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Class 5 – Final Polish pass

Sun ,20/03/2011

This is my final polish pass for class 5
I’m still unhappy with the dad’s walk at the beginning and I will probably have to start from scratch with that in class 6
Otherwise, there are still a few areas with some slightly wobbly bits, but it’s mostly done

Class 5 Polishing – 1st pass

Sun ,13/03/2011

This is the first pass of polishing my shot
I managed to get through most of my notes and the mentor’s notes
Didn’t get time to finalise the dad’s hands on the kid’s shoulders on the last shot or polish the fingers
And I’m still planning to do more work on the face

Class 5 Splining second pass

Sun ,06/03/2011

This week and weekend have been pretty intense again
I had a few big notes from my mentor to fix some body mechanics issues
It took me most of the week to sort these out and I only started splining the facial controls late on Saturday
I also took care of the lip synch in this pass
So now I should be left with polishing and sorting out the details, as well as addressing my mentor’s notes

Class 5 Splining First Pass

Sun ,27/02/2011

Another rough week and even harder weekend working on this shot
This is the first pass of splining with the facial animation (apart from the mouth) still in stepped tangents
No lip synch done yet either

Class 5 Multi Character Shot – Blocking Week 2

Sun ,20/02/2011

After a pretty hard weekend working on this, I have finally completed my second pass of blocking
I think there are still some areas to iron out, but mostly I have finalised my ideas about the shot
Let’s hope my mentor agrees and I don’t have much reblocking to do next week

Class 5 Multi Character Shot – Blocking

Sun ,13/02/2011

Just completed my blocking pass
Now waiting for my mentor’s crit so I can finalise and move forward with the shot
All comments are welcome, thanks

Class 5 Multi Character Shot Planning Week 2

Sun ,06/02/2011

This week, we went further into planning the next shot
My flatmates helped me out with some video referencing, and I prepared a layout pass of the shot, to figure out the camera angles and the cuts, as well as the rough staging and composition of the shots

Layout Pass:

Video Ref:

Class 5 Multi Character Shot Planning

Sun ,30/01/2011

This week we selected 3 dialogue lines for our next shot, which will be a multi character shot

Out of these, I ended up selecting the last one after feedback from my peers and mentor

Class 5 Shot 2 Final

Sat ,22/01/2011

This is the latest version of my shot that I submitted for this week’s assignment
I have done a quick edit test too below

Version with cuts:

Class 5 Shot 2 Refining All

Sun ,16/01/2011

This week I worked further on the facial animation, as well as addressed some body mechanics issues
I think I still have some body mechanics issues to resolve and I’m not sure I’m quite there yet wiith the lip synch

We also did a couple of facial poses, see below:

Expression 1

Expression 1

Expression 2

Expression 2