Mr. Groh's Lecture Notes

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A recent lecture by Jason Groh for Sheridan's Third Year Story Lab

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Mr. Groh's Lecture Notes

  1. 1. IDEA  GENERATION:PROJECT  DEVELOPMENT:PORTFOLIO  PRESENTATION:BY:  JASON  GROH
  2. 2.  “GOOD  ARTISTS                RECOGNIZE  THEY  WORK  WITHIN  CONSTRAINTS”ED  CATMULL
  3. 3. IDEA  GENERATION:
  4. 4. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration
  5. 5. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration
  6. 6. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration Development
  7. 7. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration Development
  8. 8. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration Development Execution
  9. 9. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration Development Execution
  10. 10. IDEA  GENERATION: Inspiration Development Execution Audience
  11. 11. TEN  THINGS  I  CAN  DO  TO  START  THE  FILM  MAKING  PROCESS…..  CARTOON  KICKSTARTING  
  12. 12.  A  SINGLE  IMAGE  THAT  SUMS  UP  MY  IDEA  WITH  A  CHARACTER  AND  ENVIRONMENT
  13. 13. A  ROUGH  DESIGN  SHEET  OF  THE  CHARACTERS  IN  MOVEMENT/VARIED  POSES  TO  DESCRIBE  HOW  THEY  WILL   MOVE  OR  ACT.
  14. 14. WRITE  A  SINGLE  PARAGRAPH  OR  PREFERABLY  A  SENTENCE   THAT  DESCRIBES  MY  FILM
  15. 15. TEN  THUMBNAILS  OF  THE  MAIN  BEATS  OF  YOUR  IDEA
  16. 16. A  TWO-­‐PAGE  OUTLINE  OF   THE  STORY
  17. 17. THUMBNAILS  OF  THE  SETS/LOCATIONS  OR  LAYOUTS  FOR   THE  IDEA
  18. 18. STRAIGHT  AHEAD  THUMBNAILS  OF   THE  WHOLE  STORY  TIMED  AT  2-­‐5   MINUTES  EACH
  19. 19. ONE  EXPLORATORY  DRAWING  A  DAY  USING  YOUR  CHARACTERS  FOR  1  WEEK
  20. 20. ONE  CHARACTER  ROUGH  LINE  UP  DRAWING  THAT  IS  SHAPE  BASED   WITH  ALL  YOUR  CHARACTERS
  21. 21. 10  PIECES  OF  THOUGHTFUL  ADVICE  ABOUT  YOUR  FILM.....
  22. 22. BE  AUTHENTIC…. WHAT  YOUR   PEERS  ARE   DOING  IS  NOT   WHAT  YOU   SHOULD  BE  
  23. 23.  IF  YOU  DON’T  LIKE  WHAT  YOU  PICK  FOR  YOUR  FILM’S  SUBJECT  MATTER  IN  SEPTEMBER….BE  ASSURED  YOU  WON’T  LIKE  IT  IN  APRIL
  24. 24. CREATING  A  FILM  IN  STYLE  AND  FEEL  SIMILAR  TO  A  STUDIO  YOU  WANT    TO  WORK  FOR,  CAN  STILL  BE  AUTHENTIC   IF  YOU  LOVE  THE  STORY
  25. 25. YOU  WILL  NEVER  BE  CRITICIZED   FOR  DOING  IT  YOUR  WAY  IF   YOU  FINISH  YOUR  FILM
  26. 26. DON’T  ASK  FOR  ADVICE,  OR  A   CRITIQUE  TO  SATISFY  YOUR   OWN  VANITY.IF  YOU  ASK….CONSIDER  THE   ADVICE….IF  THEADVICE  IS   GOOD….                                                  USE  IT!!
  27. 27. ASK  FOR  A  CRITIQUE  FROM  AT   LEAST  ONE  PERSON  WHO   SCARES  YOU.
  28. 28. IF  YOU  ARE  IN  A  RYTHYM  AND   ARTISTICALLY  ARE  MOVING   FORWARD….DON’T  STOP  FOR  AN  OPINION  OR  TO   GET  CRITIQUED KEEP  GOING
  29. 29. DON’T  SATISFY  YOU  OWN  EGO  BY: PLAYING  CREATIVE  CRITIQUES   WITH  ANSWERS  LIKE  “OH  THAT’S  JUST  MY  STYLE”
  30. 30. STEP  OUTSIDE  YOUR  EGO
  31. 31. DON’T  STOP  TO  LET  SELF-­‐   DOUBT  BUILD. KEEP  GOING!!!!!!!
  32. 32. NOT  EVERY  DRAWING/PIECE  OF   WORK/PAINTING  HAS  TO  BE  FOR  SOMETHING.
  33. 33. SOMETIMES  THE  EXERCISE  OF  DOING  IT  IS  THE  POINT
  34. 34. THANK  YOU  &  GOOD  LUCK

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