Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ballet

Just finished my last AM assignment for class 2 this past week. Have been working on this shot for about the past 4 weeks. I knew I kind of wanted to do a ballet dance for this last one after watching Black Swan. I actually got some of my reference footage from the actual Swan Lake ballet.

Here is the final rendered version. I tested out a little bit different lighting for this one to try and create stage/theatre lighting.


Here's the original blocking pass.

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Here's the blocking plus pass.

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And here's some of the planning thumbnails I did for this shot.




You can see the shot came a long way from the first blocking pass! So class 2 is done and there is no break between classes. Straight into class 3 starting on Monday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

windy

Finished my second assignment in class 2 at Animation Mentor a few weeks ago, but just now getting around to post it. We had a few things to choose from for this one, all relating to how the body reacts to external forces.

I went with the walk in heavy wind.


Here's the first blocking pass for it.

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And here's the blocking plus for it, stayed in stepped mode this time.

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And here's some of the original planning sketches.




Working on my last assignment for class 2 now, doing a ballet dance! Finishing it this week, should have it up soon.