Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚

Merry Christmas!ย Here’s a late present from me to you… Raining Cats and Dogs ๐Ÿ™‚

See you in 2016!!

Its Raining… Cats and Dogs!

Hey everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚ For one of my classes, called Animation Illustrated, my assignment is to create a 1-2min animation.ย I have full creative freedom with the piece so I am excited to make something fun and entertaining! To start … Continue reading

Feminist

Hey everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚

This past semester, I made a pretty “edgy” video for my expressive typography class.

In the video, I explore the meaning of Feminism for me as a woman in my world. I have always had an insecurity with my body, which started probably the beginning of 7th grade. I have small breasts, bigger hips, a wider waist, a bump in my nose, which made me feel extremely unattractive. The perfect image of what a woman should look like has always haunted my mind, to the point of these thoughts becoming obsessive. This made my self-esteem decrease.

Now, after reflecting on who I am and how people actually perceive me, I see now that I am beautiful because I am my own person. This video is a reflection of my journey to finding my inner woman.

http://www.nicoleclarizio.com/video#e-1

Oscars 2015

Hey everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the final edition to my Oscars infographic, completed with all the nominations, categories, and winners!

Can’t wait for next year so I can make another one ๐Ÿ™‚

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2015 Oscar Infographic

Hey everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the Oscars!

It is, I think, the only awards show I actually want to watch throughout the whole year. So, to prepare for the show happening February 22nd, I decided to create my own infographic showing the Top 10 most nominated films in the Oscars this year.

Here is the final:

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Maybe I’ll get an Oscar for the most ambitious information design piece ๐Ÿ™‚

Im-Ur-Dream-Guy

Hey everyone! Nicky here ๐Ÿ™‚

Let me present my new kinetic type piece: Im-Ur-Dream-Guy. Inspired by the many comments that men send women on Tinder, I decided to create a monologue of a woman’s “dream guy”, describing why he would be the perfect one for you.

Please like and share ๐Ÿ™‚

Kinetic Typography

Hey everyone! Nicky here
Check out my kinetic typography video I’m working on currently for Advanced Typography! More to come when it’s finished

Hope – My First Animation

Hello y’all ๐Ÿ™‚

So this past week has been pretty busy (what else is new) because my summer courses started last week… and I already have an assignment finished… OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The assignment is called THE HERO’S JOURNEY

CREATIVE BRIEF

Provide 12โ€”15 storyboards which visualize the short story you’ve crafted. This can be the story you started in class or a completely new tale.

You may use the provided storyboard template to sketch out your narrative. Below each frame you can choose to include a description of the physical environment (set design/location, time of day, interior [IN:] exterior [EXT:]), an/or description of the spatial quality of the frame (staging, camera angle and any other element from your shotlist).

PRESENTATION
Storyboards will be submitted in digital format for review on 21.

TO CONSIDER

โ€ข Progression. Where does the story begin? Where does it end? What creates the most drama? Does your protagonist journey from Orphanโ€“Wandererโ€“Warriorโ€“Martyr?

โ€ข Use your senses. How do you convey the ambiance or mood one would experience while exploring this place?

โ€ข Do not be afraid to experiment – use humour, surprise, be spontaneous, embrace chaos.

โ€ข Keep it simple.

 

With this brief, I began the storyboarding process:

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Basically, I planned out what each clip would look like and how the story will progress.

After, it was time to create the characters and animate them:

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Now, finally, here’s the final animation:

I can’t wait to see what the next assignment will be ๐Ÿ™‚