Monday, 31 May 2010

Light box/disc

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Here's where I am so far. Total cost = £0.00! The circle isn't brilliant, (at one point i got abit fed up with sanding it with the big heavy rough sanding machine, and accidentally took a chunk off my thumb with it. Didn't stop me though!), but it works just fine.
I still need to get two rulers to attach, and a light switch - all of which i will have to buy some time this week. I also need to build the rest of the box, and attach lights etc.

This is so exciting!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Trying things out.

Here's the first animation (pencil test) I've done in a while. I'm learning so much from just trying various things.

It turned out not too bad - the voice doesn't fit with the character, and the mouth shapes arent quite right, but generally speaking the lip sync is correctly timed, and it is quite smooth. Where his face sort of moves down abit - was meant to be him looking downwards. Didn't work - just shows I need to plan more next time.

But the most exciting news is that I'm building a full on proper animation light-box and disc. Should be finished by the end of next week! Awesome!

Also, check out animateclay's new design. Love it!

Good day to you, sir.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Thief and the Cobbler

The Thief and the Cobbler (Richard Williams) is now my favourite movie of all time. It's simply incredible. Go watch the "Recobbled Cut" on youtube. (It's a cut because so unfortunately it was never finished, but every scene exists, whether it be storyboard, rough animation, or finished.)

Admitidly, it's probably more of an art film then entertainment, but i could watch it for hours.

It's got me back into traditional animation. If you're in need of inspiration, watch it.