Monday, November 30, 2009

Hello All!

I am back from California. CTN-X was informative, inspirational and exciting. The weekend was packed with workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews. I had a lot of great reviews from people and studios that I have respected for years and finished off the weekend with a tour of Walt Disney Studios and Feature Animation. I want to give a big 'Thank You' to everyone who made this weekend and this event possible. It provides a great new experience for people interested in commercial character animation and offers talent and lectures you would not see at OAIF or Comic-Con.

I made some suggested revisions to the layouts for Pest Control and compiled them all into a reel. It is not up to the standard I am willing to post yet so for now I will leave you with my character action analysis. I am testing out the rat, seeing if I can fine-tune him to a easier character to animate.

Run fatty, Run!


Thomps said...

whip it.. whip it good.. whip it real good

Amanda said...

Hey John, thanks for the comments on my blog ;)

I like the way parts of him are moving, his ears are super cute being all bouncy, but his back legs seem like they're stuck together when they should extend more. Right now it looks like he's running on his knees pretty much.

I did that pig run cycle for the group film last year and DQ gave me some good tips and stuff, if you'd like I can try and explain it better in person (key word "try", I usually don't know what I'm talking about).

Your stuff's looking good! You're probably ahead of just about everybody with your animation tests D: Hehe.