Friday, December 23, 2011

Sheep Run Cycle

The good news is that each run cycle was easier than the last. The bad news is that now I'm getting into the meat of my animation and am finding myself with less time to work.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Plans For Winter Break

It's my last winter break EVER.

I'm working as much as I can on my senior film before Christmas comes and I get distracted by shiny new things. I'm also not looking forward to starting back to work in the deli and trying to also find time to animate at home.
I made myself a big long list of every little thing that needs to be done for the Tortoise and the hare project and it's HUGE. I want that list half done by the end of winter break, although that's probably not very reasonable. I keep picking out easy things to do on it, like the backgrounds, and scenes that only require me to animate a face instead of the whole body of a character. I should probably give myself more of a challenge so this project doesn't become hell later.
I will definitely have all of the backgrounds done by the end of break.
I used Facebook today to ask people for a critique on something I didn't feel was that great. I'd post a link to it here, but I'll be removing that video shortly. The internet sure comes in handy at times like this.
Normally during my breaks I'd try to complete a short project on my own, and I'm a little upset that I won't have the chance to do that this time.
I know that my senior show will be in the first half of April, so my intention is to get the animation all done for this by early March so there's tons of time to do post production.
That's not as much time to animate as it seems.
Wish me luck!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Senior Film Animation Sampler

This is posted on YouTube for the sake of showing off something in my seminar, but I'm not going to make posting bits and pieces of random animation a habit like this. Here we have stuff I have finalized for my senior film, including the walk cycles made a while ago.

Winter break is going to be busy. I want to make at last double this amount of stuff without having to worry about other classes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dance Of The Cloud People

My final project for my independent study is completed.

It can be seen on Youtube:

and Vimeo:

I think a few things in this animation suffered from having to prioritize other projects over this one.
All of my work for my senior project and my internship piles up.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hare Run Cycle

I was dreading doing this but it actually turned out to be the easiest of the three run cycles I did so far.
This required more frames than the other too because the Hare takes bigger steps.

Lately I have also completed a few little scenes involving the tortoise without his shell on, and the sheep pushing the button for his traps.

I'm working on backgrounds too.

When I sit down for 3 hours straight, I need to remember to get up and move. Everything hurts.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Animatic With Sound Effects

My animatic now has sound effects. Still missing music cues, though.
Not sure when I'm going to do those.