Tuesday, January 17, 2012

phase two

i was in sitting in "rendering and shading" this morning, again dressed up in a vest for the first day of school while my eccentric turkish teacher was talking about how light refracts off of different objects. as he was noting the scattering properties of feathers, i thought about how cool kevin (the bird) looked in up and of how perfectly they had captured the way feathers shimmer in the light.

what's noteworthy is that i'm usually not that interested in materials and textures but i had no problem remembering the look of that film. and that's because it was such a beautiful story: the characters and their adventures were what i fell i love with and, because of that, i wanted to notice everything about their world. i started paying attention to even the little things that i normally wouldn't care about and found it more fascinating than i ever imagined.


while i don't regret my decision, when i'm reading american cinematographer i still sometimes think of what it would be like to be a big director of photography.

1 comment:

The Former 786 said...

I love that picture/joke. Every time I see it, it makes me smile.

Unfortunately, I had the same thought about Cars 2. The Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation short was only 5 minutes long, yet it was more funny and more heartwarming than the entire Cars sequel.

What happened, Pixar?