Friday, August 28, 2009


Alright, Cody, you're right, I should update the blog. So here goes.

There are a few things that need to be addressed.
The date is set for when we will be going to see 9. Thursday Sept. 17. We don't know the time yet, but that's the date. If you have signed the sheet at club you don't have to tell me you're coming again, but if you haven't been to club and you want to come, and you KNOW you can come, send me an email. There will be no extra tickets.
Your leaders are graduating in the next few quarters, me in December and Lisa in March. So, we need some people to step up to the position. You will be getting intense animation training and some leadership training. Then eventually, we will choose our successors. Tell me if you're interested.
The question, "do the club meeting days stay the same each quarter?" was brought up. The answer is yes. Next quarter the meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The question is, will it be like this quarter where we have been doing different things each meeting. I don't know. It depends on if people can meet both days. Usually, the meetings would be the same on both days, but since everyone came every meeting, we could move a little faster.
Week 9, you'll be taking an animation assignment you have previously finished and doing it again, fixing the problems you had before and taking all the rest of what you learned this quarter and applying it to the redo.

Alrighty, I'll see you all on Tuesday! Enjoy the weekend!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hey chad, you should update :D

Sunday, August 2, 2009


This week is about Anticipation. You'll be working on a spaceship animation that utilizes what you learned with the bouncing ball, Squash & Stretch and Timing, and anticipation. Anticipation is what lets the audience know what to expect. If a character was going to run from a standing position then suddenly was running, the audience would be thoroughly confused. To fix this, we put in the antic, the move to get ready to run. It's seen a lot in cartoons where the character lifts his leg and the arms go back behind them THEN the burst out running. ALSO! This is the first use of your X-Sheets. Do your layout, make sure you like your arcs, draw your keys then time it. Record the times on your X-Sheet and put in your breakdowns and time those. Continue to inbetween it. Here is the tutorial on the Space Ship <--