Woah woah woah (ㆆ▃ㆆ) life update?!?

HI!

I know what you’re thinking. ” ಠ_ಠ The hell, man. Where did you go?!”

Yeah. A lot of stuff has happened since I last posted. Like a lot. Damn. My last post was in May? BEFORE I GRADUATED?!?!

Ok! LET’S RECAP WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE MAY! I finished all of my projects and they were all awesome, except for one which stopped working properly on the day of our last show. Yay? (;-_-)

Then I graduated. I now officially have an MFA in Animation and Digital Arts. Officially. Like, I got my diploma in the mail already and everything! I attended my commencement ceremony in Singapore, and then in New York. The Singapore one was nice and our teacher gave a very personalized farewell speech. The New York one was also nice, in the sense that our commencement speaker was Martin Scorsese. It was not nice in the sense that…. whatever. That’s not important. The important thing is that I was super happy to graduate!

THEN. I was in New York for about 2 weeks hanging with my family. Vacation! THEN it was off to Boston for a summer internship at MIT Lincoln Labs. It was great. I did some programming stuff. I met lots of cool people. Met up with some old friends. I met someone and fell in love. I walked around a lot.

THEN THAT INTERNSHIP ENDED AND I WENT BACK HOME TO PUERTO RICO. I had 10 days. Then I started my current job at J. Walter Thompson, the advertising agency. I’m working lots. My heart got broken (lol I’m ok). I’m trying to keep better in touch with my friends now that I’m on the same side of the world as most of them. I’m earning money and paying off my massive student loans. (*´▽`*)YAAAAAAAY!

But aside from how fascinating student loans are, my thesis got selected for 3 film festivals.

Three.

Film.

Festivals.

OH AND DON’T LET ME FORGET THAT I GOT AN HONORABLE MENTION IN ONE OF THEM. WHAT WHAT!!! So. Awesome.

(☞゚∀゚)☞CHECK OUT MA LAURELS, DOOD!

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🙂 So, that’s what has happened so far. I know I haven’t posted anything else about my thesis film, but I’d for now I’d like to share with you the trailer:

“Space Suit Black” Trailer from Diana Tantillo on Vimeo.

😀 OK! THIS POST IS LONG ENOUGH!

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Look an Event! (●’▽’●)♡

HI!

I know I haven’t been posting lately. Lots of work to do. I basically have to finish everything (meaning, my thesis and 3 other projects) ….. in about 2 weeks. Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa @_@;;;

But it’s ok! It’s gonna get done! YES!!!

I don’t know how many of you will be near Singapore, BUT IF YOU ARE OH MAN IS THERE SOMETHING AWESOME HAPPENING NEAR YOU! To celebrate finishing our theses, our class is having a screening at The Artistry on May 9th. We’ll also be having our final Spring Show on the 14th at our school.

The screening on the 9th will mainly be a screening of our theses. The show on the 14th will showcase our theses and all of the other projects we’ve been working on from our other classes. These include another 3-4 minute short film, an interactive piece, and a board game! Man, we’ve been really busy this semester!

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You’re invited to both shows!!!

I did a bad editing job and changed the time for the event on the 9th (Ha ha!) It originally said 7:30pm, but at that time there is actually only space available for a few guests. At 8:30 it is open to everyone!!!

\(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ

falling in love with shadows (*´▽`*)

I’m not sure if I told you, but I’m pretty much done with my animation! 😀

LET’S THROW A PARTY!!!!
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Now I’m in the process of coloring my animation. That is….. not the most amazing part. It’s a little robotic. But there is a silver lining. I like to listen to music when I do stuff, like animating. I also like to listen to speeches. Famous speeches, motivational speeches, philosophical speeches, and interviews with scientists…. yeah. Anywho, it gets a little hard to listen to the speeches when you’re animating because you want to listen to what the person is saying, but you also have to think about what you’re doing. I’m not so amazing that I can listen to someone and think about something else at the same time. So, my thoughts begin to look something like this:

“Are my arches ok? Oh, he’s talking about going to the moon before the end of the decade! Oh no, I messed up the foot… gotta.. fix.. that… no, that’s not right, now the pose is off. Nothingness is the essence of life. It’s like the nothingness of spa-I have to pad this drawing so that it looks right. Double NASA’s budget. Double it to why does he look like a zombie when he’s walking?!”

Yeah…. So now that I’m coloring I can listen to WHATEVER I WANT! Yaaaaay! 😀 It also is looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. Even though it’s a little annoying and Flash stops so it can autosave…. I am kind of loving how it looks. 🙂

screen cap of Flash window

screen cap of Flash window (click to enlarge!)

Ha ha, the background is not going to be that orange color, don’t worry. I made it that darker color so that I could see where I was coloring the white. (Flash’s default background color is white.) I’m excited to finish.

So yeah. 🙂 I’m not sure if I should post more of my shot progress videos or not. Um…. yeah. (I don’t know how to end this post…)

(。♋‸♋。) My Thesis has paintings!

HEY THERE! 😀 My thesis has paintings~! Not just any paintings but *drumroll*

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ANIMATED PAINTINGS!!!!! Whaaaaaaaat! I do have some videos that I would like to show you BUUUUT it’s kind of a big part of my thesis, so I want to keep it a surprise for now 🙂 ALSO…. the one that I was going to post that isn’t a surprise… I realized that one of the paintings/frames is unfinished. HA HA WHAT! xD I’m so silly. I’m not done yet with them, so it’s ok.

Anywho, here’s some pictures of what my workspace looked like for a few days Ha ha!

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SO THESIS REARS IT’S UGLY HEAD (。ŏ﹏ŏ)

Oh hello.

It’s interesting to see when the last time I posted here was. About a year and a half ago. HAH! AMAZING! Well, now I would like to tell you that since I am in my final year of grad school (final semester, really) I am working on my thesis film. Isn’t that exciting? Now you get to see some real animation here. Ha ha ha! That’s funny! Not really….

First and foremost, my story. Imagine! A little girl walks across a room. A box of markers in her hands. She looks at them happily. SUDDENLY! She lifts up the box of markers, a grin upon her visage, and brings the box down like the gavel of justice about to declare a criminal guilty! I CALL IT…. SPACE SUIT BLACK. tun Tun TUUUUUN!!!!

Ha ha ha. Something like that. Really, Space Suit Black is the story of a rigid logical-thinking father who cannot understand his young daughter’s wild, imaginative side until she disappears. As he looks for her inside of the house he realizes the stark differences between the spaces that he occupies and the spaces that she occupies within the house. This is essentially the story between a father and his daughter and his struggle to understand her.

Storyboard panel

Storyboard panel

This is a little embarassing (’-’*)

I haven’t posted in… kind of a ridiculously long time. >_> My last year in college was rough. Mostly because I was tired of being so busy but also because I was getting sick of the people who weren’t my friends. I think that’s a little rude of me… but it doesn’t really matter anymore. The important thing is that, I not only graduated… but I am now in graduate school for animation. (Oh, hello)

Now, I know that nobody really reads this, but I thought I should let my account know this. I am currently in Singapore, which is not where I ever expected to be. Especially since, before applying… I didn’t even know where Singapore was. I mean, I knew it was somewhere in Asia. Either way, I’m here now. It’s pretty great. There’s a lot that reminds me of Puerto Rico and that makes me a little homesick. But, after this past summer, my relationship with Puerto Rico has been very rocky.

So far the people, as in students, … seem nice. Of course, there are some people I don’t like and there are people that I do like.

I feel a little bad because I have been super procrastinating…. and I really shouldn’t…. >_> I’m afraid it’s time to get to work. And by work, I mean I have to leave my apartment to go buy a book so that I can write an essay. All thumbs up!