Saturday, 24 March 2007
Master & Student on Vimeo
Before I say anything, This is not finished, I repeat, it is not finished. My course ends in 3 months and I still have so much I want to try out so I've decided to put this aside till I get a few things off my chest. I've only inbetweened the parts I felt I could learn something from. My main reason for doing this was to better understand the importance of inbetweens and arcs. How do you go from one key to another? The students movement is more of a straight line going from one pose to the next. The master goes from one pose and curves down to the following stance. Also the spacing and the timing effects the force of the movement. Really, i just tried to put a feeling of "difference" across. From what my class mates have said I seemed to have pulled it off. I learnt so much from doing this. Also the way I've inbetween it showed me a lot. Normally my inbetweens are more finished. I guess I can see what my boy Tim (messy timbo) was saying about focusing on movement rather than character design. It's definately the fastest I've inbetweened anything. It also means I can pick whats wrong witht he animation quickly then make the nescessary changes. If I'd laboured on the inbetweens and made mistakes, I think i would have been reluctant to change it. Another thing that made me decide to Inbetween this way was Glen Keanes lecture. (check out The Art Of Glen Keane Blog). He did a straight ahead animation with really simple drawings which had lots of energy and movement. Incredible. I definately want to try that out. In terms of this animationI also wanted to do follow through on the masters beard and the rest of his clothes. In addition I would have extended the follow through on his sleeves just so you could get a sense of a powerful force going through his body. I could go on and on about the things I'd love to add to this and the things I'd love to change to that but I have so much to look foward to. I guess thats the beauty of animation. Got some more animation to post. I've been busy so I apologise for slacking on the posts but I've got a month off uni so I have time to experiment. Watch this space!