Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Video Game Animation

I'm running my Video Game Animation class for CGScoeity again. The dates run July 8th - July 29th. Sign up now!! :D


and here's the promo video

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Acting Reference #68

Not much to say about this clip - Anne Hathaway gave a pretty amazing performance in Les Miserables. It's a little longer than my normal acting reference videos, but since this was all one shot I didn't want to cut any of it out. Never have I seen a musical performance with this much emotion in it. Enjoy

Acting Reference #68 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

51 Things Every Game Student Should Know

Must read for people wanting to get into games pinterest

Friday, May 3, 2013

Acting Reference #67

I wanted to talk a little bit about composition & this clip from Romeo & Juliet is a great example. Often when animators are doing dialog tests the environment & composition are an after thought. But thinking about where your characters are & what the camera is doing can add tons to your shot. Using the fish tank as a way to introduce these two characters was a really cool idea & it adds a lot to the scene. I'm curious how many takes they did to get the right fish movement...these days they just would have made the fish cg.
When tackling a test shot, bring in an environment, play with where the camera could be/where the characters could go. You can find a lot of free environment models on the internet - cgsociety does a lighting challenge & you can download the environment models they use here
I also like the little take/reaction Leo has in this shot
hmmm I have a lot of Leo clips on here...is that a problem...am I obsessed with him?...probably