Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Final Version of Short is DONE

I'm very glad to say that the final edit/version of our 3D Short is now, finally, up and running. If you'd like to view it, please visit our site at http://www.fallenhero-short.com.

The site itself has, too, been updated also. Please have a look ^_^.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

MaxEx Festival (April 26th - 27th, 2007)

Well, here are the much anticipated photos from the MaxEx Festival. Enjoy!

Promoting MaxEx at the front door.

Ah... Everybody loves MERCHANDIZES.

Behind the scenes...

Whatcha looking at?

Preparing Billy the Miniature.

Just Goofing around ^_^.

I thought we'd be a HIT :(


Here are the New Media.

Promoting Paul's Work (Paul - www.cissroma.com, Me and Asim).

Friday, April 27, 2007

Axis Festival (March 22nd - 24th, 2007)

I know this is kind of late but what the hell. Here are some of the pictures taken during the Axis Festival.

Our first spot on the 2nd floor.

Here are the crowds.

Our second spot on the 1st floor.

Cycling another New media Artwork.

I'll post some more pictures of us during the MaxEx Festival (April 26th - April 29th, 2007) soon. Look forward to it ^_^.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Documentation Work

The Fallen Hero

A playful kid encounters a super-terrestrial being with extraordinary powers and decides to play a prank.

This is a 3D computer animated short movie showcasing a fallen celebrity in a parallel universe as a superhero desperately trying to regain popularity, in this case trying just a bit too hard to please the wrong crowd. In our story, a playful kid encounters this extraterrestrial being with extraordinary powers when playing by himself in a deserted park and decides to take advantage of his "kind" nature of coming to the rescue.

Our hero first arrives to the situation assuming he is desperately needed, from his aerial perspective, the kid seemed injured. When he arrives he discovers that the kid is fine and perfectly healthy. As our hero inspects the child he discovers a few bandages on his hand and goes decides to exaggerate the situation to convince the child he is in need of desperate medical assistance from our super hero.

The child soon discovers this hero's kryptonite and decides to play a prank on him for his own personal satisfaction. The prank convinces our hero that the child is in fact seriously injured and unconscious in need of immediate CPR. As our hero starts to perform the procedure the child surprises him with a devilish scream. Our hero having a weak heart and not being able to handle the excitement falls to his demise.

Artists statement:
Our work is a short computer animated movie animated using Maya 8 showcasing a fallen celebrity as a superhero desperately trying to gain popularity, in this case trying just a bit too hard to please the wrong crowd. Our celebrity figure encounters a child who he assumes is in need of desperate medical attention, he tries to convince the child to fly away with him to safety but things don’t go so smoothly in the end for our fallen celebrity.

Creators biography:
Both Asim and Ferry are aspiring 3D artists who love creating ficitional characters in interesting environments. Asim loves to take a project from concept to productiondrawings from various art forms. Ferry uses his love of comic books to bring forward his ideas and concepts. Both work well together as a team combining a level of perfectionism with comical humor. Both graduates are looking towards a career in the Computer Animation industry and hope to work on Feature length films in the near future.

Contact info:
• Asim Zaidi (asim@b4ng.com)
• Ferryanto Tantono (befat20@hotmail.com)

Special Thanks to Shervin Shahidi

Image Arts Faculty (Ryerson University)
• Edward Slopek
• James Warrack
• Ira Nayman
• David Green
• Kathleen Pirrie-Adams
• Galen Scorer

Sheridan College Institute of Tech.
• Mark Simon


Documentation video:
To view video, please click here.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Fallen Hero v.1 - Youtube Version

Here is the Youtube version for those who may be having trouble loading the higher quality quicktime version on the site. This one is easier to share as well :)

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Fallen Hero: First Edit, is now online

The first edited version of "The Fallen Hero" is now online. This is the same video that was showcased at the AXIS festival a week ago. The soundtracks used in this video are not original which is why we are calling it the "first edit". The video will be showcased again at Maximum Exposure at Ryerson, by then we will develop an original track for it and fix up a few minor mistakes, so expect a second revision.

You can view the video in QuickTime 7 here, sorry no alternate format has been uploaded yet. We will have more viewing formats and sizes available by the end of April.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Show is over, FallenHero-Short.com launched, Toronto Star

The show is finally over, I'm not sure how man people even got a chance to see the project on opening reception since we were located on a floor with very little activity, we managed to move to the first floor on the last day. We are still getting back into our normal routines now that the show is over so not much detail will be posted on it until later in the week, first I must finish my 3000 word essay.

We will be posting the short movie online at fallenhero-short.com this week for everyone to see so keep checking back for it.

Our short also got a small mention in this Toronto Star article, it's early in the beginning.