Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dead Set #2

Update...more simplified

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dead Set: New Anim #1

Started this new little animation...blocking....we'll see if I finish it haha Seems like I start more than I ever finish

Monday, July 11, 2011

Acting Reference #54

Here's a great clip from Batman Begins (my favorite of them...yes I enjoyed it more than The Dark Knight) This is a good example of eye direction. As Liam Neeson starts to tell the story of his past his focus goes away from Christian Bale & goes more inward. You really get the feeling that he is thinking back on the past. What I also like about this sequence is that it starts with Bale not wanting to look at Neeson. Bale is having to confront his past and he doesn't want to, so he avoids eye contact. It's not until Neeson starts telling his own story & Bale learns how similar the two of them really are, that he looks up at him. You can really use eye direction to help tell the audience what a character is thinking & the relationship between characters.

Friday, July 8, 2011

SeaWorld San Diego's Turtle Reef

Here's a clip from the latest game I did animation for. Race For The Beach is a game that will be installed at SeaWorld San Diego. Four players each control a different turtle, traveling through the ocean, eating food and avoiding dangers. This is just a quick clip (the entire experience is around 5 minutes long) I did all the animation that make up the turtle movements, all the fish, crabs & sharks (the jellyfish were programmatically animated)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Older Animations #1

I thought I would start to post some older stuff on here...lots of it will be from games that weren't released.
Here's a little video with some animations I did using the Microsoft Avatar back in 2009. This was for a Zoo game we were working on. Most of these were done quickly to get something working in the game.