Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Look What Ive been reduced to!

Post ITS , POST ITS!!!! thats the largest drawable leafs of paper available at a studio, yarr i say!

but these are just minute long concept ideas i had ot quickly draw down befoere they fluttered away, in the end its supposed to end up as an evil old man... for un upcoming personal short animation clip.

will have more later...

3 comments:

SAL said...

where are you working that you can't draw? You sound like you hate it... time to move on?

Sloth said...

i'm working my last week on a show called "wow wow wubbzy" a preschoolers age3-4 kind of show, the design is prety graphic and not bad at all, some of the characters are pretty cute. But what gets to me is the lack of "me" that goes into most of my work. since the show is pre desighned, stotyboarded and slugged out(badly i might add) in L.A. somewhere, its a bit more of an assembly line than anything else. And as far as jobs go its probably still one of the best there is, i guess i just miss "getting my hands dirty" animation wise so to speak, to really think about a scene and how to make it look captivating and emotional, rather than follow te same formula again and again. One of the biggest things that frustrate me would have to be the fact that i'm not really learning anything, i dont feel like i have improved in anything since ive left school, and i'm defenatley not settled with where my abilities as an animator/artist are now. , the the thing i've got here is software, i defenatley familiarized myself with flash a bit better, but that ended after the first month. The daunting thing is that the workload is really big and i still end up putting in more than 10 hours a day because i tend to "overanimate or overthink" the scenes i work on rather than just do the required and bland: point A-B " antic (4) overshoot (2) and settle (6)" and then move on to the next scene. And i have no desire whatsoever to lose or forget the things that make me work on a scene untill i am happy with it and dont think it can get any better.

( now that venting is complete)... Its not that i hate it, i think i'm just being ungratefull for what i have, lots of people have shittier jobs, and i especially should not complain since this is my last week on the show and i'm moving over to CHaotic, a much more kick ass bardel Production, this time though done entirely by Bardel, which i can only hope will make things a bit smoother in the production. I'm going to be a Builder/Poser on it which is another plus becasue i do get to draw or /redraw characters, where i think my perfectionist quirks will be put to better use. Or at least take less time to fulfill.

anywhoo.. time for me to get to wubbzying ...

Sean Covernton said...

Hey, don't knock post-it note drawing. All I do now is draw on post-it notes. I feel like I'm 12 years old animating stick man deaths in the kitchen again.

Haven't you moved to Chaotic yet? I heard Will's starting on it. Animating I think though.