Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Acting Reference #98

Great reaction shot of Sam Neill in Hunt For The Wilderpeople. Lots of nice eye darts & expression changes. This was one of my favorite movies of the year, definitely recommend checking it out.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Acting Reference #97

Jake Gyllenhaal gave an outstanding performance in Nightcrawler, if you haven't seen it check it out! I love how in this particular scene he is constantly moving closer & closer to camera. This creates a great sense of unease and tension. Think about where your characters are when you animate and how you can use their position to further to further tell the story.

Acting Reference #97 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Acting Reference #96

If you haven't done it already, check out Stranger Things on Netflix. It has some of the best kid performances I've seen in years. I especially love the work of Millie Bobby Brown who plays Eleven. She does such an amazing job of emoting so much in a very subtle believable way. The moment she opens the music box is a perfect example of this. The shoulder movement, breathing in, her brow expressions. It's all so expressive and readable, yet subtle and not over the top.



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Acting Reference #95

Great performance and emotion from Ruby Dee in American Gangster. I especially love the intensity in her last line of dialogue "I will leave you". Take note of the finger point she uses during this line - instead of it being in sync/in line with the dialogue, it comes at the end of her delivery, almost as if its an exclamation point....great stuff.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Acting Reference #94

Some great exaggerated facial expressions from Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny.

Acting Reference #94 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Anim: Mr. Button's Bow Tie

Latest personal animation. 2D elements were done using Maya's grease pencil and the outline was added in After Effects.


Mr. Button's Bow Tie from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Body Mechanics Class

I'm running my Body Mechanics class again - an 8 week class starting July 25th. Hope to see ya there! and check out a couple student shots from the previous class.
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Ruben Cohen
Class 2 Western - Workshop Body Mechanics - CGSociety from Ruben COHEN on Vimeo.

Maxence Charles

Pirate attacks - Body Mechanics Sequence - Maxence CHARLES - from Maxence Charles on Vimeo

Craig Johnston
The Dentist - Anim Test from Craig Johnston on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anim: Adventurer Flip

Quick test animation for fun - rig by Kiel Figgins


Adventurer: Touchdown Raiz from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Tip: Scaling Keys

If you’re scaling, keys end up on weird in-between frames. Make sure to “snap” them to whole numbers before moving on.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Video Game Animation

I'm running my video game animation class again - 4 weeks, tons of fun! Hope to see you there. Click the image to check it out.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

One More Week For Signups

New class starts on Monday

You can sign up HERE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Acting Reference #93

Here's a great example of using composition and character positioning to further tell a story. From Back To the Future.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Keys: Jurassic Park



One of my favorite shots in Jurassic Park

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Acting Reference #92

Another great example of working within a pose from Fargo. When the guy talking mentions "Mrs Mora" he gestures behind him with his thumb out. Watch how long he stays within this pose. If one was animating this line, it would have been very tempting to have him make more gestures after this. When creating your keys, try a pass with as few as possible and see if you can make it work.

Acting Reference #92 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Anim: Mountain Man

Latest personal animation. The rig is from Joe Daniel's Body Mechanics pack, which I modified. Took me about 4 days on/off to complete

 
Mountain Man from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Body Mechanics Class

Another session of my Body Mechanics class is set to run this March.

You can sign up HERE

And check out these two awesome shots that were created during my last class

Pranav Panicker
Body Mechanics - Pole Dance from Pranav Panicker on Vimeo.

Pooja Krishnan

Figure skating animation from pooja on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Water Bears VR Trailer

Latest VR experience from Schell Games - I did animation on these little guys