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Class 6 Week 8 – latest version of reel shots

Sun ,22/05/2011

It’s been a busy week but I’ve managed to address most issues I wanted to
I’m leaving out 2 shots from my reel for the moment, so I can concentrate on finishing the 5 that are left
Time permitting later on, I might tackle them again

Latest version of shots considered for the demoreel

Tue ,17/05/2011

The first shot is still in blocking phase
And I just got some critique last night about some body mechanics stuff I need to address on quite a few shots, some plenty to do still
And I also might drop off the second last shot (writing in a book and getting up)

Class 6 – New shot for reel – blocking plus

Sun ,15/05/2011

I haven’t posted anything here for a while
I’ve been busy destroying and rebuilding my shots!
I’ve also started a new shot for my reel, been working on it for a couple of weeks now
Here is the latest version, which I’ll call Blocking Plus for now …

Class 6 – Demo reel – week 2

Sun ,10/04/2011

This is the latest version of my demo reel
I have done some work to the first 3 shots, but haven’t really touched the last 3
It’s all work in progress at this stage

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