Friday, November 18, 2011

What the HECK is a Blurb?!

The act of Blurbing is a brief statement praising a creative work - be it literary, film, or interactive media.

During this past semester I've been taking classes at BYU that have been teaching me how to see, and also how to analytically and critically challenge creative art. Edifying criticism is what I'm being taught.

Now I'm developing skills that remove my shallow biases and allow me to dive into beautiful things I haven't recognized before!!!

Pessimistic criticism can create walls, tear down trust destroy our ability to enjoy what is around us. Ignorantly and blatantly bashing an entire creative work (or person, for that matter) for what its labeled as is rotten in my book.

That's why I have been trying lately to effectively and encouragingly BLURB everything I experience.  Take the good out of it! If someone is overall not your favorite - find the good, the interesting.  Ask worthwhile questions next time you are hating a film, or getting mad at someone because they are fantasizing with a television show.

I'll talk more on this later. But let's all Blurb on, my friends!!!

Time for a Blog

I guess it's high time for me to get with the program. A blog is what I need! This won't be a popular place, but my blog makes up for it's loneliness by having a planet sized wallpaper behind it.  I'm planning on doing a bit of writing, and a lot of showing.

You know who I am - I'm a well rounded technical artist that may not be fantastic at anything, but not horrible by any means.

I'm in love with my senses. Seeing, feeling, hearing, tasting, smelling, reflecting. I think that's why I'm in love with animation.  Correctly done, animation takes what is real and exaggerates it.  An exaggeration of movement, acting, and composition.  Animation as well as all forms of art show the creative prowess of imagination, imagery and observation.  Personally as an animator or designer I want to help people feel important things through what I do.

Though my work so far is emotionally shallow, I'll show you what I am capable of so far!