This is going to be another quick post due to, trying to stay on schedule with my current assignment. Its going really well, and I just want to make it as shiny and polished as I possibly can by the time this class ends next month.
My lecture this week was titled "Advanced Entertainment" and was taught by an animator by the name of Doug Sweetland. He's has animated on every feature film from Pixar, starting with Toy Story back in 1995. Absolutely awesome, and very well known animator who is full of knowledge.
My current assignment is beginning to really take shape and I am excited about it. So excited I have trouble falling asleep at night because I am just thinking about the movements and arcs. But instead of me rambling on here, how about I just show you my assignment...so far. =)
Click HERE to see!
I also did another face pose study last week, but the guy in the picture is not just some random face I pulled off the internet, like I have done in the past. He is a talented animator by the name of Shawn Kelly, and is one of the three co-founders of Animation Mentor. He was cool with letting me use his picture for my assignment. Too prove my "talented" comment above: Shawn just recently was in a small group of four people who won a VES award for "Best Single Visual Effect of the Year!" It was on the Transformers movie, but more specifically the desert highway sequence where the robot is basically skating down the highway around the cars at crazy speeds. If you've seen the movie, you'll remember it. If you haven't seen the movie...you're missing out. =)
So here it is! Click it to see it bigger. =)
Alright...I hear my assignment calling my name, so I should get back to business here. =)
Once again, thank you for stopping by!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Sheldon Kruger at 4:19 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This is going to be a super quick post because I have so much to do this week. I am really excited about how my shot is coming along. My mentor had some great comments to make too...so that makes me even more excited. I am learning so much all the time, I can't even put my excitement into words. Hope you like it!..so far. =)
CLICK HERE to see.
I also did another face pose study.
Thank you for stopping by!
Posted by Sheldon Kruger at 8:26 PM
Monday, February 11, 2008
Yup!! You read correctly! He even helped me film my video reference for my next animation. Let me explain a little about my scene, it has 2 characters: A guy who thinks he's smooth with ladies, and a sarcastic female working a concession stand.
NOTE: She gives him a bag of ice. You need that tidbit to get the joke. =)
CLICK HERE to see it, my twin, and of course the usual appearance of Jade, my reference video recording buddy. =)
Alright, alright...I don't really have a twin a brother, or a brother at all, but with a little video composition magic...it looks like I do. =)
The line I am using that you heard is from the movie Super Troopers.
So after all my planning, I got into the computer and did a first pass of rough blocking with my two characters.
CLICK HERE to see it.
I also did another face pose study like you saw in my last post.
Well, that pretty much sums up to where I am at in my animation studies. A lot of visuals this time, and not much of me rambling on. =)
Thank you for stopping by!
Posted by Sheldon Kruger at 7:31 PM