"Do not create an action so the audience will get it. Be sincere, and the audience will get it." Rob Corbett
Hello again! Hope all who are reading had a nice thanksgiving filled with turkey and filling yourselves with it. I unfortunately didn't have many thanks to give, as this weekend marked the passing of a beloved uncle of mine, who had been battling cancer for the past year and a half. Dave, we will forever miss you.
Mid way into week five of this semester and already pressure is mounting. For this week we have due multiple assignments in animal drawing, anatomy, life drawing, cartooning and animation. On top of which, the animation based on Max Payne is progressing quickly, but then again so is the October thirtieth due date. So many ideas so little time, but hopefully I can at least fill the 2 minute quota and have a decent beginning middle and end.
A bit of info for those considering the animation industry that teachers have made readily apparent recently; know, specifically, what sort of pictures you wish to work on before you graduate. Reason being is that there seems to be a gap between film, web series, television and commercial animators that can be tricky to cross. For example, I originally believed that the industry was a linear path, that in order to work big budget you had to 'prove' yourself by working on TV shows. In truth, people who worked on TV previous are known to have difficulty with the sheer amount of detail that goes into a movie scene. Vice Versa for movie people, as they are normally deemed to damn slow for the constant deadlines of a cartoon show.
My personal opinion: After working on various projects, I have a tendency to get lost in the details and go for the one perfect shot over finishing the whole thing in record time. Plus, seeing my name on some big screen credits is a personal goal of mine; the answer is obvious.
Speaking of which, here's my newly formed vimeo account. Ill be posting all my animation exercises, and what ever shorts I put serious work in (the stick figures stay on the DA account). Check it!
More art next weekend. Bye for now!