Friday, March 27, 2009

Animation Mentor: Class 1 Progress Reel

I have finished class 1 at animation mentor, which means I am currently 1/6 done with the program, which is a pretty cool feeling. All in all its a really great program with a lot of focus in making connections in the industry, which I'm finding out more and more is one of the most important things you can do.

So, next Monday already the next term starts. I'm really excited to get into more advanced animation stuff, so it should be a good experience. And I intend to put even more time and energy into the program this time around as well! Wish me luck!

Oh yeah, here's the reel:

Animation Mentor: Class 1 Progress Reel from Alex Harms on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

spring!! :D

Both yesterday and today the weather has been so nice that we've been able to open the windows and the patio door. Provided of course we have the screen up, since we have cats

Anyways the weather has been so nice that in the past 2 days I've been able to go outside and go jogging. It's been wonderful!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Animation Mentor Update!

So, here's what I've been doing the last 2 weeks in Animation Mentor! First, we have the walk cycle that they gave us two weeks to work on. Week 1 was strictly blocking, while this past week was more timing and clean up work. I learned that walks like this are called vanilla walks, because they are pretty boring and have really no defining characteristics:

Animation Mentor: Class 1 Week 9 Vanilla walk from Alex Harms on Vimeo.

And next here is some sketches I did. First is for physical strength, which I had to kind of rush out, and the second is concerned:

And then finally, some posed and rendered images showing both physical strength and concerned, respectively :D

Talk to again soon!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March in Minnesota!

It just recently turned into March, which is kind of nice. It feels like the closer I get to spring and summer the better. I'm not sure what's going to be going on this month, but I'm hoping it will be week I'm going to be going to New York City to see my sister in a play, which is a week I'm looking forward to. Anyways, I didn't upload anything for last weeks Animation Mentor assignment because I didn't really have anything to upload...the assignment takes two weeks so I'll be uploading it this weekend!

Anyways, not much point to me writing here, just wanted to check in...