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.