Saturday, January 29, 2011

Class 1 Week 4

Ok so this week our lecture was based around Timing and Spacing. These are probably some of the most important concepts I will learn all term. They said that even feature film animator's today still are learning all there is to know about timing and spacing. In the words of Grim Natwick (animator of Disney's "Snow White"),
"' the timing...a-a-and in... the spacing......(long pause).....stay-y-y-n-nge...that the americans....were the ones to work this out..."
So that's it for ya. My assignment was to create two bouncing balls. One heavy and one light ball. For this, I made a bowling ball and a ping pong ball. Plus a little lever action. ;)

Here is my planning for the animation


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Class 1 Week 3

Ok so another week down! :) It seems like this is really starting to pick up and go by fast. So this week we had our first actual animation assignment to do. Also we had another pose to do this week. This pose was to show Excitement. Also go to see my first eCritique from my Mentor, Jon Collins (Pixar). All good words and remarks! :)

Here is my animation for this week and the planning for it.

This is the planning for my animation.

Here is my pose for this week to show excitement.

Here are the sketches for that pose.

Enjoy! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Class 1 Week 1-2

Ok so first off, Animation Mentor is AMazing! ;) The first week was super easy and just had us going around the campus and getting to know people. We also had a scavenger hunt for prizes around the campus as well. We also had an awesome Lecture for the first week that just got us pumped up for animation.

Week 2 started off with another lecture and our first assignment. This assignment was to go out in public and sketch people in various poses. Then we had to pick our favorite and then put that pose into the computer in 3D! :) Below I have both my sketchbook and my pose that I submitted. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2011


Hey, so today is my first day of classes at Animation Mentor! There is a ton of information that I will be crunching over for weeks to come. I will be posting all my assignments up here every week so stay tuned! :)