Monday, 31 January 2011
Raising the flag of Kazakhstan.
The tree of life.
Lighting the Olympic Fire.
Photos are provided by my friend Ainur Iskakova =^^= Thank you my dear friend :-)
I asked my other friend my take some photos of the Ice Town built in Astana. I am taking photos of the Astana Ice Town each year, but this winter they built it only at the end of January when I already left. Looking forward for receiving and posting them :-)
Posted by assem at 10:57
This is a photo from the Winter Asian Games 2011 opening event. I really likes the outfit of the man! I don't know yet what is the origin of this costume. It is for sure from Kazakh history. It looks quite futuristic thought. I can imagine a solder in 2050 wearing something like this. The next thing I am going to do is to find out the origin of the outfit!
Posted by assem at 10:23
"The ministry of silly walks" poster always makes my mood better.
Terry Gilliam's most resent work is a scenario for the movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. But the most significant his work is Monty Python's Flying Circus TV series! If you start watching his movies you cant stop till you watch them all.
Some info about Terry Gilliam:
"Was first known for the bizarre animation sequences in "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (1969) using cutout pictures and photographs.
Heroes in his films often dream of a woman who they have not yet met, but will meet during the course of the film. In the dream, the woman's face is obscured.
Often features people/animals bursting through walls or ceilings.
Often begins and ends his films with the same shot.
Heavy use of wide angle lenses." (taken from IMDb)
Posted by assem at 10:06
Today is the first day of Winter Asian Games 2011. This year the event is held in my hometown. This is my favourite promo made for the event. I like the way how designers combined the elements from history culture and even cold climate. The Asian Winter Games 2011 will warm up cold place. It is a pity my mum couldn't get a tickets for opening night but she has a ticket for figure skating! Denis Ten is going to perform there and I asked her to take some photos for my collection! Good luck to our sportsmen!
Posted by assem at 09:38
Sunday, 30 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Richard Williams once found out that the other genius animator Milt Kahl doesn't listen to music while he is working. Kahl explained: "I am not smart enough to focus on animation and listen to music at the same time." Since then Williams told the world of animators not to listen to music. :-)
Sometimes I find it hard to work with music but during the night work music helps to forget about sleeping and in some cases it inspires me. Mostly it depends on the type of project you are working on. I know that Mozart helps to make a research.
Here is some info about great animator - Richard Williams. He is a Canadian animator. He is best known for serving as animation director on Disney/Amblin's Who Framed Roger Rabbit and for his unfinished feature film The Thief and the Cobbler. He was also a film title sequence designer and animator; his most famous works in this field included the title sequences to What's New, Pussycat? (1965), title and linking sequences in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968). He also animated the eponymous cartoon feline for two of the later Pink Panther films.
Posted by assem at 09:15
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
This landscape is just like from the Harry Potter movie! I added it to my wishlist of places I would love to visit! I would love to make a photo set there! I can already imagine how it will look like: girl with red hair and pale skin (like Lily Cole) in a bright yellow dress and futuristic train at the background. Some kind of modern Hermione Granger! =^_^=
Posted by assem at 14:46
This year I bought sparkly white-golden decorative balls. I was thinking to buy a white-silver tree but it didn't happen because of terrible weather and lack of a time. And we decided at least to decorate our tree in the pot. It looks great! My cat as usual was trying to drop the decorations and play with them. On the photo you can see my cat posing near the tree :-)
Posted by assem at 14:11
Geof Kern stands among the most awarded American photographers. With an unfettered imagination he worked for the most creative magazines and ad agencies. His very distinctive work is a combination of rationalism and conceptualism, inspired by “post-modernist” painters. Geof Kern works on a storyboard before shooting, creating images with a particular cinematographic mood and capturing a very original world. His photographs are exhibited all around the world.
Text by EveryDayer.
Posted by assem at 13:56
My friend from Tokyo Maya brought me a cool presents. One of them is a pack of stickers with Hello Kitty mascot on it. The stickers are printed on paper with beautiful organic texture. The stickers are full colour and frame is golden. She also brought me a bunch of magazines and brochures with nice designs. Now I have so many inspiration for a Final Major Project.
Posted by assem at 13:33
I'm so looking forward for a feedback! I spent whole winter holidays working on the dissertation and enjoyed that time :-) I would say writing a dissertation was very useful for me. My teacher - proof-reader helped me to improve the grammar and I took additional lessons of English. He said that I don't use articles at all and over all I have to be careful and think about a grammar.
The dissertation called: "The culture of cute". It is mainly about Kawaii style. The style which is 40 years old and transforming very fast into something opposite.
Posted by assem at 13:23
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Ganesha by Julia and me :-)
Beginning of the new semester, Sunday 16 January. It was sunny and warm day in Prague. We went out to take a walk and some photos. I think this post could be a good beginning of 2nd semester's hard working. (Click on a photo to see it is animated!!!)
Posted by assem at 14:51