Sunday, June 19, 2011

Class 2 Week 12: End of Class 2 Progress Reel

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So here's my Progress Reel updated with the Class 2 assignments.  Yup, 6 months of animation = 1 minute of animation.  Humbling.

And now...for a week off of classes!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Class 2 Week 11: Final Assignment Done!

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Whew!  Made it.

The new schedule idea really helped get this project done at all.  The last part of this class was a real struggle with time management, but all's well that ends well I guess.  We'll see if I can keep it up going into the next class...

I really enjoyed my time with the mentor Jeremy this class.  Just found out that it was his last class at Animation Mentor (moving on to a job at Ringling School).  I'll miss having him around - he was that perfect (for me at least) balance of support and bluntness, of enthusiasm and healthy cynicism.  Great times - I'm glad I got the chance to learn from him.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Class 2 Week 10: Refining

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This shot keeps going and going.  We have one more week on this shot than our previous ones, so lots of time to dial in on the details.  I spent a lot of time getting the hand positions better and the grab/release added in.  

One big change this week is a new schedule for me.  I'm now trying to work on my homework in the morning before work, rather than facing it after a long day of being on the computer and commuting the hour home.  So far so good.  Honestly, the dog wakes me at 6am anyways.  It also means I get to enjoy the precious few hours of evening time with my wife guilt free.  She's been VERY patient and supportive with me and my crazy new student schedule.