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Well, Friday is here, and it's the end of this exercise. On Monday will get a new animation task with Goofy.

I added breakdowns and some inbetweens. Still missing the ears and other extra clothing thingies.

Work in progress

Here are the storytelling keys for
"Goofy lifting a heavy ball"

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New assignment for this week: Animate Goofy lifting
a heavy ball!
On monday we got 1.5 days to do construction animation.
We're starting with a skeleton yawning with some musclegroups attached, later we take a new piece of paper on top cover the whole thing with flesh.
So the overall look of the finished fleshed out human character would look quite strange. But hey, atleast it was constructed from the inside out ^^

I guess it just has to be taken for granted not to end up with any fancy nice looking animation or apealing characterdesign doing this assignment.
We weren't alowed to do cartoony overexaggurated yawn either.

1.Skeleton. key frames

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2.Skeleton and flesh on top. key frames.
I changed the parts of the fleshy character on top, so it doesn't follow the bones 100%

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3. Flesh only. key frames, breakdowns and some inbetweens..

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Instead of bombarding this post with text, I'll let the abstract
images we created this week speak for themself :-P

Science Fiction again (I was supposed to makethe last one in shapes, not lines) 

Music: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight 



Science Fiction

Here's my animation from this week (not really finished though)
Mostly just keys and breakdowns:

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It would be great if I just got 1 more day to add in all the inbetweens to smooth out all the motion and easing stuff in and out.

On Monday, we had 2 hours to come up with a psynopsis for our story for the theme "circus", draw storyboard,charactersheet and modelsheet.
(it had to follow the Anticipation - action - reaction rule, and we had make a character with two feet)
On Tuesday we did all the thumbnail drawings and animated the storytelling poses.
And the following 3 days left we had to finish the actual animation. It was really hectic week but I had a really fun time as well^^


Character sheet, Model sheet, thumbnails:
Personality Walk

The other assignment we got this week was to create our own personality walk on the Pink Panther model. Here's the rough animation. (key's and breakdowns only)
Animated on 3's

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Here's the touch-up version. I also added two drawings between each key and breakdown so this one is on 1's

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Pink Panther throwing a ball

Here's the rough animation:

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Here's the touch-up with some extra inbetweens.
Didn't have time to do all the inbetweens so it's a bit choppy.

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Perspective drawing
Here's a standard walk animation with the Pink Panther model. Didn't have much time to finetune the arcs and spacing here. It was my turn this week to take care of a test student who is going to be here for a week. She had never animated before so most of the time I spended learning the other test student. 

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Yet another perspective:

"Pink Panther hitting a table" rough  done

Here's the finished version. We were still going to
keep it quite rough without any details and so on.
So here it is:

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Here's some rough animation we did on friday.
We're getting a new guest teacher next week where we're going to animate "the pink panther" so we used him as a model for these tests as well.

A very quick "breaking the joints test"

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Rough animation where we're going to animate the panther hitting his hand on a table:

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Here's a new assignment.
Animate a flour sack jumping over a cliff.
Make it look like it's escaping from something. 

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Yet another perspective:
Here's the "finished" flour sack jump:

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Some random poses we did for the "flour sack"

The last hour on friday we started working on
flour sack jump. Here's a rough animation
of it (inbetweens when he lands are missing)
This one will be "finished" on monday morning.

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Moo. More stuff again.

We had exercises in "overlap" in form of a sea weed
and a bouncing ball with a tail:

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More perspective again.

life drawing sketches (30 sec - 3 min poses)
from tonight's evening croquis.

Here's a new bouncing ball exercise we did today.
This time we got to include "squash and stretch" as well.

The task went like this:

-bouning ball comes into the scene.

-it realises it had forgotten something.

-gets out of the scene again top pick up what it forgot.

-comes in again with the missing thing (You decide what it will be)

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I've finally got my own username and password for the computer at the school, so now I'm able to upload the animation I've been doing for the past two weeks.

Not really that happy with any of them. So for the next couple of weeks I'll be posting crap on this blog. Afterall, thats what I'll learn from!

The last week: "TvCroquis"

This was a fun little exercise I've never tried before. We drew getsture drawings from a movie frame by frame (skipping over a few frames ofcourse) 30 sec used on each drawing.

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This week we had "motion principles"
here's some of the exercises we had.

standard bouncing ball

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Heavy ball

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For the last two school days we animated a frog.
The asignment looked something like this:

-make the frog jump into the scene

-animate a fly

-frog eats fly

-what happens next? (we were free to decide what we wanted to add here)

Frog animation exercise
The animation is quite limited because of time restrictions

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for the rest of this week we're having perspective.
So today we just drew alot of cylinders and boxes combined with gesturedrawing.
It's been a while since I've done some getsture drawing^_^

Something I did just for fun ^^

So it has been a bit over a week since I've started the animation workshop in Viborg.
The first week was mostly about construction but we also did a front walkcyle
(24 frames, shot on 1's)
the drawings have allready been captured  out on the linetesert, but since we havent gotten our username and pasword for the pc's at the computerlab yet I have to post pictures of it from now.