Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stick Figure - Heavy Lifting

Last night's lesson was that it can feel really frustrating working with props, especially when you are without the proper tools to do so. I spent the rest of the night picking museum tac out of my hair.

Stick Figure - Medium Heavy Lift
Putting a large nostalgia box back into the closet.

This second one was a quick, straight ahead exercise; I didn't shoot reference video, or draw thumbnails for planning.

Stick Figure - Very Heavy Lift

Trying to lift a head boulder up and back onto the rock wall from which it fell.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Technical Difficulties (Re: Posterous Shut-off)

UPDATE: All posts have been fixed!


Please be patient while I fix all the broken image links on my site.

I used to use a, now defunct, social media sharing service, Posterous. It was very useful for uploading posts via email to all my of sites at once; like: tumblr, flickr, faceworld, and blogger. Sadly, what I did not realize at the time, is that it would upload the photos of the post to Posterous, and then create posts in blogger with those images, that were hosted on Posterous. Which was all well and good, until Posterous was shut-down last month. *grumble*

Thus is the frustration of using would-be awesome free services (just like blogger! hmmmm.... scary thoughts).

All will be fixed in good time.

Tonight's work. I'm getting faster for sure, but this still took about 2 hours to shoot, and 1+ for expo sheet editing. (And there's still lots to correct in this video, enough that I might re-do the entire take tomorrow night.)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stick Figure - Squat to Standing

Learning more subtle movements and weight shifting (w/ tigoboSCHOOL).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Testing my new puppet!

Working on my animations with tigoboSCHOOL summer workshop.

Improvising mid animation, to accommodate a sudden change in the sunset's reflection on my not-so-controlled lighting scheme. This ended up being far more exciting than my original test animation, titled, "Granny waiting for the Bus".

Process pics for making the puppets: