Monday, September 6, 2010

EAPS WIP ~ So many abreviations in one title! epiiiiiic

Some EAPS i've been working on for my end of year film. Some are still very dodgey -_-

Friday, August 6, 2010

End of Year Film Animatic

Well this is my newest animatic after I changed my last idea. Basically its about a business woman who is just living a boring everyday life, getting sick of it... when her lift breaks down, leading her to an unknown floor which thrusts her into a surreal world filled with coral, floating whales, and marine-men.

Also, a picture I created recently in relation to this film:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blinks & Eye Darts

We've been practicing eye blinks and eye darts in class recently. The first blink is done traditionaly using light boxes and a program called monkey jam. Very basic, vanilla blinks and eye darts.

This dart was made using adobe flash cs3.

I've learnt alot from these classes. Turns out that people pay more attention to eyes than mouths. Sooo as long as you're showing the emotions through the eyes, your lipsyncing doesn't have to be 100% perfect, because the audience probably won't be paying much attention to the mouth anyway.

Also, we usually learn to draw in arcs when animating movements. When it comes to eyes however, we totally break the rules and try to make the pupils only follow straight lines instead of arcs.

My teacher gave us lots of notes from various animators, one being Kyle Balda, who has noted some very good points:
  • Eye darts generally dart around within 10-20% of the eye
  • Eye dart timing should not be even
  • Eye darts are good for communicating subtle thinking emotion
  • Very fast and poppy (no ease-in to stop) is the most effective
  • Character thinking eye darts should not flow in one direction

Friday, May 28, 2010

3D EAP - Laugh

Small EAP assignment and lighting experiment. I didn't make the rig, it's available online. The laugh was also off a free sound fx website. Excuse the kellog's ceral floor. LOL! It's ment to be sand...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Matte Painting with Camera Move

My finished matte painting task.


Woo! Finally finished the image i'm going to use for my 3D matte painting experiment.

Friday, March 26, 2010


So this is the next part of my animato project. Animate a character within the "animation" scene we made earlier. Unfortunately the timing is a bit off on the flinch. But ill be sure to fix it soon!