Sunday, August 26, 2012

AM Class 1-Week 9 Assignment

The week before we had to block out our vanilla walk.  This week we finished up polishing the ballie walk. The emotion for our pose was concern.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

AM Class 1- Week 8 Assignment

One of the hardest things in animation is "the walk".  We are animating a standard (vanilla= normal) walk. This week we start the blocking and next week we polish. We also had a physical strength pose.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Week 7 Revisions

Got some great notes on my tailor (ball with tail) assignment.  Didn't have many notes for the Pendulum so it was a quick fix.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

AM Class 1- Week 7 Assignment

This week is about combining the bouncing ball and overlapping action. We are using a rig with a ball and tail (tailor).  This has been the toughest assignment to date!  My shot needs a lot of work, I'm sure my mentor will give me great advice.

Week 6 Revisions

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tour of Dreamwork's Animation Studio!

I was lucky enough to win a raffle at AnimationMentor and was one of the five chosen to get a tour of Dreamwork's Animation Studio!  I left around 6 in the morning to get to downtown. I had to go to the Los Angeles Convention Center to catch the bus to the studio.  I met my fellow AM classmates (one from Germany, two from England, and one from Philadelphia). They were all alumni except for me.  I couldn't take pictures inside because they have four movies in the works that haven't been announced.  The highlight of the tour was seeing a secret room in the effects department.  There is a bookcase and you pull a lever in a book to unlock the secret entrance. There is a bar with beer taps, wine, two fireplaces (fake) and it was filled with antique furniture and nick knacks.
Los Angeles Convention Center

Had to take a bus from L.A Convention Center to Dreamwork's in Glendale.

This was our tour guide Tim.  Amazing and very knowledgable guy.

My AnimationMentor classmates Lu, Rich, Duncan and Martin.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Care package from AnimationMentor!

My son and I talked to Suzanne at the BBQ and she said that she could get us some AnimationMentor stuff.  Today we received a box from her with T-shirts, AnimationMentor Alumni license plate cover (going to have to put this on after I graduate)  and a nice card. We are  both very touched by this kind gesture.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

AM Class 1-Week 6 Assignment

Our week 6 assignment consists of Overlapping Action. It was a hard concept to grasp. I kept it simple so I could focus on the basics.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012