Thursday, March 22, 2012

Class 5 Week 11/12

So here we are! At the end of the term! :)

It's been a crazy busy class but really rewarding class. Brent Homman, from Disney, has been a huge help in my work. Definitely took advantage of his experience on Tangled with this last acting shot.

Here's my progress reel with the work from this class all the way to class 1. It also has the final for the two person dialogue shot I've been working on.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Class 5 Week 10

Another week closer to the end of the term! :) This is the first week of polishing for this shot. Basically going over and over trying to nit pick the crap out of this thing. Also get to get in there and add all the fun little details that most people will never even see.... but will "feel."

So this is the fun part! :) The final for this shot will be done next week.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Class 5 Week 9

So I'm finally in splines! Hooray. But I'm just polishing everything up now.

The lip sync is ROUGH! :) I know

The final version is due in a couple weeks so I've still got some time to polish this thing up.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Class 5 Week 8

So this week I'm still working out the main actions before I start polishing. It's still in stepped mode, so that explains the choppy-ness especially in the face. But most of the action is on 1s and 2s.

Next week I'll be going into spline and will start polishing! Also probably will have the start of the lip sync added as well. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Class 5 Week 7

So this week has been pretty fun with this shot. Just been setting more and more keys. So far the ideas are starting to come alive nicely. Just got more work to do on it. More things to try and refine.

Also this week we had yet another face pose to do.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Class 5 Week 6

It has been an awesome week for blocking! My mentor really liked the direction I was going in with my planning and had just a few notes on the direction for composition. I'm really excited to finally start seeing these characters come to life! :)

So here is my first blocking pass on this shot. There are still many weeks to come to refine this even more!

Also this week we had to do one more face pose :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Class 5 Week 5

I'm soooo excited to get started on a new shot! My two person dialogue is finally here. So I chose to do the "Are you happy" clip from my three clips last week. Here's my planning for the shot.

Also for my video reference, my awesome fiance was able to help me out with the female portion of the acting. YAH! :) by the way, check out her cakes, they are sweet!

And finally, here's the layout animation for this shot! Thanks to Ben Delnat for modeling the inside of the Pixair airliner ;)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Class 5 Week 4

So I'm done with my one person dialogue shot and now have to start thinking about my two person shot. This week we had to go out and find some dialogue clips from movies or shows. For those looking at this that might have to do this in the future, I would recommend using :)

Here are the best three clips that I found to use for my animation.

Also this week we had to do one last face pose.


Next week I'll have picked out one of the three clips and will have it all planned out. :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Class 5 Week 3

So here it is! Finally I have my first dialogue shot finished. Now, mind you, it still needs to be touched up a bit, he needs different clothes and hair, etc. But the animation is about there! Now it's just on to another dialogue shot. This time with two characters.

Also this week we had to do two more face poses.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Class 5 Week 2

This week I had some great notes from my mentor on my shot. This was the first time he looked at both the body of the shot and the blocking that I did for last week. He gave some notes for me to change on the shot like how he enters and exits. Also some notes on the facial animation and the overall emotions in the shot. But here is how it all turned out! :)

Also this week we had to find 2 face poses from the internet and recreate that pose on Bishop. Here are how those poses turned out.

And here is my shot from this week.

Next week, my final for this shot is due and will be up! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Class 5 Week 1

I'm back! :) Its been a great holiday break, but I'm so excited to be back in the swing of things!

Now I'm in Class 5 at AM. My mentor this term is an awesome guy named Brent Homman. He's an animator from Disney. He's worked on the movies Tangled and Bolt. Also he's worked on the new short, Prep and Landing. Some of you may remember a short film he worked on called A Gentleman's Duel.  But currently he's working on a new film by Disney called Wreck It Ralph.

We wasted no time getting started in Class 5. We had to do the planning and blocking for our facial animation of the shot we left off with. So here's the fruit of my labors this week and the newest version of my "Interrupting" shot!

Sketch books to show the planning for the facial. Both the phonetics of the dialogue and some key facial poses I wanted to try.

This is the dialogue from my shot written out. Above that is the dialogue written Phonetically, much like a road map for my animation. What's circled in red is the more important shapes I have to hit and the blue is second important.

Here's video reference for the facial as well. I explored different reactions I could use. But this is one that I probably took the most out of and will study even more in the next couple weeks.

And finally, here is how my shot looks now. Still have two more weeks to polish and fix the lip sync.