Senior Project Progress

Right now, I’m in the stage of shot blocking and draft animating.
Here are some updates.

Characters:

SaScreenshot - 2013-06-20 , 3_38_14 PMScreenshot - 2013-06-20 , 3_38_41 PM

the Fearthe Fear

[WIP] Fear Rig from Thanasak Patanasin on Vimeo.

the Doctor Screenshot - 2013-06-20 , 4_02_55 PM

Layouts:

Sa’s BedroomScreenshot - 2013-02-22 , 3_15_47 AM

Hospital Facilities

Doctor's Room

Doctor’s Room

Doctor's Room

Doctor’s Room

Doctor's Room

Doctor’s Room

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Hallway

Hallway

Preproduction Thingy Updates

Almost forgot about this. There are a few important changes in the story and stuff.

To wrap things up here… I’d like to put Tagline, Logline, Synopsis, and Treatment here.

Lurked

An animated short created by Thanasak Patanasin.

“When ‘Sa’ is alone in the dark, an uninvited guest always crawls out of the darkness … and seek for her.”

Logline:
This is a story of ‘Sa’, who is diagnosed having Achluophobia by a doctor, but Sa knows that what she sees isn’t just her imagination.

Synopsis:
This is a story of ‘Sa’, a woman who is diagnosed having Achluophobia by a doctor, but Sa knows that what she sees isn’t just her imagination. She can see it. She can feel it. It is there in the dark. Others say it’s just an illness of hers and have no idea of what Sa really is resisting against. It always approaches her when she is alone in the dark. Her strong mind won’t last forever, yet it won’t stop at any cost until it achieves its ultimate goal: to be “together forever” with Sa.

Treatment:
Sa got nervous and panic after the power outage affected her well-lit bedroom. She struggled through out the night. On the day after, she went to see the doctor who is taking care of her Achluophobia. The doctor said that she did well so far as this exposure treatment has been proceed. And her final stage for the treatment had arrived – she needed to stay in the room alone for a while without loosing the control over her “fear”.Sa entered the room and sat down as usual. The doctor then turned off the light and shut the door to begin the exposure treatment. He was quite satisfied with the beginning of the process while Sa was calmly sitting alone inside. The fear greets Sa by grabbing her shoulder with one of his hands. Hundreds of hands filled the room’s wall and floor up. Sa is surrounded. She resisted and started to shout. The doctor saw nothing but Sa talking alone in the room. He tried to calm her down, but it was unsuccessful. Sa began to get physical with hands of the fear, but she stands no chance of winning. Those hands overwhelm her and pin her back on the chair. The fear’s head showed up and laughed at her. It said that today is what it has been waiting for a very long time. It smirked. Then come closer and closer. The doctor decided to abort this operation. Sa screamed. The doctor got off this observation desk and enters the room. Those corruption images in the room vaporized after them got touched by the light from the opening door. The doctor walked in and calmed Sa down and told her to redo this operation next time. Sa promised to get it done next time. The doctor offered his hand to pull Sa up, but she refused and asked him to go out of the room first. The doctor then left. Sa smirked just like the fear and said that there’s nothing to fear any more. She laughed in her throat.
END

Back to work!

Currently, I’m helping my classmates and friends out so much that I accidentally fell drastically behind my schedule. A lot of film shooting sessions and some TV episodes are done, but I must face my destiny now…. I, however, am an Animation Production major student. So…. let’s head back to the World of Maya !

[Senior Project] Getting Started

It’s been a while since the last time I have come to college.
On the last Friday, I pitched some concept ideas, and I got this one approved.

“It’s a story about ‘Sa’, who tries to overcome her phobias with a therapist’s aid, but she realizes that no one could save her.”

Now I’m writing a proper screen script and storyboard for the next presentation.

Urgent Project with Friends!

Hello folks,

I’m currently working on a video project with some friends. By doing so, I need to postpone  my own video editing on flash trigger review. I’m so sorry for those who are waiting for it.

Anyways, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be free and manage to get it done when I arrived in NYC next week.

Here’s what I’m doing right now…

Next Video In Progress…

Lately, I didn’t have much time to finish this pile of footage just yet.

What’s it about?
Alright… when we talk about flash trigger, the very first brand that pops up in our head would be “pocket wizard”, right?
But in this video, I’ll talk about something cheaper… a lot cheaper. And yes…. it’s a review of my “made in Hong Kong” iTLL wireless flash trigger “Pixel King”!

I got this from a local online camera accessory store in Bangkok.
It costs 4,950THB (about $162)

So far, it’s reliable and accurate.
I tested many things in the video except range-limitation and multiple-triggers-on-one receiver use.
And I think that I covered pretty much every basic things that on-budget-hobbyist photographers would like to know.

Stay tune!

Dual Harddisk on a Macbook? No Problem!

I’m sorry for the very very very lated upload.

So… there we have it!
In this video I show you guys how to add an extra harddisk into a macbook pro.

Once I lost a directory of my Lightroom library, which I’ve used for 2 years. It’s a loss of 250GB of photos.
Fortunately, I still had the back up file on another clone of that drive. Then I realized how risky it is to connect an external harddisk and work on the fly.
Then I feel that I don’t use the DVD that much, and I rely on external harddisks to store my projects and RAW files.

Tools that you may need include:
1. 2.0 Phillips Screw Driver
2. Relatively small Slot Screw Driver
3. Optical Drive Bay Converter
4. Slim DVD Enclosure or External DVD Drive

It’s been a while since I use this machine with dual drives.
By doing so, one can expand the storage on a laptop up to 2TB.
Mine is 1.2TB right now, and I’m totally satisfied. It works like a charm!

Speed, convenience, and reliability are increased.
Especially, the transfer rate from one to the other is just fantastic.
Even transferring via SATA-II constraint can move 20GB of footages in just a few minutes.

Here is the benchmark score from a previous entry about hard drives speed.

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5400RPM Buffer 8MB 1TB (SATA-II Constraint @3Gigabit)
Read 106.3MB/s Write 106.2MB/s
*Connected via SATA port, which used to belong to the optical drive

In Summary:
this is an alternative for those who seeks for a solution for limited space on laptop without an external drive.
It’s much faster than USB2.0 and FireWire 800 connection on an external drive. This’s also a solution for laptops those are too old to support the USB3.

Pros:
Transferring Speed
Data Safety

Cons:
Battery consuming
No DVD ready