Thursday, November 8, 2007

5 weeks later...and Stewie still couldn't get it right.

Hello Everyone,

Stewie tried picking up that sushi for 5 weeks (I animated), and he still couldn't quite get a handle on the whole chopsticks thing.

Overall I am pretty happy with the way it turned out, but I will definitely be cleaning it up more for a possible piece for my reel. The thing that I am most excited about is that skill level wise, I felt I really took a step throughout this assignment. I don't know how to explain it...but I just feel it. I learned so much.

Here it is!



So...on to bigger and better things! We are finally getting introduced to animating to dialogue. What that means is we get a new character to animate with that has face controls to make our character look like its actually talking. So over the last 2 days and I have been watching movies (tough homework I know) searching for an audio clip that I think would be fun to animate to. My mentor highly advised us to find an audio clip that we get excited about because we're going to be working with it for a long time. And by long time...I mean until January 28, 2008...when its due. Thats right...until that date I will be working on the same 10 seconds of animation. Good thing I love animating, eh!...ha ha.

You definitely need patience to animate, and I hope that you can join in on the patience with me as its going to be a while before I am done this piece. But I will definitely be showing you my progress. But if you want to come back to my blog sometime during the week after January 28th to see the completed animation...thats OK...I won't hold it against you. =) You probably think I am crazy too, but thats OK...because some days I think I am too for getting into this animation game. =)

Thanks for stopping by!

-Sheldon

4 comments:

Mathias AUBRY said...

really cool animation!!! it's really close to some video reference you did but with a more cartoon style! good work!

Good success for you dialogue, waiting to see what movie you picked! ;)

Bobby Beck said...

Looks great! Really. My only comment on this would be after Stewie slams his hand down on the table I would add a beat (about 24 frames) before he wipes the objects off the table. It would give it more contrast overall. Otherwise this is pretty damn solid!

John said...

Sheldon,

Wow man. You've come so far...I'm very excited to see your dialogue work...
This piece turned out very well...I'd say it's pretty much finished...but I agree on the comment above regarding an additional beat before he swipes the table...looks fantastic though...I can only imagine how excited you are about your skill level and how far you've come.

Great work...watching you is helping me prepare for doing animation with my Gnome...Keep up the great work dude.

Anonymous said...

Great clip Sheldon!! You have done a lot of work!! I love how Stewie squeezes the sushi when he picks it up with the chopsticks!

We need to go out for sushi again!
Your Seester!!

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