Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Feed blog more pencil tests, doctor's orders

Here is a 2 year old animation that I am finally finishing cleaning up for my demo reel. Well, more for myself, as I have already two shots from it on my demo reel already and the whole thing will be around 30, 40 seconds tops when finished. It's like so close to done, it would be a shame if I didn't finish it. While I mostly like the cloth animation, I wish I had planned the cloth animation out with the body animation, instead of adding it on afterwards, it's a little to busy, and distracting from what the purpose of the story. The feet are pretty static too for all of his moves. Oh well, you live and learn. This is about a third of it. The premise is about a man who loses everything only to gain that which he truly loved, a touching story indeed. Oh, and he is talking to a firefighter who will be to the left who I still have to animate, who informs him of the status of his family. Enjoy

And while I'm posting videos, and nobody has been coming to this blog yet, let alone film industry film people, I might as well put this now instead of later if ever I want to move over to live action.

Presenting: "You Only Live Comfortably Once"

In this CFF Award winning Film, Russia steals some of the United States's blueprints to a theorical weapon of infathomable power, in order to gain the upperhand in an arms race to develop the ultimate end all, be all, weapon and a ninja spy is sent in to prevent them from returning to their former glory.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Aww look, the Blog's learned how to post video properly and add links, isn't that cute!

I need a more fitting photo for my profile

And since this is a new blog, it's only fitting to show some baby animal pencil tests. The first is an flash back animation I did for a friend of mine Victoria for a short she did. She's a real good stop motion animator and puppet maker although sometimes I don't think she knows that. Just resently she was offered a job from Laika for their next film. I don't know if she is going to take it or not, with her still being in school, but I know what ever she does, she's gonna do big things.

here's some of the concept work I did for the character design. In the end it, we went with the more simplier design, which fit since it was of the penguin remembering his past. Not to mention it saved alot of cleanup time since in retrospect, the time that I spent on it, I really should have been doing other things. But I am glad I worked on the film.

And here's my first time inbetweening pencil test that I did this week. My professor Steve Stanchfield has a friend who is making a short film and need a few more shots inbetweened. So Steve's inbetweening some and handed some shots out to a few students. It's a little different follow someone elses keys that are not your own. You can't make any changes to your keys, or shot stuff on ones, which I usually do with my keys. However I guess as I get better, I wouldn't have to do that as much, especially if someone else is inbetweening my shot. Anyways, his drawings were solidly constructed, and timing charts were good, so there was really no need to. Of course, there were a couple of times I wanted to. On the first turn I wanted to get the nose to drag but since there was a key in the middle, so I could only do it a little. I was able to get the nose to stretch on the nose when he goes to stand on one knee, though. So here is the pencil test.

And it can do video too.. oh how blogs grow up so fast.

Rough pencil test from my Senior Studio Project, the video seems to be poor quality. But at least for tonight I figured out how to upload. Baby steps.

...Oh and before anybody gets any ideas, the thief is putting on sun tan lotion so he won't get sun burn from the hero of the film who shoots out light powers, if he drops in to stop the purse snatching. That's why he also has sunglasses on.

And look, it's growing it first drawing!

Probably should be working on rigging my 3d character right now but I like to think that every new blog gives some poor kid somewhere more practice with reading, so I am doing my part to fight the evils of illiteracy. So anyways I have started this blog so that I'll have a reason to scan in my work, and also so I can keep track of the wealth of super talented artist blogs I always frequent for inspiration and teaching, cause it's getting hard to remember the website names. Hey, why don't they have comic sans as a font to type in?
Oh my god, it's a baby blog