December 17, 2007

AnimationMentor - Progress Reel Class01

click on image to watch the reel

Unbelievable ... 3 months over, means my first term is finished. I've worked hard and all the shots, Stu (the Ball-head-character) - poses and some scribbles can be seen by watching my reel above. For all assignments and works just visit my Animation-Mentor-blog (see right). I just want to add that this school is fantastic and although i'm really looking forward for the next 2 weeks which are free i'm really curious about the next term. So thanks to all my class-mates and my incredible mentor Chris Chua! I also want to say special thanks to Sebastian Hofmann, a really gifted animation-supervisor and my first mentor at Animationsfabrik GmbH. You rock man! So have fun watching the reel and leave me unmercyful kind critiques and comments ;) ...

Cheers Frank

December 14, 2007

2007 ... almost done

Winter time - sentimental time ;) Just 2 more weeks and 2007 is almost done. For me i had a great year. Full of ups and thanks god very less downs. A lot of thankful things happened to me and i really hope to you too! This is my ... uh ... fourth year in Hamburg and i'm pretty sure next year i'll stay else well. But ... i can barely wait for Spring 'course honestly said it's not the best town for Winter and Fall and very often i miss the sun so much that i'm feeling like leaving and that feeling gets stronger and stronger each Winter. So maybe next year gonna be the last. Ofcourse i will finish my Animation-Mentor-study first but who knows what will come next. Anyways ... that town inspires me as much as from the first day on and so there are some snap-shots from my picture-diary (click) ... have fun watching them and i wish you all a great Christmas and Happy New Year in advance with the people you love the most!

Take care!

Frank

















































December 1, 2007

Persepolis


Yesterday i've watched "Persepolis" and boy that is one piece of a great great great movie! You must watch it! It's funny, it's well animated, it's a great story so .. it's just art! I had a lot of fun and i will tell nothing about the story. Just enjoy it yourself and i will defintily do the same at least once more!

Frank

AM-week 009


Stu-pose for "concerned"

Hey everyone! Sorry for not posting for such a long time. But as i said before i'm damn busy with AM and work so. Time flies by that fast and i'm almost trough the first term. But the excitment is still alive and that school is ass-kicking great that i can barely wait for the next term. So check out my AM-Blog (click) for the works i've done so far! Leave me unmercyful critiques and comments if you want. They are always appreciated. Thank you and have a nice weekend!

Frank

October 24, 2007

AM-week 004


Dr. Spike missunderstood me, when i asked for an additional bouncing-ball-ctrl. Hehehehe ... Wish you all a great week and good luck with assignments, video-refs
and stuff!

Cheers Frankenstein

September 30, 2007

Finally!!!


Guess what happened: YEAH! My Animation-Mentor-Study finally gonna start today and boy i'm so curious! From now on my AM-blog will get filled and cramed with all of my assignments and stuff. Feel welcome coming around and leave me comments and critics!

See you buddies!

Fränk

September 28, 2007

Felipe - old-man-version


Felipe as an old-man-version and with a more "animateable" topology and proportions. I like that version a lot more. Hope you too ;) ... Wish a bright weekend everyone!

Cheers Frank

September 22, 2007

SAM - Character Design





There we go ... Super-Action-Mann aka SAM ... still work in progress (2days), the triceps isn't correct, but i like him yet. Cheers Frank :)

September 19, 2007

Felipe - Character Design



I`m still in a model-temper. That's Felipe, actually a 2D-Character from my former Shortmovie "Bühnenwechsel". He still looking like a stupid monkey, but that's because you model allways a kind of "base-position" where all bodyparts including the facials are in a relaxed postion. In terms of the face it is easier to get all the emotions and stuff from this "slack" position. Modeling-time: 1,5day. Maybe Super-Action-Mann is going to follow.

September 8, 2007

Niculai Constantinescu - Photo Exhibition



One the most talented newcomer photographer Niculai Constantinescu finally opens his first exhibition in Hamburg. Please don't miss it!
Nic's Website (click)

Buttler Bucket - Character Design










This is "Buttler Bucket" the second main-character for my next short-film for Animation-Mentor "Bell and Bucket". Modeling-time: 4days.

August 30, 2007

Bell - Character Design



That's a work-in-progress version of "Bell". Modeling-time: 2days

August 22, 2007

Boris' workout

just a quick finger-exercise. modeling and rendering time: 1day.

August 12, 2007

Practice-Saucage

"Hans-Peter Wurst" aka "Übungswurst" (Mr. Practice-Saucage) informes you that my 3D-all-over-course will start tomorrow and you are all invited to come around! While preparing my lessons i unfortunatly had absolutly no time for my Olli-production. But now i have and so i will be absent for a while. (probably) ...

best wishes fränk

August 10, 2007

octopus

A good friend of mine asked me if i could help him modeling an octopus. So i did and got inspired for an own version (1,5 day practice). Hope you like it.










low-wireframe

August 7, 2007

Tom - render test































Toy-Version :)

That's a mental-ray-render with final gather. I know it's not the greatest render and Tom's still looking very cg-like, but it's made only for illustrating subsurface-scattering. All bumps, displacements and textures are procedural for a quicker workflow ... i gonna paint now my textures and all the maps. Cheers Fränk