Sunday, December 30, 2007

It could be egocentric, or I could actually be that great.

Wow, have I been lazy lately. Tonight is New Years Eve (and also the big bro's b-day), and I've made up my mind to finish this sketch book and start the new year with a fresh one. Normally I finish one every season, but this one was started waaaaay back in August. What a disappointment!

Here's a few noodle doodles from the current "Ghosts inna Drawer":

Surfin the Sofa: aka "Crazy from Sickness"


Right now I'm in preproduction for a non-school related short animation. The project name is "Sokoke", and I plan on it being a mixed media. It will involve scratch and paper animation on a multiplane. The whole idea is based around characters having the heads of endangered species. The main character herself has the head of a Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew. I'm also still working on a project I started in my Alternative Strategies in Animation class, but didn't complete by semester's end. Oh well, it's still a really fun project. Titled "Wakeup!", it's another mixed media with paper cutouts, charcoal, scratch, live action, and a background animated in Photoshop. There's something about animating a character dancing that's incredibly stream of conscious. I'll post what I have done soon.

Other than that, I've been playing around with editing short clips of music and dialog to use for character animation. I'm trying to practice animating mannerisms and subtlety. Well, as subtle as animation allows. A friend of mine created a stop motion short in my apartment and gave me a whole load of leftover Sculpey clay, and I've been playing around with that too.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Peace Sells

ARGH! Animation Production Studio is stealing all my time! Winter break is coming up though, so more updates soon!