Friday, April 25, 2008

Alias Sketchbook Pro

Its a neat program for quick sketches.. but thats as far as it goes.
I love the clean interface but all the hotkeys and such gets too confusing.
Not my cup of tea.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

and let the digital era begin

Scene 4 - background

This took..way too long.
It was fun practice.. one of many to come in the near future.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Subtle magic

As I've been watching several great movies while I skip classes, I focused on a lot of great subtle acting. The more I get into them, the more I cringe at many 3D animations that has too many of exaggerated pose to pose whiplashes.

Having some slow moments where the audience has time to think, time to figure out what the character is thinking and to understand the character's emotion is what I want to incorporate into my forth year film. Although it is much harder to make a film that establishes character's unique personality and flaws in 1-2 minutes but my experiences tell me that those things makes me come back to watch the film over and over.

Here are my favorite sequences/scenes from few movies (spoiler alert)

This is my most favorite sequence in the entire Horton Hears a Who movie. For some reason I loved it when Sally O'Malley (mayor's wife) points at the mayor about hanging chandelier and blinks twice. In the sequence the mayor talks about the situation of Whoville and the wife thinks he is crazy. so as the mayor circles around and tries to explain, Sally remains rather still while making subtle eye and body movements. Fantastic.

Singing in the Rain is another awesome movies I got a chance to see recently and I loved the bit where Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) tries to impress Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) by doing his movie star thing and Kathy takes one look at Don's hand on her shoulder and catches on and then she begins to talk down movie stars.

Lars and the Real Girl is full of genuine subtle acting. Nothing is exaggerated. I had lots of fun trying to figure out what each of the towns folks are thinking about when they look at Bianca.
This is screen cap of my favorite scene in the movie cuz it was sweet. Not to mention Kelli Garner looks super cute in this movie.

Friday, April 11, 2008

ruby rocket

I came across this amazing short by Sam Niemann
those of you who like film noir style, detective story, check it out :)
(click pic for link)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

pastel magic

It was a lot of fun doing these. Altough I haven't been to extra life so much this year, it's one thing about Sheridan I'm going to miss (during summer).

Sunday, April 06, 2008

muzzle sync rough

This is what I handed in for the assignment completion.. I thought it was the most half-assed crappy thing i have ever done but.. now that I look back at it, there's potential for a good acting in the poses.

one of the problem I had with this is that for the portion of this scene, i needed to animate the stork character since stork grabs and pulls the badger's robe.

anywho, thought i'd upload it for my own reference.

beak animation

This is my beak. its not continuation of the 'turtles' clip. I'll finish the turtles scene in rough later.

Nothing much to say for this piece. the phone cord needs to be fix little bit. If i had more time, I would've done something more with its right hand.


By storyboarding on toonboom, putting together the leica took literally less than 30 minutes, excluding compiling sounds.

This leica was supposed to have dialogues but left them out. I think it flows relatively well without them but then again, its because I know the story.

There needs to be 20 panels or so to conclude the story, I'll think about finishing it after school is over.

If you don't understand what is going on, something feels jumpy, or anything at all, please let me know.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Marianne in 3D!

My first character model. I had lots of fun even though I still don't get a lot about modeling.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I'm gonna get yar baby

just another school work.