This week we had to get our heads around lip sync! We were given two short 3 second clips which we acted out reference for and then doped it out on the x sheet. I then did a block through of the head shapes from my reference and did a first pass on just the lip sync to try to get that working right. This was easy enough on the guy in the red jumper as he only had 2 boxes of mouths but yet again I found myself with Victoria and her million mouths. I spent a whole day perfecting the lip sync on her line before actually animating through on Friday. This was surprisingly quick because I knew it was all worked out and could just animate the eyes and brows while replacing the mouth shapes according to the numbers on the x sheet.
The pictures show my mad working method. I had to make plasticine eyelids for the guy as he has a slightly pinker skin tone which I then categorised according to how shoddily made they were.
In other news, on Wednesday we were treated to cupcakes and Prosecco at the unveiling of a new golden Gromit in reception to celebrate that the Gromit unleashed project has now raised £5,000,000! Its covered in facts about the appeal and was unveiled by a neurosurgeon from the Bristol children's hospital who told us about all the amazing medical gear it has enabled them to buy.
Us jolly animation students also went to see a giant fire in Victoria park which we can only assume was meant to be there.
Stop-motion animator and model maker. Watch my skillshare class at https://skl.sh/2Xe7ioD