Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Class 3 Week 1!

So I'm already done with the first week of the new term! I'm now in Class 3 - Advanced Body Mechanics and my new mentor is Pete Paquette from Blue Sky (creators of Ice Age, Rio, etc). Pete is a really cool guy and tells it how it is. I like that and really like that he will grade my work hard and make me work harder. You can find his website here.

So this term starts out by giving us a choice. We can either do what's called an "Animjam" or Anim Exercises. The Animjam is basically a series of 3 cut shots that will flow together to either make one big shot or a little short story. The Anim Exercises are basically the same 3 shots but each have a different theme, character, and point. I'm actually going to do the Anim Exercise. It took me a while to decide, but I want to have the ability to do different types of shots to change up the characters I can work with. 

My first exercise is going to feature a little kid playing T-ball. Here is the character design and description of the shot. 


Also below is my planning sketches for the shot and my video reference also for the shot. A couple things that I think can really sell this shot is making sure to show the weight of the bat and the looseness of his helmet on his head. 



video

That's all for my planning. My blocking for this shot is due by the end of this week and I'll be sure to post it up here. Also remember I'm on twitter if you want to follow

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