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Effects Week 10: Explosion

This could have a bit more flourish, some more emphasis on the initial “bang” and the ring of smoke that emits could curl downward and show a bit more interesting direction. Obviously, the next step would be to incorporate some … Continue reading

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Effects; Week 3 (Raging Fire).

It didn’t turn out as nicely as I had hoped, but it was a ton of work to try and get done in a single week (week translates into about 12 -16 hours tops, considering my other classes, tasks, Hipposterous, … Continue reading

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Traditional Animation 2 Final: Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam.

I had been waiting on a final, thorough review of this before I posted it, but I haven’t yet received it. I have gotten a grade (A), and I can tell you some of the ongoing notes the instructor and … Continue reading

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Heavy Lifting…

Here is a project that was spread over three weeks, and was pretty hectic. There was a lot of action before, where the character walks in and sets up the scene. It was quickly eliminated because the instructor and I … Continue reading

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Revisions and additions: Goose Sneak and Zip Out Edition

So this was two assignments combined, and will probably be the only one I do in color this semester. It’s too time consuming, and the benefits are nill when you have to rush the ink and color. Plus, I like … Continue reading

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Standing from sit, walking from stand…

There are two versions of this, mainly just so I can show it to students as an example of coming up with something, not testing it appropriately, and then realizing when you’re done that it’s kind of garbagey. The first … Continue reading

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Critique! Improvements! Animation! Joy!

I rushed back to the studio to add two frames, and a little tie follow through to my project before the deadline midnight tonight. The frames were suggested by the teacher, he totally agreed that the standing after the antic … Continue reading

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An animation with love and kisses.

This is my final for Grad Level┬áTraditional Animation 1 at the Academy of Art University. There are some timing and spacing things I would like to adjust, I just want the acting to be┬ámore subtle, but that is something I … Continue reading

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Cartoon Takes….

I’m a big fan of takes. Especially the takes of Tex Avery and Bob Clampett. In my professional life I have done a few takes, but frankly a take in Flash for the kind of productions I’ve worked on, and … Continue reading

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Acting: How not to do it.

Note to self: When the assignment asks for a short performance where a character goes through THREE pose / emotions, do not lose your brain and do something like an idiot. An important lesson you hear a lot in schools, … Continue reading

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Curvy Princess (<--- should get some search hits, right?)

Last week the lesson in Traditional Animation was mastering the timing for a stagger. I envisioned a little storytelling scene with a nontraditional princess prying open the jaws of a huge slain dragon, freeing her cowering and pathetic Prince Charming … Continue reading

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One more week off, and then it’s back to teaching…

The time off from teaching has not been nearly as fruitful and relaxing as I had hoped. The “perspective” course I’m taking in Grad School is incredibly time-consuming. Both courses are challenging, but I don’t find myself feeling as rewarded … Continue reading

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Animate Pro Pencil Test….

Students have been working on their finals all week, so classes have been pretty boring. I worked up this rough pencil test in the down time between questions. Spent 10 or so hours on it. I don’t have Animate Pro … Continue reading

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