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tischbein3
11-17-2016, 03:51 PM
You may like Andrew Price or not, but if you follow his
post during the last few years, you have to accept, that he
not only shares his knowledge but also a lot of his own learning process he
uses to progress.

although this was on the blender conference, it applies to a more general audience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM39qhXle4g

cove
11-19-2016, 08:10 AM
You may like Andrew Price or not, but if you follow his
post during the last few years, you have to accept, that he
not only shares his knowledge but also a lot of his own learning process he
uses to progress.

although this was on the blender conference, it applies to a more general audience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM39qhXle4g

Personally id never heard of Andrew Price.
Decided to give the video a quick look and ended up watching it all the way through. There is a lot of good
sound advice about how to speed up and enhance the creative process regardless of what your subject is.
Yes all you need to know condensed into 7 rules.
Glad i watched the video. Thanks for posting link.
Ps. Should be a sticky.

erikals
11-19-2016, 08:46 AM
Great find, thank you! :)

yes, you may like him or not, but one thing you can't deny is that he has great subjects that will drive you forward.

also see the text version of this speech,
http://www.blenderguru.com/articles/7-habits-highly-effective-artists-bcon-2016



Summary;

1. Daily Work
2. Volume, not perfection
3. Steal
4. Conscious learning
5. Rest
6. Get Feedback
7. Create what you love
 

prometheus
11-20-2016, 05:00 AM
Yepp...I knew about Andrew, and heīs been one of my sources for learning blender, I think heīs great.

And yes, it makes sense, do things daily..I knew this ofcourse in the back of my spine, funny How I have said to myself..I have an important extra jobb do work on til christmas, so I will not be working on anything 3d until that is finished, thatīs what I told myself and put the focus on that...so this was a good reminder of trying to be at least On the track, even though not racing on it.
So it means I will have to plan my day better trying to Get time for at least some 3d work ...each day if possible, so finding a balance between sleep, daily chores..and shovel snow is tricky, usally you may be able to steal time from your sleeping time, but that is something I really can not live with..If I do not get my 8-9 hours aday..I simply will not function properly.

What I may up end doing, is trying to cut down answering Any question here on the forums, and restrict from engaging in any forum thread at all, this means less time thinking about writing, less time writing, and less time spending on reading the email notification.

Great link tischbein3...
I will try and embedd some of his advices in to my spine and employ it in practice.

prometheus
11-20-2016, 05:09 AM
Brilliantly and simply put, steal from many and you are original.
just stealing from one would ofcourse not let the work transform in to something else than just plagiarism, unless you think you have something unique from yourself to mix it with.

Michael

erikals
11-20-2016, 06:45 AM
or, steal from one and becameron an original...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXB0h7sf70

prometheus
11-20-2016, 09:03 AM
or, steal from one and becameron an original...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXB0h7sf70

well yeah, seem to be a rippoff, but the question is if itīs after the steal is only copied straight out of that story, or if Cameron mixed with other stories, his own or others?

erikals
11-20-2016, 10:16 AM
a large chunk of the Harlan Ellison's story is a ripoff, with added spice.
Cameron is a very smart guy, but he also steals ideas quite a lot, and is sometimes given too much credit.
Terminator was close to being a B movie

"Aliens" is basically "Alien" all over again, heavily tweaked with action.
first ten minutes...
- space
- spaceship
- inside spaceship
- crew wakes up (ripley)
- people investigating with spacesuits
- finds out --- have been asleep for X time
- alien pops out of chest (but it was a dream)
...i could go on

Avatar > Ferngully
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wj7ZA5PPGk


Cameron CopyCat

prometheus
11-20-2016, 02:11 PM
a large chunk of the Harlan Ellison's story is a ripoff, with added spice.
Cameron is a very smart guy, but he also steals ideas quite a lot, and is sometimes given too much credit.
Terminator was close to being a B movie

"Aliens" is basically "Alien" all over again, heavily tweaked with action.
first ten minutes...
- space
- spaceship
- inside spaceship
- crew wakes up (ripley)
- people investigating with spacesuits
- finds out --- have been asleep for X time
- alien pops out of chest (but it was a dream)
...i could go on

Avatar > Ferngully
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wj7ZA5PPGk


Cameron CopyCat

Well..I wouldnīt even count in sequels in the discussion of originality since it really is tied with itīs predecessor, as far as Aliens, itīs inevitable to avoid chest bursters, wether it initially starts with a dream sequence or what follows in the cave where all the terraformers are.

I think he made it quite different in terms of making it more action, space, a spaceship..well it has to be I would say, and itīs a natural consequence of how the alien ended, unless the real likelyhood is to be depicted, which may have been ripley floating forever out there, and we would just have a movie of a spaceship floating around in various angles making us to go in to cryosleep.

Ridley scott and prometheus, space, spaceship, inside space ship, crew wakes up, people investigating with space suits, finds out (not chest burster this timeI the premises are alike with variations, so maybe Ridley is a copycat on himself as well? and then we got jaws, shark, bathing blah blah...the godfather etc, there are lots of these repeating stuff in the movies.

Ferngully, yeah that may be, I wasnīt really a fan of avatar though, aliens and the abyss, and terminator2 is perhaps those I liked most of his, I wonder if the abyss can be tracked to another movie?

erikals
11-20-2016, 03:22 PM
aliens and the abyss, and terminator2 is perhaps those I liked most of his, I wonder if the abyss can be tracked to another movie?
both Aliens and Terminator 2 have great timing/cinematography/vfx. both great movies. the abyss was always "meh" to me. too "American" / weak story (imo)


maybe Ridley is a copycat on himself as well?
no. Ridley never wrote the script. as far as i know, he didn't look much into the story. i don't think he usually does? (considering the weak Prometheus story)
even if he did, he'd be ripping off his own work.

however, if Ridley is a CopyCat as far as Cinematography, might very well be.
Alien borrows quite a bit from "It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)"


I wasnīt really a fan of avatar though
dito that, weak story, and possibly even copied. very nice Cinematography though. he's good at that.


bit more on Alien vs Aliens >


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezU5T9bdzcU