Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Anticipation Vs. No Anticipation

This was the first animated short that I ever did. I made it in November 2006 for my introduction to animation class. I hope you enjoy it, it was a lot of fun to make:

Anticipation Vs. No Anticipation from Alex Harms on Vimeo.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Animation Mentor: Class 1 Week 3

Here's some more cool stuff! I should have a critique form my mentor within the next day or so! The assignments this week were, sketch out plans for animating a bouncing ball, animate a bouncing ball, sketch out poses that portray "excitement" and then take one of those poses and make it look pretty :D

Bouncing Ball from Alex Harms on Vimeo.

Here's to another great week!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Bloop

Sorry if this is old news, I just find it so intriguing.

In the summer of 1997, off the coast of Southwest South America, a sound was picked up several times by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The profile of this sound matches that of an animal, for example a whale. But the big difference is, given the amplitude of the sound, there is no way a whale could have made the sound, because whales are too small. So, if it was indeed an animal that made this sound, it would have to be many times larger than even a blue whale.

I think that's really exciting and I wish there was more news on it in the past 12 years. But what could the sound have come from?? I would like to offer some suggestions:

For more information, please consult your local Wikipedia:

On a semi-related note, I have decided that one of my lifelong dreams will be to one day swim with a whale. This is a bigger dream than it sounds, since currently I have nowhere near enough courage to do this. But one day I hope to be able to swim with a whale. Probably humpback. Though this is left to be determined.

Happy New Year!!

Hi! It's 2009 now which is cool. I started taking online classes at the school Animation Mentor, so I thought it would be a interesting to throw all my assignments up on this website so few my progress or something.

So, here was our first assignment: Sketch a bunch of interesting poses and then recreate one of them in higher quality. I did mine in pretty much everyone else! Here ya go:

I got a really good critique and comments from my mentor and classmates, so I really look forward to improving a lot for this weeks assignment!