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Class 3 Progress Reel

Thu ,17/06/2010

Progress reel after the end of class 3
I am going travelling for three and a half months, during which time I am planning to do a hand drawn animation
But there will probably be no update on this blog during that time

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 11 – Polishing

Sun ,13/06/2010

Tough week on this final phase of the shot
This is my hopefully final version, but I’ll wait to see what my mentor says about it
One week left before I take a long three and a half months break from Animation Mentor, and London!
Next post will be the progress reel

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 10 – Refining

Sun ,06/06/2010

This is the refining pass of my shot
Waiting for some feedback from my mentor before moving to the final phase
Only a week to go now

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 9 – Blocking Plus

Mon ,31/05/2010

Blocking plus version of my shot, where I have cleaned up poses and arcs, and added a lot of breakdowns
This is still in stepped mode as I haven’t dealt with the inbetweens yet, until I get confirmation from my mentor that the shot is working

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 8 – Blocking

Sun ,23/05/2010

3rd pass of blocking, ready for submission and critique

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 7 – Polishing & Planning

Sun ,16/05/2010

I have finished polishing this shot, but I’ve already had some feedback and know there’s a bit more work to do on it
So hopefully I can do a revision pass soon, but I will first focus on blocking out my new shot

For the next shot, I have chosen to do a breakdancing shot
This is going to be a bit of a challenge, but I have 4 weeks to finish it, so hopefully that will be enough time
And I’m hoping that my workflow is now stronger and I can make some good progress quickly

Polishing Pass

Video ref

Planning thumbnails

Breakdance thumbnails

Breakdance thumbnails

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Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 6 – Refining

Sun ,09/05/2010

This is the refining pass of my shot
I’m sticking to what I have previously submitted for blocking, even though I have worked a little on an anticipation for the run at the beginning, as well as a celebratory final pose
Just ran out of time, so I focused on making sure the submitted portion is as good as it can be at this stage
I might come back to this shot and add these in class 6 when we’re polishing our shots for our showreel

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 5 – Blocking

Sun ,02/05/2010

This is my blocking pass for the high jump shot
I’ve spent a good amount of time on this stage, in the hope that refining this will be easier as a result
I’ll wait to hear back from my mentor and hopefully, there won’t be too much reblocking to do next week

Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 4 – Polishing & planning

Sun ,25/04/2010

After some very long hours working on this shot this weekend, including an all nighter on Friday, I have finally finished polishing this shot

Here is the result of all the hard work

I am now looking forward to the next shot, which will be the world record setting high jump of Javier Sotomayor (see the video ref below)

The lumberjack polished shot:

Theme 2 video reference:

Planning thumbnails for the high jump shot:

High jump thumbnails page 1

High jump thumbnails page 1

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High jump thumbnails page 2

High jump thumbnails page 2

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Class 3 – Advanced body mechanics – Week 3 – Splining Pass

Sun ,18/04/2010

I’ve finally moved out of blocking and done my first refining pass
There’s still quite a few issues with this shot but I’ll wait until I get my mentor’s crit before making any further changes