24.3.09

AM Class 2 Progress Reel

Heya guys!

Click the pic below to check out my shiny and rendered Progress Reel for this finished quarter of animation mentor!

Wow, what a term. It's really been great committing extra time to AM due to have a part-time job, it really makes the difference and gives you the opportunity to really challenge yourself with some bigger pieces. Overall I think the biggest things I've learned in this term is about how much better extra time spent planning will affect the quality of your animation. I've really enjoyed experimenting with blocking methods too and I particularly like the technique of straight ahead blocking your main poses (as long as you have a solid plan) to get more natural transitions. I'm really surprised at how much fun I've had animating such simple characters too, was really fun coming up with some pantomime acting and it was great practice telling a story in nice quick timescales.

-Dan

23.3.09

It's finito!

Well, almost.

Here's what I've submitted for my third and final assignment for Class2 of AM. Woah, I really bit off more than I could chew with this one (I've gone %50 over the frame range, and it was just supposed to be one character described as "A simple dance move"). It's turned out OK, but I really felt the pressure to get it finished. There's a gag at the end that I never got time to get in and I feel like many of my choices could have benefited from some more exploration.

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Ah well, now time to render it! (Still open to crits though).
-Dan

16.3.09

The Marketing commences!


Heya guys!

Click the pic above to check out the new website from the film I worked on in Luxembourg! I'm not sure if they're definitely doing an English dub, but if they made an English website that's pretty promising! There's no trailer up yet and I can't say I'm directly responsible for anything there, but it's a pretty good sneak peek!

-Dan

5.3.09

Boogie!

Heya guys!

Here's my blocking for my third assignment for Class2 AM! Still pretty early on, I've got 3 more weeks to finish it off! The brief for this was just to do a simple dance move, so I've probably gone pretty overboard with this one :-P.
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-Dan