Sunday, July 31, 2011

Class 3 Week 5

Ok so this week has been pretty fun. I started off blocking my shot like I had planned in my planning. But then I wanted to change up the camera angle to make it less cliche. So after many tries, I finally have what is below. This may looked like spline, but it actually is my blocking. This week we had a lecture where a guy from Pixar showed us his workflow. He starts his shots with "clamped" tangents. So I decided to try this in his footsteps.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Class 3 Week 4

This week was pretty busy with getting home from San Francisco and trying to catch up on everything. I had to finish up and polish my T-ball animation and also plan out my next shot. So low and behold... here is the final version of my T-ball animation.

And now, my next shot. What I want to do is have a Spy/Burglar in a museum trying to get some kind of award. But he has to dodge security and fight some lasers in order to get it. :o) 

My sketches for the shot. Mainly some key poses I want to come across. (Sorry for the bad quality, my scanner wasn't working this week)

Here is my video reference for the shot. 

Class 3 Week 3

Ok so this post is about a week late, but here is the reason why. :) My fiance (Jessica) and I went out for the Animation Mentor BBQ this past weekend!

While there we got to meet a bunch of awesome people and have tons of fun. We also were able to go to not only the AM office, but also to Dreamworks, Pixar, and ILM. It was a very amazing and humbling experience. I just cannot wait to be in the industry and work out there in San Francisco. Really assuring that the AM community is made up of some of the best people alive! I love all of them and I love Animation Mentor.

Here are some pics to recap just a portion of the trip. If you have me on Facebook, then you can see the rest.

Walt Disney Museum


Bobby "Boom" Beck!

Now for the make up... Here is my assignment from a couple weeks back. This is my blocking plus version of the animation.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Class 3 Week 2

Already done with week 2! It's been a rough week filled with lots of stuff. But after a couple nights of no sleep I finally got my blocking done for my T-ball animation. :o)

I hope you enjoy!

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. 

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