Wednesday, June 30, 2010

11 Second Club June Entry

Well, managed to somewhat finish an entry for this months 11 Second Club competition. Don't expect to win any awards with this one, but it came about decently. Some really late changes to blocking, right down to the last day...and then I recalled that I hadn't done any lip syncing so I threw that in quick and dirty like. Ugh.

Some jerkyness and a few floaty bits, and the less said about the walk the better (not really, obvious issues, but I put most of my time into the guy on the left since he had more going on and I wanted to really sell his actions as much as I could). I think I was able to focus on trying to clarifying some ideas compared to my earlier passes, which had the seated character entirely spinning around at one point, as well as a bunch of messy little actions going on between poses. This accounted for many late changes but improved readability and just kept it a bit simpler. Learned a few things on how to set up a shot and work through it, as always. I'll report back here when the results are in from the voting. We'll see what sort of feedback it gets, hopefully more than "hey use the principles of animation more" or "this isn't great". July competition is a much more dramatic sound clip...should be interesting to work on, and really good acting practice.

I call it "Not That Kind of Jar". Includes sound.