Thursday, October 29, 2009

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So I told a friend I would post up my current animation on this guy. I spoke with Kevin Chesnos last night about this and he gave me a great critique on how to polish the puppy and make it sing. I learned a lot. So here she is with color and more polish but not quite finished. Dorthy Mantooth is a saint!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Before total polish

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Ok, so here is a more recent version where i changed the major notes that Kevin gave me. I changed up the beats a lil and played with timing. I am feeling much happier about this one. It has come a long way since last revision. Now when Kevin gives the approval I will go in and polish everything. Oh and yes I have polished up the knees already! blah!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Polish Started

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Well, so I decided to take out the wrapper part and now this is not in stepped. I have broken it down past blocking. Some of the notes I received were that he needs to be more frantic at the beginning. More energetic. Then I need to really work on the lick. There were more but so I am going to work on all that then post it. I am having a great time on this shot.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Gear CHange Test

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So, This is my blocking and general ideas for a new test I am doing. Its called a "gear change." Its a test that Pixar does with all of its classes. Its a test to show a change of emotion in a character. Something else that I wanted to do with this test was try to animate a kid-like behavior. It has been a challenge but I think my poses are portraying my story. Im excited to get some break downs in here and really time it out right.

As Far As I Got

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Sadly enough kids.... this is as far as I got before I had to move onto another test for Dream Giver. But I learned a lot on this test. The end is still not totally decided. I wanted to get this one working more solid and polish it up, but I didn't have time. Maybe laterssssss!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Blocking DG Test Object Interaction

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This week for the Dream Giver project Kevin Chesnos asked us to do a test with our character interacting with an object. I figured it would be challenging do a type of scramble but moreso of him bumbling an object and having to save it from breaking... this is my blocking

I dodged a bullet



















So I had some recent acquaintances that I have always wanted to caricature. The woman character is always yelling at her husband and saying how crazy he is. She is like the toad princess that will punch a hole in the wall if she cant watch her tv program. Then the man is a blue collar worker that just shells out money like an ATM. He just gets yanked around by his choke collar and dances like a circus boy. Such inspiring people for great stories and character!