March 30, 2008

Dr. GreenThumb

Little wacky stop-motion shot i did ... just for fun. I animated this straight ahead without testing/editing. Anyways ... enjoy!


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March 29, 2008

Acting - References Part I - Mime

Hey Folks,

My new term gonna start next week with the topic "introduction to acting". This means for me personaly things are getting more seriously, complicated and at the same moment much more interesting. My first shot that i'll have to animate shell visualize a transition of emotions like from being curious to sad/happy or something similar. I know this yet for a while and sometimes when nothing more important had to be done i watched out for references. So i've found on YouTube these great mime-performances by Johann Lippowitz. He's just marvelous. Pay attention how strong and at the same time clear and simple all his poses and facial-expressions are. You will get the idea of what's going on immediatly without missing the text of the song at the same time. It looks so easy and entertaining. I have big respect of that guy. Great caricature and just true art!
Enjoy and have a nice weekend all of you!

Frank





March 25, 2008

Animation-Mentor Progress Reel Term02

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Wow ... what a ride. I've finished term 2 this week and i had a real blast! It's so nice that we have only little limitations in terms of what the assignments should look like and i can freak out like crazy. I know that each shot could get polished alot more but i'm happy with them and i've learned so much during the last 3 months. Next term we gonna start acting and can bearly wait. Fortunatly there is no real break between the terms so i can go on next week. I want to say thank you to all my incredible class-mates and AM-buddies. So many amazing people i've allready met. Special thanks are going to Dana Boadway my mentor for term 2. I miss her yet and i wish her the very best. Have a nice week all of you and have fun watching the reel!

Best wishes

Frank


March 24, 2008

March 22, 2008

March 21, 2008

For Ninsha


This week one of my closest friends was visiting me. She is an amazing artist and inspires me since the first time we met. We haven't seen each other for years but for me personaly a good friendship means not to bother each other each single day ... no .. its more the way that a long time without being together means nothing like "uh .. what did you do actually yesterday? ..." So ... we had a lot of fun and i'm quite thankful knowing her!

Thanks again and take care Nina!

March 10, 2008

AnimationMentor Term02 - Shot03

in progress ;)

AnimationMentor Term02 - Shot02

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