Friday, September 18, 2009

Term 4 - Progress Reel

Ok - so here we go - here's my final reel for term 4.

I wish I was part of the polish class - because this work needs some major love. haha Especially the first shot of my 2 person dialogue. Oh well, maybe I can go back and polish it up on my own, when I'm done with school.

Enjoy. :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here's where I'm at

So here's what I submitted for homework last week. I'm working all day today and Sunday morning to try to make this better. It's been a difficult few weeks with being out of town, work, life, etc. - so AM has fallen a bit to the wayside - but hopefully the next 3 weeks I can kick it into gear and get this piece working :)

The stars are aligned....woot woot

So I've been battling catching up since going to SIGGRAPH and then vacation at DOC's parents' house (let's just say they're still on dial-up - nooo homework getting done there). But I'm feeling strong today - and then I saw my horoscope - woot woot:

August 29, 2009
Capricorn (12/22-1/19)
You're unstoppable right now. To-do lists disappear in the blink of an eye. Mountains get moved with the simple touch of a finger. The stars have taken your natural industriousness and multiplied it, so if there's been anything exceptionally big on your agenda that you've put off tackling, now is definitely the time to address it. You have so much energy that needs to be put to use!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Behind on my postings

But I had to share this - wow!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Final Monologue

Here's what I posted for my final monologue - I'd love to keep working on this, but time never stops. haha :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Term 4 - Back in action

Hey there!

So I'm back from a leave of absence - with moving ourselves, and my mom - I figured it would get waaaay too crazy with work and school - so thought it might be best to take the term off. BUT I'M BACK!!! :)

So term 4 is amazing so far - I love having Jon as a mentor - I can already tell that this is going to be a huge growing experience for me. :)

Here's what I've submitted so far. It's been an interesting experience with the project being broken up into two terms, and taking a break between. The first pass is basically a pass only done before I left, and the second pass is a pass I did for the second week of term 4. There's a HUGE difference (at least I think so). It still needs some love, but it's exciting to see the change happening to it. I'm totally blown away at how helpful it is to take a break from your work, and look at it with a fresh pair of eyes. :)

Pass for week 1:

Pass for week 2:

Ok - on to week 3 (final week of this project). :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Work in Progress

Here's my work in progress for the 1st assignment. It was supposed to be our final submission this week - but I still feel like I need to polish it more to smooth things out and take out the pops. Waiting for crit - then I'll give it one more good solid pass, and hopefully things are a go. :)

We're moving onto dialogue this week. I need to come up with three dialogue pieces (between 5 and 10 seconds) - then thumbnail out my ideas.

It'll be a lot of work - but I'm so excited - we finally get to use BISHOP! He's not fully rigged (facial) - but it's just exciting to have something a bit more 'human' like. :)

I'll keep a list of movies I'm thinking about in the meantime (I'll keep updating it as I go):

Groundhog Day
Dan in Real Life
Peggy Sue Got Married
Modern Problems
National Lampoon's Vacation
Young Frankenstein

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gearing up for the next project

So we're doing our first dialogue piece for our next project. I'm super excited. We have to pick a few clips of audio (due in 1 1/2 weeks) - so here are the names of some actors who's voices I really like. My mentor suggested picking a movie that I've never seen before (so that I don't have issues with tying the dialogue to the performance of the actor). So I thought I would look for some movies with actors I like. :)

Here's my list so far:

Paul Giamatti
Will Ferrell
Lily Tomlin
John Goodman
Ricky Gervais
Bill Murray
Billy Crystal
Steve Buscemi
Ellen DeGeneres
Tom Hanks
Tim Allen
John Ratzenberger
Holly Hunter
Jason Lee
Samuel L. Jackson
Peter O'Toole
Seth Rogan
Steve Carell
Carol Burnett
Jack Black
Dustin Hoffman

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Inspiring video


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Work in Progress

Here's my work in progress on our first assignment for term 3. I have one more week to polish stuff up - still need to work on arcs and phrasing. :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Term 3 - Assignment 1 - 2nd Pass

Here's my second pass at animation for my piece. We moved into linear keys, which is something I've never done - it feels a bit "robotic". But it was really helpful - it showed me that my timing was REALLY slow - so I had a decent amount of time to add some more depth to the character - give the magician another magical swish with his wand. Overall, I like it a lot more - but I still have posing and timing issues to work on.

Forward march!!!! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Mentor - Mike Belzer

Woooo hoooo! Term 3 is in full effect - I originally had Jay Jackson for my mentor, who was amazing, but I had conflicts with work and class - so I swapped into Mike Belzer's class (Thanks Ben!).

I'm just starting week 3 - so here is what I have so far. The first assignment is a pantomime project - basically with a change in emotion.

My idea: magician who pulls a rabbit out of the hat - only to be surprised by what happens.

It's cute, and short, and I'm really excited to be working on it. :)

Here are my week 1 and 2 drawings / reference / blocking. The blocking needs a lot of work (which I've already spent a few hours changing after crit - so I'll post up the new pass soon. :)

Reference Footage (god I love my boyfriend) :) :

Sketches from Footage:

First Blocking Pass (aka - the poo pass):


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Starting Term 3 Tomorrow

YAAAYYY!!! I can't wait to see who my new classmates are, and meet my mentor. :)

hee hee hee

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Term 2 - Better Late than Never

Well - here's my reel for term 2 - we worked on 3 pieces total for the term. I had some family emergencies happening during the last project - so I couldn't devote a lot of time to it, bummer, but a-ok - I'll just work my butt off next term. :) Hope you enjoy.