Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WEEK 7: Animation Direction 2 -- Milestone 2 critique: Puppet armature & set

This is the halfway-critique for your puppet armatures and sets, as well as a continued work period.

Puppet maker extraordinaire, Kathy Shultz, will be joining us again starting from 11 a.m!

The ongoing sharing of ideas, supplies, and the results of tests have been invaluable so far..

Milestone 3: Puppet, basic set completed
Assigned: 23/02/12
Due: 08/03/12 In class% of final grade: 20%

Puppet including costume, special features such as eye direction & blinks worked out, pose-ability, some testing completed. Set built and decorated. System for holding down character and set.

Exemplary: Puppet and set completed to a high level of polish, extensive testing or planning done.
Excellent: Puppet and set complete and some testing done.
Acceptable: Puppet and set complete with only minor details remaining.
Not Acceptable: Puppet and set not yet complete. Quite far behind schedule.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

WEEK 7: Character Acting 2: Attack, continued!!

Today is a work period to go over the results of your Run Animation assignment and do a WIP check of your Attack assignment. 

We'll also study a few examples of 'snappy' animation from Pixar and Warner Brothers and analyze what makes the timing so punchy and slick. 

WEEK 7: Modeling and Animation II: Action analysis, continued

Today is a work period to go over the results of your Luxo Jump assignment and do a WIP check of your Action Analysis assignment.

It's halfway through the term already! I have a couple of video clips to show you that will help you see whether you can picture yourself as an animator, or as anything but!