Sunday, May 29, 2011

Class 2 Week 9

Ok so last week was a good week for my blocking. I did really well in the grading portion and made this week a little easier. But this week I moved my shot from blocking into blocking plus.

Here is my assignment this week:

Also a classmate this week opened my eyes to a new theme song for the 9th week of every term. So this is officially the end of Week NEIN! 

Happy Animating!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Class 2 Week 8

So here we are on the home stretch, of class 2. This week I had to block out my dance assignment. I've got to say this is probably the most "blocked" any of my assignments have ever been. But the sad thing is, this will be my last animation until next term.

Still, I'm pretty happy with the way that this animation is starting to turn out. Lets just hope it stays like that when I go into splines.

Here's my blocking:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Class 2 Week 7

So this week I had a lot to do. I had to polish and finish up my gum assignment and as well start to plan my next animation. So below you'll see my final stepped in gum animation.

My next animation is going to finally use a full character with arms and legs, Stu. I've decided to do a dance for my assignment. It's going to be a mix of a couple different dances that you'll see in my reference video. Also below I've got my sketchbook pages with some of my key poses I want in my animation.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Class 2 week 6

Wow, its already half way through the second term... It really goes by fast! But first off I just want to say how wonderful Animation Mentor really is. Many people think its just a really awesome animation school that can get you places, but it's really much more. Animation Mentor is a community of some of the best and brightest people in the world. I want to personally thank the staff back in the offices at AM for their heartfelt card they sent me this past week. I appreciate it very much and if you are reading this, you'll be happy to know that my father is doing much better! This kinda thing just reaffirms to me that I am in the right place and Animation is the path for me to go.

So this past week I had to take my shot with Stu stepping in gum out of blocking and into blocking plus. So, here it is!

Next week I'll have the finished version of this and my planning for my next assignment :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Class 2 Week 5

Ok here we are at week 5 already... wow. Well this past week has probably been one of the hardest weeks I've ever had at Animation Mentor. Not just because of the animation, but last weekend my father went into the hospital and laid in ICU in critical condition almost all week. My family and I were preparing for the worst, but later in the week he finally pulled out of it and got off life support. He's now awake and doing a lot better but still recovering some. I just want to thank everyone who helped me through this and was just there for me when I needed it.

This past week we had to take our plan for our next shot and "block" it out. So here is my blocked form of my stepping in gum assignment. My mentor has already made notes on it and I will be toning back some of the posing in this shot. I wanted to push the posing as much as I could so my animation would feel more dynamic. I figured he would want me to push it back in the long run anyway. :)