Monday, November 30, 2009

Princess and the Frog Clip

Check out this awesome clip!! Titled "It didn't end well".

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fitness for Desk Dwellers

So... there is no way I will get my 11 second entry done on time. There are only 4 days left! I would like to finish it when the contest closes, but seeing how hardly along I am with it I don't think it even makes sense to submit it... It's pretty tough to critique it at this point... Just been busy with work and this past weekend I got sick which wasn't very productive. Today I was reading some articles about how people who sit at a desk all day to work are basically killing themselves. By living sedentary, we put ourselves at greater risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Not exactly a motivator to stay planted on my butt as I've done this entire month working... Here is one supposedly good exercise to do and here is a daily suggested daily routine for desk dwellers to get a fraction more movement into your day. It seems that moving around a little bit during the day, especially just getting up out of your chair every half an hour or so actually help your metabolism not commit suicide. Makes me think having a Wii might actually be pretty cool...

Anyway, I will definitely put my entry up here when I'm done and hopefully I can get a little feedback that way. As for animating, I need to GET FASTER!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

More Inbetweens...

Here's my entry again, with a few more inbetweens... I get a better feel for what it will look like here but it's still pretty sparse. I've been trying to figure out spacing. Trying to animate as if I could pass this off to an inbetween artist or cleanup artist and it be straightforward enough. Finding much information on spacing is tricky! Surprising since it is so critical. The animation process is much faster at least now, the inbetweens and breakdowns... Since the guts are more or less there already with my main poses. I need to get much faster though.

Also, here is a fantastical amazing blog I found with loads of great information on animating, it's Synchrolux by Kevin Koch.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

11 second work in progress

I'm too busy to write a whole lot right now but I finally got all eight main keys done for my 11 second entry! And it's halfway through the month! And I only have 261 drawings left to go!! Ugh. So disappointing if I can't finish in time. I'll post again, maybe when I've got some more keys and breakdowns... It's a little hard to tell what's really going on in the shot right now I know, it's really just the bare bones... But it's the spine I guess, since it's the most important stuff... I spent a long time thinking about the poses and the shapes, if the shapes communicated the emotion and the progression of the emotion through the shot...
hm, I was going to scan the first pose so it would be easier to see but seems my scanner isn't working... that suuucks....

Monday, November 02, 2009

11 Second Club

I'm thinking of entering the 11 Second Club contest this month of November of 2009... I listened to the clip yesterday and it's been stewing in my brain...