Thursday, December 16, 2010
Animation I finals with Lyndon were all about the flour sac. Got a couple of things in here, the 1st one is the final for the class. For whatever reason, when I composited in After Effects, the video just rendered very oddly putting in frames where it didn't need to and taking frames from where it should not have. I might down shoot this again (soo many frames), but for now, I did my best to cut out the bad frames using quicktime's frame cutting function. The other videos are just the raw pictures I took (no holds) and a jump cycle for the little dude.
Totally done with my 1st semester here in the animation program at California College of the arts. Everything has gone better than expected and I am really excited to be a part of this young program. As corny as it may sound one of the biggest reasons I wanted to come here was to be part of this small little program's journey to awesomeness, which much came from talking with Lyndon on accepted student day who seemed very passionate about this program. Which to me is what it's all about, sheer passion for what you're doing, that shit is infectious.
Anyway, here's the last batch from my figure drawing class with Yee Jan Bao. Great class after all was said and done, I also picked up one insanely helpful protip from him: shapes.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Sooo stoked. Things are looking awesome for the animation department here at CCA, we got that sweet light table station, that really looks more like a bar, but I digress. We're supposed to be getting some sweet metallic dry erase boards installed on the walls of the animation halls so we can draw to our hearts content on them. They're also supposedly going to put them in the storyboarding room, so we no longer have to tape the damn boards to the wall (we will use tiny earth magnets!). They used to have corked walls, but for whatever reason they were removed
In addition to that, the work I've been seeing from people is downright inspiring, one guy just went through his second ream of animation paper for his final. It actually feels what I imagine Calarts must maybe feel like, which is no surprise because the the professor who teaches their class graduated from there.
Anyway, I'm still struggling with animation, but slowly getting there. I've actually picked up a lot of stuff from just animating with these other animation students in the "animation bar". That and the After Effects animation Lyndon has been making us do, have, for some reason, really, really helped. Anyway, I still don't have my final done, but this is a small projects Lydon gave us over the weekend: