
  • Ghost stories
  • Medieval Architecture
  • Giant Castles
  • Dungeons and Dragons

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  • Rural Towns
  • Game of Thrones
  • Lord of The Rings
  • Elder Scrolls
  • Dice

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  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Reading
  • Sleeping
  • Music

Story Premises

 

  • An Ogre barbarian, an Orcish Warlord, and an Elven necromancer all get together to play their favorite Tabletop RPG “Suburbs and Regional Managers”.
  • The last king of a once prosperous kingdom curses his own life with immortality to ensure that he will not die before finding the one responsible for the destruction of his nation.
  • With magic being made illegal and punishable by death, one aspiring individual makes it her mission to reteach the old ways of magic prior to technology in hopes of overthrowing the Industrial Overlord.
  • Instead of haunting the lone resident of a large mansion, a ghost decides to spend its days mildly inconveniencing the resident by tilting every painting and moving every piece of furniture in the house.
  • Young aspiring rapper, Keith Mc’Rhymes, unwittingly recites a magical incantation during a freestyle rap battle.

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  • After sending a test subject through a fake time machine, a group of scientists play a prank on the test subject to make him think he traveled 1,000 years into the future.
  • A 17th Century Witch who lives in hiding in the 21st century decides to retire from Witchcraft to open a bar where she sells her potions as alcoholic drinks.
  • Humans, after traveling hundreds of years to the Andromeda galaxy, encounter a species not dissimilar to them and attempt to make peaceful contact, only to find themselves fending for their lives against the militaristic alien race.
  • A teenager finds a magical pair of dice that he must roll to determine his level of success in any real-life scenario.
  • A supervillain tries everything to destroy the city, but each attempt inadvertently always backfires.

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  • A medieval history major switches to fashion design hoping to bring capes back into fashion.
  • Clark Kent has been drafted into the military and must try to conceal the fact that he is Superman while on the Battlefield.
  • The ghost of Vincent van Gogh must paint the skies clear to stop a dangerous hurricane.
  • Famous Superhero Keith McSavet’heday is revealed to actually be three small children in a trench coat.
  • It’s like Jumanji, but with Connect Four.

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  • An internet personality uses his platform to run for president.
  • Santa got the flu, and it’s up to Keith Mc’Elf to save Christmas in Santa’s absence.
  • In a world full of superheroes, our protagonist, Bart Bent, has a secret identity with which he fights crime as a normal guy, “Man”.
  • A team of scientists dig to the core of Earth only to discover that the planet is actually a space ship piloted by subterranean creatures.
  • A flu-struck, struggling college student must find a way to make it through the semester.

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  • An interdimensional lifeform who feeds on the fears of others uses his ability to help humans get over their phobias.
  • A vampire starts a vegan cooking show.
  • A time traveler goes back in time to prevent the Dark Ages, only to return to the present and find that the Dark Ages never ended.
  • A young high schooler must either follow in his father’s footsteps with basketball or pursue his dream of starring in a Coming of Age Musical about a conflicted teen.
  • After being diagnosed with cancer, an elderly Canadian citizen is given treatment immediately with no issues.

 

 

On both my wish list and premise list, I noticed some similar themes involving medieval fantasy and some form of supernatural magic.

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This is our design for the proposed BQX monorail train that goes between Brooklyn and Queens in new York City.

In my group were Peter Ciliberti -who designed the interior of the train-, Ryan Williams -who was in charge of texturing, lighting, and rendering-, Chris Fogg -who designed the front car, and myself -who designed the connector cars and was in charge of UV mapping.

Modeled using Maya 2018. Textured using Substance Painter. Rendered in Arnold.

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Interactive Orangutan- Documentation

Assets built using Maya 2018. Programmed in Unity using C#. Presented in the Rochester Museum of Science December 2nd & 3rd. The kiosk teaches children about the daily activities of the Bornean Orangutan by clicking on any of the actions presented.

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