Archive for December, 2012


At the end of Class 2, week 12, we put together our Class 2 Progress reel, which includes all animated shots from Class 2 and Class 1.

The first 3 shots are from Class 2, and the rest are from Class 1.

For my third and final shot for Class 2, I looked at parkour videos, with the aim of putting together an obstacle course of some kind, with the character running and jumping and swinging around. Then I came across a video of a parkour guy swinging around some bars, all in one shot, and it seemed a great reference to use for my next shot. The video reference can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=3W4MHdm__1c#t=60s

This is also the first time I’ve used reference footage not taken by myself in Animation Mentor.

I would say that I’m happy with the outcome, though it feels a fraction too fast throughout, as I had to cut out a frame or two here and there to keep within the 200 frame limit. When I revisit this shot, I’ll take out either the first few or last few frames, or both, to give the character some smoother hang times.