Monday, December 7, 2009

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Lately I've been juggling a few projects in school. This is the one thats been taking up a majority of my time. Its going to be first piece for my demo reel. I want to make extra sure its perfect.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3D Animation - Thinking Character Assignment Rough

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First Rough for my "thinking character" assignment.

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Second Rough for my 3D assignment.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stop Motion Assignment 2

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Didn't really like how this turned out but I thought it be something cool to post. Half way through this assignment I accidentally bumped into the set. I had to spend a good 10 minutes re-aligning everything. You might notice the little jump at around the 1 second mark.

3D Animation Walk Cycle

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Started to learn 3D animation in class. Its a lot harder then I expected. The process is almost the same as doing traditional animation. Hopefully I can master this before school ends so I can get that awesome internship at Pixar. =)

Currently I'm working on my thinking character assignment. I'll post it when I'm done.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bathroom Layout

Here is the revised layout. The only big difference is the perspective on the shelf to the left. I also added a layer in the foreground because I felt the area below the toilet was empty.
A bathroom layout I did for my action analysis project. I showed it to my layout teacher and he pointed out a lot of mistakes that I didn't see. I've decided to just redo the whole thing. =(
I liked how it turned out but the mistakes haunt me when I sleep.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Group Film Concept

Experimenting with different stuff!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stop Motion

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In our 3rd year of animation we get to learn stop motion animation. The video above is the first test we did in class. We needed to have the cars nearly collide on frame 13 and then crash on frame 35. We also needed to have one car do two loops while the other car did one loop. It was actually really hard to do. =(

Monday, October 5, 2009

Action Analysis Project - Leica Reel (Potty Training)

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Leica reel for my action analysis project. Only 5 seconds of this 30 second story will be animated. My story is about a little boy who needs to go to the washroom after drinking many bottles of milk. He finds out that the toilet seat is way too high for him. He decides to use toilet paper to boost him up. The toilet paper falls onto its side and the little boy looses his balance. The little boy ends up flying face first into the large toilet.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Action Analysis Project - Coming Soon

Decided to create poster for upcoming project.
Thought it be a good exercise for digital painting.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Prison Break

I've been watching alot of Prison Break. I tried to draw T-Bag.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Italian Street

Haven't posted anything for a long time so I decided to draw the first image I found on google. I'm not even sure if this is an italian street LOL
A cool thing I noticed, while refrencing off this photo, is that the street lights hang from these cables that connect to the buildings. cool stuff.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Big Tree

Dark outline?
Light outline?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Junk Yard - Another Possible 4th Year Film

I had this idea about a garbage man finding something magical in his garbage dump. This film would be incredibly hard to make because the layouts would be too hard to draw. I found that most of the time spent was drawing and colouring the small pieces of garbage in the dump piles. Maybe it be a film I'd like to make after school. =)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Summer School Stuff - Incomplete

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I took this animation course over the summer that teaches us how to sync animation to music. The music I chose to sync my animation to comes from the intro of Pixar's Monsters Inc. I didn't have time to finish the project but here's what I got. I don't think I'll ever finish it because I've just gotten too frustrated with this piece. =(
If you didn't understand the animation...I don't blame you lol
It starts off with a magician pulling random stuff out of his hat. He eventually finds out there is a slimey monster in his magical hat. When the monster comes out of the hat, the magician uses the bouncing balls to hit the monster. Having little effect on the monster, the magician decides to use his wand to turn the monster into a rabbit.I don't know how I came up with such a silly scenario..it just kinda developed while I was animating.

The first half is near complete. The second half still needs a lot more inbetweens. The monster still needed to be animated. The slime the magician was looking at still needed to be animated.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

4th Year Film Idea

Here is one idea I have for my 4th year film. Its about this really old guy who wants to get to the moon. I'm not going to say much about it...but I will post a drawing every now and then. =)
I've been experimenting with some of the different effects in photoshop. I really like how the clouds turned out...BUT...I'm not a fan of the ground.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Final Project for 2nd Year ANIMATION!

The last project for the school year. All I had to do is colour one of the layouts digitally.
Its currently 6:32am and its the last day of school. I'm happy and very tired.
I'm done. I can finally rest and begin worrying about finding a summer job.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beak Animation - More Cowbell

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Final animation project for 2nd year. We had to sync dialogue to a character with a beak. I got this dialogue from a sketch in SNL.

I had to cut to the face for the last bit cause of deadline issues. If I were to do full body animation for the entire sequence, I would DIE.

I'm not sure I can do this for a living. Its toooooo hard.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Layout Project in the THIRD DIMENSION

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This project took an ENTIRE WEEK!!! man...
now all I got to do is the animation and the television storyboards.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Last Batch of Lifedrawings for 2nd Year =(

One thing I've learned this year is that you got to keep practicing lifedrawing.....even though you feel like your getting worse. Its rewarding to see a slight improvement over the drawings I did in the beginning of the year. THEN AGAIN.....I've just noticed that most of these drawings are drawings of the models back. WHICH MEANS.....the ones I did of the front didn't make the cut. I still got to keep practicing.

Layout Project - Medieval Ages (Rough Final)

Our final layout project for 2nd year animation. Sad =(
Our assignment was to design three layouts for our storyboards. The layouts had to reflect a certain period in history. I chose the medieval ages cause I thought it'd be fun. Turns out....its not. =O
Still to come are the digitized moving versions of these layouts.
Its kinda hard to see....but I think it looks cooler when you get to see all the layers.
Never again will I draw each brick...that was a pain and a half.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Muzzle Sync Animation - What Happens When I Get Upset?!

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Line taken from an old movie called "Little Monsters". Enjoyed working on the project. My fellow classmates thought I'd would crumble under the pressure of doing a 15 second animation.

DONE!

192 frames.....but I'm almost positive it could have been done in less.

klsdfjlkls nveroksfn apsadk.....I'm tired

Sunday, March 15, 2009

More Lifedrawing

Larry,Terry,Mary and Gary - Character Design

Our assignment was to create 4 characters in a specific time period. I chose the medieval time period. We had to create a hero, a heroine, a villain, and a comic relief character. 
I liked how these turned out =)

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Human Sync Animation

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This line was taken from Talladega Nights. Took me a lonnnng time. I wished I spent more time working out the character design before animating. I ran into so many problems with the design of the character. ANASLKLSKDJL!!!!!!! But I learned a valuable lesson...and that is to never start animating unless your 200% sure you like the design of your character. Hopefully my next project will be more successful then this one. =(

Friday, February 27, 2009

Panning Background Assignment

BG - Background UL - Underlay
OL - Overlay EOL - Extreme Overlay
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The animation really didn't go with the pan. It seemed alright when I was putting it together a few nights ago...but now...EWW...so I'll probably fix the problem and repost this video in its respectful form....sooooon. Just posting so some of you could see how it looks in motion.=)
(just blur your eyes so you can't see the animation)