The short film I animated for Tilnaermet Lik has won an award, in the competition ‘The Visuelt Awards’ – in the category of Infomercials. We won Gold, you can read about it (in Norwegian) and watch the film here: http://www.grafill.no/visuelt/vinnere/2014/moving-image/informasjonsfilm/
A study piece I animated back in 2012 when our teacher at iAnimate taught us about applying the Laban principles of movement to our characters. I learn best by doing so I put this together to try to better understand the concepts. I’m sure I could animate it better now but I think most of them are reasonably successful in illustrating the different kinds of motion I was trying to grasp.
I attended a masterclass with Kyle Balda (ILM, Pixar) over the weekend and he demonstrated his approach to animation which uses a layered method rather than working pose to pose. I’ve only ever used that method for walk and run cycles so I was curious to try it out with something different. A very simple test but I learned something from it that I’m sure will come in handy for more complex shots.
A very cool video from the amazing animator Jason Ryan (iAnimate, Dreamworks, Disney etc!) where he shows some ways he has implemented my ghosting tool into his animation workflow. Many thanks to Jason for taking the time to make it.