Monday, December 7, 2009

Drunk Goofy

Drunk Goofy from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

A lot of "new" things where tried out in this week.
I decided to do the whole animation in a 3/4 perspective, which ment for the first time, to try and do a walk in perpective.

I also tried to work a bit differently with my drawings.
Instead of focusing on one principle at a time, I tried to incoorporate all animation principles into each drawing, while I did them, thinking of flow, arcs, anticipation, follow through, drag and so on.

Most of the scene is animated straight ahead, but with my initial keys as a guideline for where I wanted my character to go. For this animation, straight ahead animation felt like the best choice, because of the constant weight shift and the extreme drag in the limbs.
The whole animation is done in about 4 days, and just as with the weight lift exercise, with the great animator Meelis Arulepp as teacher, guide, mentor, animator-dude :)
-Always a pleasure.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Goofy Lift, week 46

This week we worked on a goofy animation.
The focus was on weight, as he was supposed to lift a heavy stone.
Here are my thumbnails of which I based my key drawings.

And here is the final animation.
It took about 4 days.

Goofy Lift from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

I had, besides the weight, focus on contrast. Contrast in timing and contrast in posing.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flour Sack animation

One of our first reel animation assignments.
We were given a storyboard which we used as a base for timing and acting of the shots-

Flour Sack from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

Pink Panther

For our first reel character animation we were given the Pink Panther character to play with.
First a table slam:

Pink Panther Table hit from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

Then a standard walk:

Pink Panther Standard Walk from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.

And last but not least a character walk:

Pink Panther Attitude walk from Christoffer Andersen on Vimeo.