16.3.10

Back in the Swing Part III

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Now quite literally back in the swing of things, I have been working on a few simple dance cycles, to the timing of my showreel track. I sincerely hope the LAVs I had to 'perform' for these dances NEVER see the light of day, but it had to be done!

Getting back in the Swing Part II

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Again, keyed out by Richard Williams, I have inbetweened this walk and experimented with different timings to make it slightly more unique. I have animated this partly on 1's, and partly on 2's, and am relatively happy with the outcome.

Getting back in the Swing

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To get myself back into the swing of things and the animation mindset, I re-read Richard Williams 'Animators Survival Kit' cover to cover (and then again), just to remind myself of the animation fundamentals and to ease myself back in. Here is a simple line test of a bulldog keyed out by Richard Williams, to get the animator thinking about the possibilites of secondary motion. I may develop this a lot further (drool, bigger cheeks) and include this in my showreel, but for the time being, its just to get me back in the swing...

Back in the Game

Following Uni, I didn't feel ready to take the plunge into the animation industry, and felt I had too many things to get out of my system before I commited to the industry I wanted to work my way up in. My plan was simple; to work for 6 months, and then travel for 6 months.

I worked for 6 months, had some amazing laughs, but in the back of my mind was my craving to animate. Instead of travelling, I have decided to take a chunk of my savings and put that towards not working for a few months, shutting myself away in my room, and bringing my showreel up to the best possible standard it can be. Bit of a risk, I know, no income, no job, but Ive been animating for 4 weeks now, and after a slow start (I have been out of the game for 6 months remember), I am absolutely loving it :)

Glammies 2009

Here's me and my animation partner in crime Matt Pollock withour awards. Great day out, and was absolutely chuffed to win considering some of the amazing work in our categories. The Glammies was the perfect end to a fantastic 3 years at Glamorgan University.