Tristanova

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    From Storyboard To Animation: A Q&A With Ramona Pringle

    Mar 17, 2014 1:24pm | by Julie Giles

    In this second instalment of Avatar Secrets ‘Making Of’, we’re looking at how Chapter 3, Scene 6 progresses from storyboard to animation. As anyone who has worked in animation or film production knows, the storyboard is an essential tool. Not only does it allow the director to get a sense of the way the movie […]

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    How Storyboards Inspired The Creative Style of Avatar Secrets

    Mar 17, 2014 1:20pm | by Ramona Pringle

    During the pre-production phase of Avatar Secrets, our first creative challenge was to create a virtual world, and Ramona’s avatar character, Tristanova. While inspired by the fantasy worlds of online games, we decided to create something fresh — a world that referenced the scope and terrain of sprawling video games, and spoke to the blurred […]

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    From Storyboard To Finished Product: Rotoscoping Effect

    Mar 17, 2014 1:05pm | by Ramona Pringle

    While many of the real world scenes in Avatar Secrets are illustrated, others are photographic. To transition between the two styles, we incorporated a rotoscoping effect, where the footage is “traced over, ” creating an illustration that matches the frame for a smooth transition between media. Some scenes were drawn to match existing documentary footage […]

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    Creating an Online Avatar: The How and Why

    Dec 4, 2013 3:56pm | by Marie Alcober

    The moment of creating an online avatar is a pivotal one in the virtual world. It is the act that sets the foundation for everything that will come next in the journey. The avatar you create will shape your experience of the world. And the traits, skills and characteristics you choose will impact how you […]

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    The Cosmopolitan World of World of Warcraft

    Nov 25, 2013 9:52am | by Marie Alcober

    Everyone thinks of World of Warcraft (WoW) as a virtual fantasy world. But it’s more than that. It’s also a cosmopolitan world, with a massive number of unique characters interacting with each other. How virtual worlds like this foster and shape our interactions, online and in real life, is the focus of the narrative exploration […]