Thursday, November 27, 2008

Animation to Save The World

I gave a short speech on screening night. In it I summarised that my class have been given the tools, skills and education to animate. What will we do with these things?

A week later I found that I was questioning the personal morals of becoming a games animator when researching the current dominant themes of computer games. Unfortunately, games animation is the main employer of animators and I have bills to pay and food to buy.

But within the screening night speech I also spoke about our teacher Jane and in summary of her lessons I said something like, "Jane has taught us animation, not for personal gain, but for a greater good. She has sought to facilitate our learning so we can use animation to help save the world." Along those lines I found this clip and web site:

To be able to question, based on a shiny, new skills set, on which path to take the first few animation steps shows the value of the SBIT course.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Screening Night Showreel

This is the showreel of some of my work collated for the end of year screening. It contains 5 EAPS = jump, walk, dialogue, punch and kick. There's also a bit of Flash animation and traditional 2d work from the Tropfest film we made in 1st year. This is goal is kicked but there is a lot more animating to be done.

Screening Night Showreel from Frank G on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Combining 2D & 3D elements

This is a further installment in the 2D to 3D connection. I started this exploration a few months back with a Flash animation. This is my second attempt at a dialogue sequence using Maya.

2D 3D Fusion from Frank G on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hey, who is that kid? ~ Life drawing class

In August Jane organised a zoo to come to Southbank. It was for life drawing classes. What a great day. First and second year students were plonked amongst the farm animals. There was lots of interaction and energy. This picture came from it.