Moving!

If you are interested in continuing to follow me, head over to https://dacadaguao4d.com It is a WordPress hosted site so you can still use your WordPress login to follow!

Of course, you can use email too. I am concentrating on that site and already migrated all the blog from this one, except this particular post!

This address (gerardovargas.graphics) will soon direct there as a forwarding service so this will go back to the original WordPress url i got back when! And this is likely the last post here. Ill keep the account open for a few more weeks and the. Close it completely. If you are interested in the development of the film… head over there…

Thank you all for the support and hope to continue seen you! I will go and stalk you back from Daca Daguao Digital Design, LLC! 🙂

Logging off.

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Time to say goodbye.

Hi, those of you who are following this blog, bad news first, good news later.

First, bad news. I am closing this account eventually in the next few weeks. I am transitioning to concentrating more on my financing efforts for the production of the film and this blog is getting neglected. Oooff! that was hard.

Now the good news, the blog is transferring with me to http://www.dacadaguao4d.com as part of a consolidation method. It is still a WordPress powered system (I did not have to do much to transition, that is cool) and you can follow me there (I don’t think it “transferred” you, sorry! If you like to keep track of the production you will have to go and follow me there.

It has been great and you guys rock! I really don’t want to loose you, but I will understand if this is too much of an inconvenience. That address above (daca) is where the main merchandise store resides so you will be greeted by the products instead of the blog itself, if you go directly to the site. If you follow one of the emails you get when I update the blog you should not have to deal with the merchandise (although I would not mind if… 🙂

Thanks for all the advice, and guidance from those that are more experienced than me. I am certainly appreciative of your effort!

The beginning of Financing efforts.

How can you help the production? – December 5, 2018

Recently, a campaign was started at Patreon to help with financing the production of the film. As you can imagine a 3d animated production requires both time, assets and the artists that are involved in producing them. I do not want to have non-paid interns, students or “friends” working on the film. My freelance career is not enough to back the production. That is where you can help!

Become a Patron!

With your patronage, not only will I eventually concentrate full time on the production, but I will be able to hire other artists. The company mission statement states:

Daca Daguao Digital Design is an Oregon limited-liability company formed for the development and production of socially-relevant themed films with a secondary objective of developing Hispanic-themed films as well as the employment of Hispanic and other minority actors in primary roles and with visual/audio artists that have been displaced by the industry.

Animation is a tough industry now days. Digital art has made it possible for unscrupulous companies to shortchange artists’ efforts and professional ethics in search for profit. Artists are discarded constantly from major studios because of silly reasons like marriage, family life or the want and dream of owning a home and setting down roots. Sounds silly, right? Well, it does not make it less real.

I want to change that or at least do my part to bring the arts back to the artists and both work for societies (not only English cultures but also Spanish and eventually other languages) justice and positive commentary.

How about it? Want to help? If so, just head to Patreon with the button above. At this time is just me, but hopefully with your help, I can say “we” are making a difference if just for a few people at a time, at this time.

Finally, the company.

As a natural evolution of the MFA program, the achievement of finishing it, and two years after that program (not the learning though!), here is the Company.

About a month ago I finalized the registration of the animation studio that will be a direct result of the current production of the film. The film, that by coincidence, is changing name due to the fact that there is an already published film by the name Traces. I am still digesting that idea, since I made so much work based on the name Traces. Guess I should have registered the name in 2015 when I thought it first.

In any case, the animation studio is called Daca Daguao Digital Design, LLC. And for now, it has a facebook page that you can find at facebook.com/dacadaguao4d

I am also starting a Patreon page, not ready, that I will publish soon. I am planning on having rewards of digital files, printed images, 3d printed objects from the film and other ideas for the patrons. Also, I am still cooking some recipes for how to offer individualized prizes, like modeling and 3d printing a patron’s bust. I can probably only do a few of those a month, so maybe that will be the top tier of the patrons and just a limited amount? I don’t know yet.

Which brings me to the question, what would you guys like to received as a reward from me if you were one of my patrons?

In case you don’t know what Patreon.com is, click here. Your help will be invaluable not only to me, but to the artists I am planning on hiring from the beginning to produce our IP’s (Intelectual Property) for the animation studio.

I am very exited about this new chapter in my life. Soon (I guess now!) I will call myself an entrepreneur! A business owner!

And I hope I can use the studio and school to help as many other artists as possible.

La iPad esta funcionando…

Pero casi no tengo tiempo en el día. Llego a casa tan cansado del trabajo diario que mi proyecto se ve afectado negativamente. Me siento en la sala por unos minutos para descansar y me duermo. Sumamente molestoso.

Lo bueno es que si uso la transportación pública puedo usar la iPad Pro con el lápiz de Apple y hacer mis ilustraciones. Compre la iPad para tener una “Cintiq” portátil que no requiera Windows! No tengo ganas de lidiar con virus y demás… Por lo general y la mayor parte del tiempo funciona. Las ilustraciones están funcionando muy bien.

Pero el trabajo del proyecto, en su mayoría es en 3D, y no hay una buena aplicación de iPad para 3D. De todas maneras, no es suficiente tiempo para hacer el trabajo. Necesito conseguir un trabajo diurno que no requiera que traiga trabajo a la casa. Por lo tanto, de vuelta en la búsqueda de trabajo que no sea tan demandante… electronica, chofer o fabrica… Entro, poncho, trabajo, poncho otra vez y me voy. A ver si lo encuentro.