Saturday, December 26, 2015

Rami- Last Post

Hey everyone, I hope you're all having a great break! It was great to have class with you you all.

I've been polishing up my last shot from class, and any feedback would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance!

Thank you Victor, and the rest of the class, for a great term!


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Rami- IP

Hey everyone!

I got in the notes from class and cleaned up some spines. I feel like there are areas where I still want to sharpen up the timing. Anyways, notes are always welcome!

Thanks in advance!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pantomime Ref

Hey everyone, hope you are having a great weekend, here is my pantomime reference, i have three versions and they are mostly different just in the beginning pose, I just want to see how clear my idea is before jumping into animation

Please watch the reference first before reading the description below, that way we can know if the idea is clear enough by itself or if it needs something else.


Forced retirement

Dave is a CEO and CO-Founder of his company but he has gotten to the age where the board members want him to retire (or maybe they fired him)

He starts concerned about what he is gonna do now, he is not 30 anymore and no one will hire him or he is too old to start over.
He turns from the window to finish cleaning his desk

There are only two items remaining for him to take (could be more but for time issues let's just say is just these two)

His name plate ( which he puts back in the table or can throw it carelessly in the box) he doesn't care about this anymore he is upset that they are letting him go

the last thing is a family picture which he hasn't really stop to appreciate in a long time, this makes him smile, gives him hope for the future and he puts the picture carefully in the box and then he walks away with the box

Let me know what you think, I want to have some clear gear change and a little endowment there with the two items, it seems a lot and looks like i wont be able to do it in less than 17 sec, in the reference i'm giving a lot of pauses that can be shortened.

I have a fallback idea if this is not very clear.


Cody - Polish

Hey Victor! I addressed the notes from Wednesday for the old man shot (pose changes on the fingers, keeping the cheekbones rigid, re-timing the tears, and cushioning the arm into the chair).

I'll be working on the lipsync from the other shot you critiqued, but is there anything else you see that could be touched up?

Also, awesome lecture last night! Thanks for putting it on.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Nicki - New shot pitch

Hi guys,

So after yesterday's pitch of my new shot and the feedback I got, I decided to go a different route. I think this new shot that I'm thinking of has more "character" in it and I can play around more with the acting. My reel already has a lot of "regular joe" types in it so I think this shot would be better to do. AND I am more inspired by it.

Anyways, here's my new pitch:


“Oh my goodness me! Someone owes a nickel to the swear jar. Oh, do you know what I say when I feel like swearing? Fudge.”

Meredith is a crazy old lady that lives next door. Tyler, 14, loses his ball over her fence and is caught retrieving it in her backyard. Meredith coerces Tyler to come inside for some soup and while they talk, he accidentally swears in front of her.

Meredith lives alone and her kids have have their own families now, so she overcompensates her bright energy when she interacts with people.

  • whoa, you’re not old enough to cuss! 
  • Cussing is a bad habit 
  • There are better ways to express yourself 
  • Try this totally innocent word
  • This is the first human interaction that Meredith has had with someone in the younger generation since her kids don’t come around with her grandchildren 
  • She has the need to take care of people and share her knowledge that comes with old age 
  • Tyler thinks she’s crazy already but he’s too polite to leave
  • Meredith doesn’t want to scare Tyler away 
  • she doesn’t want to be alone again
  • Meredith is stirring her soup on the stove when she hears Tyler say a bad word
I'm planning on only animating Meredith. Tyler is offscreen. I've attached a picture of an old lady next-door type i'm aiming for.

If you guys have any suggestions or ideas you think would make this planning stronger, please let me know! Otherwise, i'm going to start shooting reference and getting this into maya =) Thanks!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blocking Revision- Rami

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a good week.

I have two versions of this shot, I cant really decide on which one to go with, so any opinions will help. I'm leaning towards the first one.

Also there was one note I got from a couple of people at CTN that said the spinning the drumsticks felt like he was more confident than agitated. I was wondering if you all thought the same thing. I changed the instrument to a guitar now and had him interact with it differently, but I was curious what your thoughts on that was too.

All other notes are welcome too! Thanks in advance!