Wassup people. Haven't blogged properly in a while. Really sorry, just had so much going on. Come April 16th, I begin my final term in St Martins. Got a lot to do. I'm off for 2 more weeks so I'm working on some things from last term as well as some experiments so, I’ll post it as soon as. In the mean time here is my second lip synch task. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand I feel really happy with it because of how much I learnt. On the other, I feel disappointed because it’s not the animation or result I see in my head. I did this in about 6 days (conception to realisation) but I know if I had more time, it could have been better. It would take me longer than a professional to do it, weeks longer, due to lack of experience, but this animation has convinced me that I could be a decent animator. Why not right? I’m really frustrated at the moment because I have so many unanswered questions, questions that can only be answered by me. My own journey of constant practice and trial & error. But my course will be over come June and I’m worried that I won’t have the creative freedom I have now in a working environment. I feel like I’m under achieving. I guess my final film will be the make or break.
This piece is just like all the animation I’ve done, I see nothing but areas I want to improve. Acting, arcs, design, drawings the list is long, and the explanation is longer so I won’t go into it, but if you wanna know what I think, let me know. And let me know what you think and how I can improve it.
Following is some of the development work i did.
Seeing some Prince of Egypt Model sheets supplied by Paul Stone (resident animator and another teacher) gave me the idea of animating the form first. My anatomy isn't great, but it did give me some understanding of whats going on underneath. Next time, I won't do it so detailed.
Martial Artists Always have powerful hands so i thought it'd be a good idea to do some hand studies. I don't think I did them to well in the animation, but I'll keep at it. The first set were done from memory, the second from life.
The Master..Bruce Lee...
While I'm here, might as well tell you of the show I went to see last wednesday. Jump, Peacock Theatre in Holborn. If you like martial arts, comedy and animation, yes animation, go see this. I was so inspired, i'm gonna attempt an animated walk from the show, pics below.
Ok, I'm done now. :)