Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Feeding My Obsession

Recently I decided to take another animation class to push my skills in acting amongst other things. I was able to take a class at Gnomon for free through the employee training program in the state of California with the help of Rhythm and Hues. It seemed like a great opportunity, so I thought, why not? I'm glad I decided to do it. The class is being taught by Chris Kirshbaum, an animator at Dreamworks. And the best part? Theres only 4 people in the class, including myself. So I'm getting lots of personal critiques and mentoring. I couldn't be happier. I am super busy at work on They Came from Upstairs right now, but hopefully I will be able to put some time into this class and really improve in the next few months. So this clip is the first blocking pass of our first assignment in Chris's class. It needed to be short and have two people acting. I've been dedicated to learning all I can this summer and between the new Walt Stanchfield books I just picked up, and the class and overtime at work... I think I should be doing pretty well. Hopefully I wont run myself into the ground. What can I say.. Its an obsession.

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