Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gobelins 2011 "Jazzin'"

Cool one.

Body Language and Acting

I was watching this abc7news segment and two things cracked me up.

1) Reporter Don Sanchez' way of talking, especially the "... others... frankly don't." part. Reporters, anchormen/women, etc. have such a typical way of talking.

2) The first person interviewed, the way she leaned away from the mic. It really doesn't look like she's comfortable with that mic in her face.

Anyway, just a little afternoon chuckle... move along. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar Winners 2012

Congratulations to everybody who won! Super stoked that Rango was amongst them! YAY! See the full list of winners here.

Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Cinematic Trailer

Crazy renders! I think the faces could be pushed a bit more emotionally though, but still, sweet!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Workshop Feedback - Jero Maggi

Full critique at the Workshop Feedback page. As always, additional input is welcome.

Flash Rigging

I have no experience in Flash, but I got this link from Michael and it would be cool to get more of those. What do you guys recommend?

More about Tarboy

Workshop Feeback - Lukas Niklaus & Jihwan Jung

Full Critique at the Workshop Feedback page. As always, additional input is always welcome.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some basic animation reel advice

The Animation Podcast has great tips about building your reel. Head over there for more detail about believable performances, convincing physics, entertainment and polish. I couldn't agree more (not that this means anything). Read it, re-read it and read it again!

Spungella Animation Workshop people are awesome.

In yesterday's session we witnessed the most unintentionally disturbing animation clip ever in the history of any classes or workshops I've ever held. Fernando, I'm proud of you, an idle cycle will never be the same without you. We went from "pulling a Romit" to "pulling a Fernando". Wow. Just wow.

It never ceases to amaze me how much fun those workshops are and it's all thanks to the people participating.

Thanks guys! :)

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 VES Awards Winners

Congratulations to all the winners! Crazy to see how "Rango" keeps winning, what a great surprise! Big congratulations to WETA for their "Planet of the Apes" win!!

Check out all the winners are!

Father and Daughter

Thanks workshop people for telling me about this short. Tearing up at work, good times.

Monday, February 6, 2012