Friday, June 14, 2013

Teaching at SKILLSHARE.


 



Recently I was invited to teach a on-line class at Skillshare Skillshare is a global community where you can learn real-world skills from incredible teachers. There you can find all different types of classes so you can enhance your skills in particular subjects of your interest. I think it's a wonderful opportunity to learn a great deal from talented artists and paying such a reasonable price. The classes range from $5 dollars a class to $20.

I'm really excited with this opportunity and can't wait to see what my students will come up with. I will be teaching a storyboarding class. The focus will be the following: "Storyboard a favorite story from your life." It will be a very casual class where the focus will be structure and character for each student's assignments.

Please see the link below for more information.
http://www.skillshare.com/Learn-to-Storyboard-Intro-to-Visual-Storytelling/1076577766/962190156

I'm looking forward in seeing what story of your life you will share with us!

Monday, June 10, 2013

X-RAYED


Saturday, June 01, 2013

STAR TREK - SPOILER ALERT!

Here are my favorite moments of Star Trek Into Darkness. I really enjoyed the film and thought that the action sequences were amazing. I'm not really an action guy but I was thrilled with the art direction, writing, and J.J Abrahams directing choices. I really loved James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) as the cocky adventurer capitain and Spock (Zachary Quinto). Despite of the plot holes in the film, the dynamic between spock and Kirk is really engaging.  Great character stuff, Damon Lindelof. Below are some of the compelling moments in my opinion.


Visually, I really enjoyed the beginning. It was just cool to see Spock in that bronze suit and a helmet with green visor.





The twist they made having Spock as the one that screams "KHAN!" instead of Kirk worked very well for me. Since I was never a Star Trek geek I have no attachment to that moment from Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. I thought that it was clever to revert the roles because it reflects Spock's character. A half human/ half vulcan character who in the beginning of the film states that he would rather be a Vulcan than goes through the terrible emotions humans go through.


When we go to the 3rd act I felt the rage of Spock, who now completely embraces his human side. I was rooting for Spock to kick the ass of Khan really bad.


   And he did!!





  It was entertainning to see Khan trying to smash Spock's cranium.


   Spock pinching Khan - The highlight of the film.


It was great to see Spock's-10-times-human-strength in action. It's so fulfilling to realize how strong the guy is. A friend of mine told me Spock has green blood. What a badass guy.