Sunday, December 13, 2009
Unfortunately, fall semester is reaching it's final week of the semester. There's so much left to learn. Man, I feel like this is the hardest I've work to really understand whatever it is I'm doing. Though, every year I work sufficiently hard, this year feels like I've really worked my mind. Animation has been super rewarding with Ted Ty, I've gotten the hang of how to do a story under the Skellies (with a solid animatic to boot), and Masha has enriched all my skill sets with getting me to make animation outside of my norms in her enrichment class. To whomever is reading this blog, please take her class if you want to be a fantastic artist, she'll break your creative shell!
I'm super pumped for next semester and my film. My current animatic is around 5 minute 14 seconds, and I think a few more seconds will be tacked on by next week. I'm really looking forward to the film workshop going on for the 3rd and 4th years, so that we can simplify our class time to animate more :) and also be shown a lot of post-production stuff along the way, which is where I struggle the most. I'll need all the time I can get. I'm aiming to improve my acting skills and vitality in my animation for this film. So study and loads of practice.
Above is a pre-test for my animation assignment on after effects. The lighting and particles are similar to what I'm looking for in my assignment.