Friday, November 27, 2015

His and Her Movie Posters

So this is random but fun.  We were going out to dinner and a movie for our anniversary (Hunger Games Mockingjay Part II - quite enjoyable) and while we picking up our movie tickets we saw some new standees.  We found ones for each of our next movies coming out, and had to take a moment to be nerds and snap a photo.  It'll be interesting to see which one does better - although my money is on Zootopia.  The last time we had two films coming out around the same time (Big Hero 6 vs. Penguins of Madagascar), Heather's movie won by leaps and bounds. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Workshop Black Friday Sale!

My Animation for Non-Animators workshop is taking part in CGSociety's Black Friday sale this year!  A nice chance to take these workshops at a pretty nice discount. Offer is valid through Monday.

Click HERE for more details!

Monday, November 9, 2015

New Animation Workshop Goes Live!

I can't wait to get started on this class!  I approached CG Society about a class teaching animation fundamentals (and tips & tricks) geared towards professionals or students from other CG disciplines that could benefit from better animation knowledge.  Cameras, props, fx, dynamics, layout - everyone can benefit from either more polished animation or a more efficient workflow and approach to animation.

I learned this first hand as a crowds simulation artist at DreamWorks.  Just a few animation tips from my mentor, Kevin Vassey, and immediately my crowds were more polished, believable, and just "felt" more properly animated.  I think this will help fill a huge gap in animation education - a whole demographic that is truly interested in animation, but doesn't want to spend 9 months learning how to make a flour-sack jump.  Class starts at the first of the year!

Friday, November 6, 2015

New Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

This gives a nice feel for the film.  It's been through a lot of changes since the last work-in-progress screening I saw, but this captures the spirit better than any of the other trailers so far.  I'm so excited to see how the final film turns out.  Seems like they're sprinting to the finish line on this one, I see all my old co-workers on Facebook are working Saturdays to wrap up in time.