April 30, 2012


Design challenge from Shane Prigmore. Got to go to his lecture in Berkeley; so good. He went over a lot of things our teachers here at CCA have been trying to drill into our heads. Went over a bit of his background, and other sweet knowledge. By far, the craziest thing he went over was the staging and camera work Jim Henson used to overcome the limitations of simple muppets like Bert and Ernie to convey emotion; mind blown.

Anyway, he read us this and we were supposed to come up with a character design:

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas."

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