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Class 2 Progress Reel

Fri ,19/03/2010

This is my progress reel at the end of Class 2 of Animation Mentor
It starts with the 3 shots from Class 2, and then the Class 1 shots and poses, starting from the latest work to the earliest

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 11 – Polishing

Fri ,19/03/2010

This week has been much better as I was only polishing my shot, without any major fundamental changes
Here’s my final shot after final approval from my mentor

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 10 – Refining

Sun ,14/03/2010

Another hard week on this shot
I first lost a lot of time trying to fix the walk before deciding to start from scratch and re-block the walk
I’m much happier with the new version

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 9 – Splining

Sun ,07/03/2010

After a very hard week working long hours on this shot, I have just submitted the version of my shot below
I am relatively happy with the first two thirds of the shot, but the walk is still pretty aweful
I’m hoping to get some good suggestions from my mentor this week so I can push this shot further over the next 2 weeks

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 8 – Blocking

Sun ,28/02/2010

Here is the final version of blocking that I submitted
Waiting for the crit now so I can finalise the poses before moving on to fine tuning the timing

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 7 – Polishing Final

Mon ,22/02/2010

Here is the final version of the PickList 2 animation
I have had a couple of crits since and I am planning to do a last revision on this shot for the end of week 8

I also started working on the PickList 3 animation. I chose to do a character standing up from a sitting position without using his arms

I did some video referencing and the planning including the thumbnails of the key poses as you can see below. I have also created an animatic from my thumbnails to work out if my timing looked ok.

Week 7 - frame 1 to 89

Week 7 - frame 1 to 89

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Week 4 - frame 95 to 152

Week 4 - frame 95 to 152

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Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 6 – Refining

Mon ,15/02/2010

After a pretty tough week on this stage, I have finally submitted my first refining pass, with only minutes to spare before the deadline

I think there are still lots of issues with the timing and spacing

I have also just received my mentor’s crit and there are a few issues to resolve

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 5 – Blocking

Sun ,07/02/2010

I just submitted my blocking pass of the PickList 2 animation. I’m hoping to get a crit early so I can finalise the blocking soon before moving on to splining

Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 4 – Polishing Final

Sat ,30/01/2010

Here is the final version of the PickList 1 animation. I will probably not review anything on this before either the final week of this class, for the progress reel, or during class 6 when I am polishing shots for my showreel.

I also started working on the PickList 2 animation. I chose to mix two choices and animate a drunken stumble with a fall.

I did some video referencing and the planning including the thumbnails of the key poses as you can see below. I have also created an animatic from my thumbnails to work out if my timing looked ok.

Week 4 - frame 1 to 74

Week 4 - frame 1 to 74

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Week 4 - frame 76 to 95

Week 4 - frame 76 to 95

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Week 4 - frame 96 to 120

Week 4 - frame 96 to 120

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Class 2 – Psy of body mechanics – Week 4 – Refining v1

Sun ,24/01/2010

I got my mentor’s crit early this week, so I had time to do a refining pass based on his crit
I’m waiting for some feedback on this before I push this a bit further