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Archive for the ‘Class 4 – Introduction to Acting’ Category

Latest shot – reblock idea

Tue ,21/12/2010

Hi guys
I’ve had a note from the last Bring Your Own Animation event and would need some feedback before I do any more work on this
So the shot on the left is the new idea, and on the right, the original
The note was that the character fiddling with the tin is too distracting and I should have a bigger reaction at ‘Dammit’ to bring the focus back on the character
Let me know what you think please, thanks (you can leave a comment below)

Class 4 Shot 2 Polishing 2nd pass

Wed ,15/12/2010

Final pass of polish for class 4
I’ve shown the shot to Paul from Double Negative and got my final crit from Victor too
I have a few things to work on still

Class 4 Shot 2 Polishing 1st pass

Sun ,05/12/2010

Tough week polishing my shot this week
For the first I did a proper spline clean up exercise which took a couple of days
It was mostly beneficial, except for the hands and fingers which are now a bit of mess
So I still have plenty to do on the hands and fingers mainly, and whatever else my mentor suggests

Class 4 Shot 2 Refining 1st Pass

Sun ,28/11/2010

First pass of refining this shot
I think there’s still plenty to work, I’ll wait for my mentor’s crit though

Class 4 Shot 2 Blocking Plus

Sun ,21/11/2010

Here’s the latest version of my shot where I’ve finalised the acting choices and added some breakdowns to better define the timing and spacing

Class 4 Shot 2 Blocking

Sun ,14/11/2010

Fifth pass of blocking completed in a week, but still trying to figure the timing of gestures, and I probably have to tone down the body at the beginning too
There’s also a whole new dimension of animation and acting coming up with the eyes, which are very basic at the moment, with no blinks, just some focus

Class 4 Shot 2 Planning

Sun ,07/11/2010

This past week was about planning our first dialogue (or rather monologue) shot
We had to pick 3 lines of dialogue and do video referencing for all 3, as well as do some planning thumbnails
I’ll wait until I get my mentor’s critique on this before choosing which clip I will animate

Audio clips:

Video reference:


I wasn't singing

I wasn't singing

separation anxiety

separation anxiety

I believe what I see

I believe what I see

Class 4 Pantomime Shot Polishing

Sun ,31/10/2010

My final polish pass before handing in the assignment this week
I hope there won’t be too many adjustments to make, would be great to move on to the next shot with a clear mind

Class 4 Pantomime Shot Refining

Sun ,24/10/2010

After a hard week in the graph editor fixing curves and adding the necessary details while being away from London, I just about managed to complete a refining pass below

Class 4 Pantomime Shot Blocking plus

Sun ,17/10/2010

Blocking plus version of my shot, where I have addressed my mentor’s notes and added more breakdowns