Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Animatic from the olden times!

Several eons ago, before the invention of good things, I roughed out a short film idea with 2 lowman rigs.  Today I watched it again and felt inspired to do something with it:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

June 11 Second Club

I'm about to leave the country again and wanted to get in as much personal animation as I could, so I decided to try another 11 Second Club competition. This one was way different, so I had a lot of fun with the idea. Here's the progression from layout to final:

Once the idea was laid out, I roughed in some animation:

The camera angle wasn't working on one of the shots where the other character talks, so I changed it up. I also got a lot of good feedback from a friend, and went further with the animation:

Once I was happy enough with how it was turning out, it was time to render and submit!

Friday, May 31, 2013

11 Second Club - May 2013

After watching from the side-lines as some colleagues entered the 11 second club animation competitions every month, (one even winning!) I decided I had to try it.  My acting experience is really limited, so it was cool to journey into this whole other culture, and I actually came to realize why people love feature animation so much.  You're not just making a character move.. you're giving them life!  During my second week this whole idea hit me and I started seeing this character have personality, and it felt great.  I'm definitely doing this competition again.  Anyway, here's my entry:

Thieves - 11 Second Club Entry - May 2013 from Sam Baker on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stream of Consciouness

Wow I've been busy!  Almost a year since I've updated this blog, but hey it's been wild.  Unemployed for 8 months and then luckily landed a job up in Toronto, which is finally coming out of the 6 month ice age.  Anywho, this awesome animator named David O'Reilly (http://davidoreilly.com/) made a 17min long short film called External World, and released all 60 or so character rigs for FREE!  I just HAD to do something with them, so after work, in the 4 hours of sanity I had left in the day, I made new little animations.  Hopefully I'll continue this for a while.  Here's part 1!

Stream of Consciousness from Sam Baker on Vimeo.