Thursday, April 30, 2009

Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly

There are probably a bunch of cool things, animation-wise, that could be studied from this video. I just find it SUPER entertaining, their characters are so striking. It's interesting to note the similarities and differences in how they act out the same choreography.
Anywho, I hope someone out there enjoys watching this too!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

404. My 2 character dialogue scene

Hi! So, I am making another revision on my the dialogue test. And I am looking for another audio clip for my next animation. Here are the choices that interest me. I'd love to hear anyone's two cents!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Randy Nelson talk

Here's a video I saw recently and wanted to share.

"Randy Nelson, head of the in-house Pixar University, gives a 10 minute talk that offers insight into character traits the studio looks for when it hires employees. One of the primary factors is to hire people who are interested rather than interesting. Also, collaboration does not simply mean cooperation, but it means amplification—people who bring separate depth to the problem and bring breadth that gives them interest in the entire solution." - cartoon brew

Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age: A New Model for the Workplace

Thursday, April 9, 2009

402 Facial Animation

Hello world,
I started up term 4 at AnimationMentor. My mentor is Greg Kyle. He works at Laika.

This is where my animation is at right now. I still need to work in some body movement at the end, as it sort of dies off. I haven't touched the eyes and eyelids yet, and I'm not really feeling the eyebrows. As always, any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated!

By the way, I came across a couple awesome blogs, and I figure that I should start sharing all the great things I find. Enjoy!
This one is the website of my class 4 mentor, Greg Kyle. He is a wicked cool guy and I'm stoked to have an opportunity to learn from him. He enjoys his brews, which is great to hear (because now I know I can still enjoy that lifestyle =).
I am still learning the way he works, but as far as I understand his workflow is technically quite different than my previous mentors. He uses IK arms/spine and pole vectors. I am really excited to learn more about how he works and what new things I can implement into my own workflow.