Thursday, 30 October 2014

Double Leicas

It's been almost a year since my last post on here... having been caught up in group film work, and then subsequently nothing to do with animation afterwards, now I'm late getting back into the swing of school.
Enrollment issues aside, I dabbled with two film ideas because I couldn't choose what would work better as a school film. I ended up going with my ladybug story, but they both have similar, formulaic structures.

This year in our mentor groups, we had several Milestone deadlines to meet. It's all fairly straightforward and wasn't too difficult to catch up on. A few...

Monday, 16 December 2013

Completed Action Analysis

Finally composited and finished! Here's a video of Mr. Fluffy jumping into a pond. Working on this, watching him jump repeatedly... again and again...

Character cleanup (ToonBoom)

Layout field guides

Painted Layout (paint tool sai) was going for winnie the pooh-esque light atmosphere.

I wish I didn't crop the layout so tight... the overlays and multiplane pan wasn't really working after I did the layout testing. I might try and finish the boy's animation or use his base as practice for a rig in toonboom. It was a big learning experience and though I started out with an aversion to the program, I think I've learned enough to sort of get the gist of a bit of it. :)

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Creature Creation

Posts for my school blog too! Thought more of fairy tales for this assignment, so I looked at work like John Bauer, Helen Stratton, ... old timey- illustrated books. I remember how immersed I'd get in those amazing printed ink illustrations; this was a lot of fun even if I didn't capture that.

The life drawings I did and used as reference/inspiration

Transformation - The sequential part. I did this pretty rushed... plenty of better ways to go about it, and more clearly!