After many hours of editing and re-editing, the reel is done!
Many thanks to all the amazing people who gave me feedback and helped make it better! Now the re(a)l work starts. The job hunt has begun…
My 3D showreel is almost there. This is the final clip to be refurbished. It came from a two week dialogue course with veteran Pixar animator Rich Quade. Rich was Directing Animator on Toy Story, and he animated on Toy Story 3, which will be out any day now in Sweden (can’t wait!). The voice of the clip belongs to Vincent Gallo from the movie Buffalo 66. The refurbished version includes polishing of the facial expressions, adding surfaces and lights to the scene, and further developing the escaped convict’s dialogue partner…
Here’s another freshened up clip for the reel. The result of a 2 week silent acting course with Disney/Dreamworks animator Eric Schmidt.
The assignment was A) to invent a character and a simple story. I came up with this musician, a triangle player, going to work. B) to have a safe suddenly drop from above (“magic if”). How would the character react in this given circumstance? The lesson to be learned here was that you really have to know your character (how old is he, where does he live, what is he doing, why is he doing it, what does he like, what does he hate etc.) in order to know how to animate him.
Here’s two more shots for the reel. That means I’ve reached the upload limit on Vimeo this week. Sweet! I’ll post here continuously the coming weeks as the reel progresses. There’s is some cool stuff coming up. Welcome back to check it out!
I’ve been spending the last week freshing up some 3D exercises from this spring’s character animation course in Viborg. The goal is to put together a nice looking reel that I can use to apply for animation jobs. I’ve been polishing the animation and working out how to make some simple yet nice renders. First to go was the quintessential animation exercise, the boxlift. Can you feel the weight?