Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

project Trico

from my favorite game developer, Team Ico

Monday, May 18, 2009

Meet the Spy..

I'm a shameless Valve fan..especially when it comes to Team Fortress. As animation it's pretty astounding how well they nail each character's movement style to reinforce their character.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Last Class

I can't believe another term is over. Thanks for all the hard work everyone...keep me posted on what you're up to next. It was great to see everyone's progress..keep it up!

Maciej Dakowicz - grab reference where you can

A polish photographer, Maciej Dakowicz, apparently spent 4 years in Cardiff taking shots of the nightlife...an interesting gamut of emotions/expressions captured

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

cute short!

Scoop Volante from Pix'Elle on Vimeo.

love the quick editing on this one.


some quick notes...can't believe it's the last week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

sindhu…preliminary crit, week 14


I like the framing of this shot..it makes more sense to start with the kite

2nd 2_recut

This shot still feels a little awkward. I like the low view showing off the height of the building. Not so sure about the tiny framing of your character flying the kite…I think a tighter view would help make the action more readable.


4th 4_recut


This next sequence is pretty good, but in your 3d animatic had a moving camera and a continuous move left with the character. It seems like you could do a bit with the push pull aspect of flying a kite. Previously, your character was in one pose moving backwards…having him lean in to then pull back and lose balance would help give a sense of anticipation and set up for the large action of falling off the building.


I don’t think the crane shot downwards is helping…it actually flattens out the drama of falling downwards. Doing the opposite..looking upwards to then see him looking down would be more dramatic. In any case, I’m not sure a jump cut to looking down is doing you any favors here


not sure if this is necessary…the next shot communicates the panic of falling well, and the succeeding shot shows the action of falling quite well.



Maybe look upwards with the camera…


This is a less important shot, and it seems the path of the kite string would be going upwards as the kite is hovering.


nice framing!



Thursday, May 7, 2009


quick reminder.

For class tonight, bring....

  1. your assignment
  2. your final work for this term (quicktime h.264 compression is ideal per piece..no 500mb files please)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Interviews with Woody Allen

some interesting notes on actors and acting....not 100% relevant to an animation blog, but he makes a point that if he isn't having fun making his films, they don't turn out well. There's definitely something to that.

lots of ringling links coming in

this one caught my eye

Friday, May 1, 2009

animation mentor workflow 'webinar'

some fantastic workflow tips!