Friday, January 30, 2009

Party Saturday?!?

Was it just me or did I remember hearing something... somewhere about saturday and pizza..

Sunday, January 25, 2009


The video of the week is The tootsie Pop Commercial...LoL

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Winter 09 Week 2

Ok, so some weird things happened on Tuesday and I apologize that there was so much confusion. Anyway, this is what's goin' on this week.

Beginners: You're going to be doing the Space Ship animation. Here's the link to the complete instructions on that....LINK
Intermediate: You guys get to draw Mr. Bean again!!! This is gonna be a tough one and it might take a few tries to get it right. Here's the layout:

1) You'll want to figure out the direction you want Mr. Bean to walk.
2) Mr. Bean is walking in perspective, thus he needs to get bigger as he comes toward the screen. Make a 3D box in which he will be doing that walking.
3) Draw Mr. Bean at the far side of the box facing the direction you want him to go.
4) Draw in his foot prints to map out his walk. This is tricky. You may find out after animating him that his stride is wrong. THIS IS OKAY! This is how you learn. Do the plan again. One suggestion is once you get the key poses down, shoot it to see if it works, then you won't have to worry about changing all of those inbetweens.
5) ANIMATE!!!!! Each step will take 8 drawings, just like the normal walk did, so go ahead and review that to help you with posing.

Don't forget to put your horizon line on a separate piece of paper. This is gonna be a 2 week project. We'll critique them next meeting, then you'll be able to make changes to make it better.
Advanced Group: Study a real life emotion from a movie or Youtube video and animate the bust of a simple character, the chest and up. Mr. Bean is always a good standby. Look for the details that the person gives off and try putting it into your animation. This demands reference, no freestyling it.

Everybody have fun, I can't wait to see your stuff.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Acting Club

Hey everybody, there's a new club out this quarter that is extremely beneficial to Animators. It's called "The Exaggerates". It's an acting club and it meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 in room 700. They're going to be doing some really awesome stuff, so go check it out.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This guys little portfolio has some nice illustrations too. I mostly like his little aardvark creature.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Claire Wendling

Here is a copy of Claire Wendling's Art book. It's a great asset for everyone as her art is AMAZING!

Download HERE

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cool info!

We've got some cool plan for this quarter. On week 7 we're going to be doing a group-ish project. Everyone in the club will be doing an animation on the same subject with free reign of execution, but you'll get more information about that later. Also, week 8 we're going to have Amy Williams come in for Acting days both Tuesday and Thursday. This is something truly important to the animation field. Acting helps you understand how something moves, and once you understand it, it's SO much easier to animate it. You won't want to miss this. Then week 9 we'll be meeting in the viewing room next to the library in the North Campus to watch our group projects on the big-ger screen. Gonna be a PARTA~AY. I hope you'll be as excited about this as I am. Anyway, that's the heads up. Have fun animating.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First Meeting of 2009

Welcome to the first meetings of 2009 everybody.

For the beginners we'll be starting with the Bouncing Ball. Go to the link and you'll see the layout and other instructions. HAVE FUN!

For the ones we had start last quarter, here's your stuff.
This is Mr. Bean. You will be using him in a lot of your animations so get to know him well. He will be the easiest character you will ever animate. Notice his basic shapes and use them when animating. The cross hairs he has help to make him look 3D, so I would suggest using those on EVERYTHING!

I tried to put the walk in as many ways as I could to help with your understanding. Mr. Bean will be walking in place, so make sure his head stays on the same lateral plane moving up and down. At the top are the individual drawings you will be doing, there are only 8 for this one. Remember to do keys first, and tweens next.

To the Advanced group! We will also be using Mr. Bean! Welcome back to the old days. He will be running through an obstacle course with at least 3 object he must interact with to get to where he wants to go. Use swings, ladders, balls and walls or whatever else you want him to bump into. Challenge yourself.

Everybody, enjoy yourselves.
~Chad, el Presidente

Sunday, January 11, 2009


HEY ALL! Welcome to 2009 and the new school year. I just wanted everyone to remember that we are meeting both Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30. I hope to see you all there.
~Mr. President