This week we began the long uphill which is the dreaded walk cycle. I must admit to once again being a bit too smug on Monday and underestimating the challenge that lay before me. By Thursday I was losing my mind. I have definitely improved and I now understand what the walk is all about. Because of the repetitive and technical nature of the walk it was quite a satisfying exercise but also tinged with inflections of madness. I think this is because the brief was for the walk to be as vanilla as possible and so I look forward to next week where we will be adding character to these basic walks. To break the monotony we had some great masterclasses this week. One with Sarah Cox who is Director of Arthur Cox animation studios in Bristol, just up the road. Sarah spoke about her experiences as an animation director and of starting her own animation company. The other masterclass was with Shelley Page, head of international outreach and talent scout for Dreamworks who showed us her 'eye candy' reel of the best graduate work she has seen this year as well as giving us a great talk about what studios are looking for in showreels.
Just one boring picture of my notebook this week so I've also included a picture of this cat that just wandered into my house and refuses to leave, because the internet needs more cat pictures. Watch this space,folks, next week is gonna be great :)
Stop-motion animator and model maker. Watch my skillshare class at https://skl.sh/2Xe7ioD