Monday, March 28, 2011

Animation Principles

During school we practiced and studied the principles with basic animations. Thinking back I realized even if I had a clearer perception of animation (which I'm still learning), I felt I was fighting the software more than understanding what I was trying to animate. I wanted to go back and revisit these exercises. It keeps me practicing, animating, and thinking. So here is, hopefully, the first of many studies I am eager to continue exploring as I keep the ball rolling.

"Do not forget to study the basics." John Lasseter emphasized this in an interview when referring to aspiring animation students. Through school, and most interviews I read or hear, these words seem to resonate in one form or another.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Family Rock Stars

From time to time my family puts together a music mix full of a few choice songs we can't help but bob our heads to. Just for kicks, I thought I'd share the process of turing my family into rock stars for the CD cover.