Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A website for my beans





http://a.parsons.edu/~sons754/ivabean.html

I created a simple website so I can develop it further and share information with others.
Please come visit anytime~

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Observation @ Hanai Preschool

video

I only showed pictures of preschool kids during the presentation. Here's a clip that shows their reaction.

My Bean Movie

"The Three Little Beans" Tada~
I will definitely add more features when I learn more about Maya program. I am just happy that I was able to apply a camera movement here.


The Three Little Beans! from Iva Son on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Steve Job's Presentation




Powerful, yet simple! What need I say more!
I noted down major points of Steve Job's presentation style.

-Setting the theme with a 'single headline'
-Keeping consistency with the theme
-Providing the outline
-Showing enthusiasm
-Making it visual (short on description)
-Rehearsing
-Adding a bonus thing at the end

I'm just hoping not to choke during the presentation. Good luck to you all! Shouldn't we celebrate the end of the semester?

Bean Number Cards




I made cards that go along with my "Three Little Beans". I originally thought about making christmas gifts for the children I would meet at the preschool and just figured I should make something that's meaningful to my project. I wanted kids to have something to feel and play with the show. I gave out the cards and candy canes and they loved them :D I loved to see them smile.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why not make the animation interactive?

Yes, I have thought about making "The Three Little Beans" more interactive. At first, I thought those beans talking toward the audience and inviting kids to count together along with the beans were enough for an interactive animation. However, I now think I want them to use those languages little more. What kind of features do I need to add? Daniel suggested about putting some texts within the animation. I generally don't like seeing texts in animation because it makes kind of illustrated cartoon look but I decided to use them when Beans count number for the second time. Feedbacks are always valuable. Thanks guys!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Maya and Pro Tools



These two are the primary technologies that I'm borrowing for my project. Their usages are limiteless and I can't wait to discover more about them. After the critique, I wanted to work on sound more with Pro Tools so I actually played piano and recorded it. It's embarassing ; ) I realized I haven't played it for so long...