WHOO! Its the end of the term! It's a happy time and a sad time at the same time. I'm glad that I've finished Class 2 and am ready for the next term, but I'm also sad to leave Kevin as my mentor. He was definitely a great guy and great teacher. I've learned even double what I learned in Class 1. There were a lot of "Ah Ha" moments in this class and there wasn't an assignment that I didn't learn from. I'm definitely starting to become more confident with body mechanics and definitely can't wait to see what I can come up with for Class 3! So after some hard work and rendering, I've got my Class 2 Progress Reel up. Enjoy!
Just a recap, this is a compilation of all of my animation from Class 1 & 2.
We're already in week 10! Whoo! I've polished out a lot of my shot this week. On the other hand, I've also learned a ton of stuff that I wish I knew before this assignment. This week's lecture had Rick O'Conner speaking who is the lead animator for ILM (creators of Rango, Star Wars, Spiderman, etc.). He really gave me a new way of analyzing video reference and exactly how to block out a shot. This realization along with my attempt to actually learn how to dance like in my animation, helped me see that part of my animation was wrong and didn't feel right. So next week, I'll be "reblocking" some of the beginning and the end so that, mechanically, it works and feels better.
That being said, here's my assignment so far this week :o)