Saturday, September 24, 2011

First of BFAnimation

So our first test was an 80 frame reaction test involving two characters in a conversation. The ultimate goal of this test was to show two unique characters, each with an appealing personality. we were recommended to choose one as our primary character while the other is more of a support character. The real challenge here was to SIMPLIFY; in a 3 second test, one really have to make your character's personality apparent and clear.

I thought it would be fun to round-up all my playblast that I saved during the assignment... ooooooo you can see the evolution!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First of BFAssignments

BFA group vid I organized with tremendous help from Paul with editing and Eunsoo the cameralady. Dream come true honestly, always wanted this to happen!

Update on Life

Wow, it's been a while since I lasted posted, mainly because I spent the whole summer on my stop-motion project with Eunsoo. So let's start off with some sketchbook pages. These are some of my favorites!

I've been meaning to go out and sketch whenever I grant myself some time. I managed to check out Music In the Park during the summer, SJ Jazz Festival, and went hiking in Lake Tahoe. I've also been making time to swim, I will probably stop once it gets colder. As of now I am occupied with BFA, Tule Lake, and Stop-Mo. I really miss going out and drawing with everybody like the old days. Sometimes it happens, thank goodness our first BFA assignment was to go out and draw people. I realized all my assignments this semester will involve animation! Makes sense, after all this is the senior year and I will be working towards my demo reel. But then it hits me... I have to make my demo reel!!! Yah, this time around, the pressure is on! Wish me luck!

Stop-Motion Ahoy!

I hope you enjoy our trailer.  It might not make any sense because we only have shot about 18 scenes (out of 102) as of now.  I won't talk too much about the progress until it is fiinished, but basically I have been working with Eunsoo since the summer break started.  Most of the break was spent designing the story and building the set.  It was not possible to shoot a single shot until the week before school started due to all the unpredictable technical bumps.  Because none of us has ever attempted to do a stop motion before, we really have no idea how much longer it will take.  While Eunsoo continues to build props, I am averaging about 3-4 scenes a week just to put it in perspective.  With school deadlines it has been a challenge to squeeze in time to work on this project, but we are managing to get things done slow but steadily.  So thank you all for the encouragement!  It will be very exciting when it is completed!