I thought I would share this little segment from one of my Q&A‘s at iAnimate.net. I was teaching my class how to take video reference of a human and try and use that to bring a performance across in a quadruped. For this I just shot a simple reaction shot of myself and then reproduced it on the cat rig with the goal of retaining a cat-like element without it feeling like a human dressed up as a cat.

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AA Round Table Meeting – ANIMATION STYLES

Jul 12, 2013

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, things have been a little busy at my day job to say the least. I was able to sit down with some co-workers to talk animation a few weeks ago, and we tried talking about animation styles and character styles. Have a listen and please share your thoughts on [...]

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Crafting a Feature Shot: TUTORIALS

May 10, 2013

As I’m sure you have noticed the posts have been more sparse these past few months. The main reason is my addiction has been in full blast. Over the last two years I have been working on a shot, this time included modeling, rigging, animation and final render. Why did it take so long? – [...]

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Twenty Years Later

Apr 8, 2013

So in a bit of a nostalgic moment I went through some of my earlier artwork and drawings while I was young and pursuing my addiction of feature animation. I came across a letter that I had almost forgot about. When I was in the 8th grade I wrote a short and poorly composed letter [...]

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You made it, so now what?

Feb 26, 2013

I had the idea for this post before all the craziness of the last few weeks, but it seemed to fit the subject of this post in an eerie way. I admit that my goal through my journey of studying animation, was alway to become a feature animator. I never thought of what would happen [...]

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