Sunday, May 31, 2009

Story telling Magic? and weeping

Being a student with his sights set on the creative animation and illustration industry, I’ve heard a few things about some awful employers and their sly tactics, so be prepared for clients pulling some of these...

That watched and after weeping a little in the corner, I was reassured by some comments made by industry professionals that there only a handful =) and that most clients respect that you've spent so much time perfecting and honing your skills.

Here are other creative types poking fun at one of these demanding clients =) have a read and a laugh

Story telling ability

the ability to construct a sequence of camera shots, to accuratly portray the feeling/emotion of the film. The viewes brain should have to do nothing more than tune out and pay full attention to the preformance. Film technique/story telling ability

I keep coming across these animated pieces where the animator doesn’t apply any of the 12 holy principals or any animation concepts but basic moving from a to b.

Now the reason these are still watchable is cause the story is being told in such a way to keep you watching and interested.. even with minimal animation. Now if we could learn this story telling ability and get really good at it and combine it with our other arsenal of skills there would be no stopping us.

37mil views on the tube can’t be wrong =)

this one had success on newgrounds but due to this creative portal being blocked to us by the great hand from above heres the tubed version

Now this week iv stumbled across some cool stuff =)
The Vancouver film school =) which seem to pump out some awesome stuff
check out some of these and make sure you subscribe to their channel for updates on animated goodness =)

I also really like this 2d film their students created =) so pretty and it reads so well.

The Vancouver film school seem to know the secret of story telling and their students are enriched with this Story telling ability to create visual interest to keep you watching =)

Now we need this skill so i suggest after we read the book below, at the dead of night we kidnap the best ones =) COMON how badly do you want it lol

and yes this is a real book

Make sure to have a have a peek at the SUPERPETS collab and join in =) why not eh


Friday, May 29, 2009

Collab fun =D

hey kids =)
So we'll finally be getting some time off (4 weeks =D) from our busy assignment schedule and super pets is on the todo list =)
If you haven't though of your super pet yet, the best time is now =) can be as silly as you want him/she/it to be =D

each page will be A4 sized
page limit...well not really a limit but try not to go to far over 5
anything else you want =)

So how to create your own super pet piece

1)Think up a super pet, easy peasy =)

2)think of an epic or not so epic story your pet will feature in

3)do some rough drawings, figure out, what you want your pet to look like

4)storyboard out your comic, just be rough, make little thumbnail sketches so you
get the ideas and the story down!

5)Redraw your thumbs this time thinking about layouts and structure putting a bit more detail into it =)

6)Now just redraw your thumbnails on your A4 pieces of paper =) making sure your comic reads well.

7)Onwards to finishing your comic however you want, you can scan it in and finish it digitally, you can ink and color it on paper, anyway you prefer =)

And yeah =) it'll be good fun, first actual published work =D
plan is to try pitch it to some publishers or we can try to flog them ourselves lol but although this is a student piece, quality is important =) and i know you are all capable of creating pretty drawings =)

so My superpet
Meet Sir licksalot =) I'm not a 100% happy with the design or the color choices just yet but so far i like him =)

If you have any troubles or problems please don't be shy, talk to either Sarah (ze loud one) or myself =)

smiley face

Friday, May 22, 2009

Quick animated ruff for maya

Beanie ruff flash animation from Willem V.A on Vimeo.

This ruff animation to be taken into maya and used as reference =), might tweak it and make him roll after he lands, bit more dramatic =)

This is a ruff similar 3d version, which i really dislike, the model design really held back the animation, and i wasn't compltetly able to express how i wanted it to be.

3d bean jumps from can ruff animation from Willem V.A on Vimeo.

My Flash animation for the streetfighter collab on is uploaded here =) take a peek, if you have an acount? vote and leave me a review =)
this is the the youtube version...for the third time lol

And more pics for people =)

this is my mate zAnder who just recently lost his child hood cof cof turned 21 lol =) na happy bday dude =)

lots of love both tender and lustfull

Friday, May 15, 2009

My first 3d =)

My first 3d from Willem V.A on Vimeo.

A way over due animation post =) Animated in maya =) this is my first 3d animation, using the moom model and "you spin me round" by dead or alive =) was good fun, although im not the usual fan of 3d animation this was rather fun to make =)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sketchy sketchy

Above a a3 mushroom kingdom =) fully colored but you only get the black and white for now.
My version of the icecream cow =) chocolate seems to be the only flavour it can produce
Sit baboo sit... good dog? snaco fail =)
Was driving past a rather sad man the other day and thought id draw him
=) think this one speaks for itself =)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Creating things

A sketch that will become a poster for my mates 21st which was the weekend just past, happy bday dean =)

A letter box which turned out really cool in my opinion =) its for an animation I'm in the planning stages of =)

I'll chuck up some animation next update =) been a busy busy weekend and week start =D
good one to you and yours