Monday, October 28, 2013

in production

two, new ellen backgrounds and one ogre standing forlornly on the beach...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

another round of sand

I FINALLY finished the first sand shot. Just two more to go!

On the last few frames

Taking a break to listen to Ellen and Chris chat about backgrounds. Colorful backgrounds are far more exciting than a month of sand, lemme tell ya what. After a short break, I'll go back to the last two shots. It should be easier, now that I have the hang of it.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

welcome, new intern heads!

...Mark, Evan, Nishant, Meghan, Grant, and Garion!

We meet again on Friday after 2D Computer Animation. Have your revised sample files and shots from last week ready (if you don't have the whole shot complete, then just show what you have), so we can discuss texture and color and address any questions that might be floating around.

see you then!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

greetings from the windy city!

I am taking over this blog, one last time! I wanted to wave hi from beautiful Lake Michigan and Chi-Town.  I hope the Ogre-ing is going well and hoping to see an updated animatic soon!  

Take care, guys!

Eric Nielsen
Head of Motion Heads Alumni Association (MHAA)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

by gum it's october 3rd already...where is this year going to?

ellen's background machine.
wow, a post from janelle, that hasn't happened in a looooong time. : D 

keep 'em coming.

so, not to be outdone, here are my photos from the same session - back in the studio after a bit of a hiatus, a solid afternoon of image-making from all three mo'headers, although as janelle says, ellen has no equal for sitting down and getting on task and staying on task through post-lunch food comas, computer malfunction, and natural distasters.

sand pencil - kinda pointillistic. but don't worry, there's an animation end in sight...

tune in next week's thrilling episode: "You, Too, Can Draw Little Pencil Specks for Two Weeks Straight!"

janelle with headgear.

ellen likes her grapes.

ogre on the floor, with cell phone guy.

animation perspective.

time for maui cookies.

self portrait with big green leaf.

tools: pencil sharpener, hourglass, water.

we're back! or chris is, anyway.

Chris was in Ottawa for the animation festival last week, so we missed a session. I missed two. Shhh, don't tell anyone...

Out of the three of us, Ellen works the longest without naps or cookie breaks. She's a background-drawing machine!

I'm sure Chris didn't mean to look this menacing, but it made me draw faster, anyway.

I've been animating sand for...forever. And I will be, forever more. That probably means the next two weeks. Or so. I can't tell time anymore. All I see is, I should go to the beach and study that stuff. Or just go outside and play in the dirt. It's almost Halloween, so as long as I wear a dinosaur costume, no one will suspect anything. It's the most flawless plan!

Obviously, it's time for another nap.