Thursday, October 22, 2009

Animation Mentor Class 1 Progress Reel

I am really very sorry for the fact that I have not posted anything in this blog in past few months. But I think this would be a great post for my little blog. :)

Yes, After working in two different studios for three years, I am a student of Animation Mentor now. And I think, it will be hard for you to believe that, there are many highly experienced technical and talented artist learning here at AM!! At first, I thought, I would be one of the few who is learning after having few years of experience.. but no!! there are many like me who just loves animating and are already in the industry. Anyways, I would like to share with you guys my Class 1 progress reel as I have already completed my class 1.And I am in week 3 class 2.

So, In class 1 my mentor was David Breaux. He has worked is some of Hollywood's blockbuster movies like Speed Racer, Night at the Museum, Outlander, Garfield The Movie, Garfield A Tail Of Two Kitties, Chronicles of Narnia, Elektra and I think he was working on Alvin and the Clipmunks The Squeakquel as he was taking our class! You can find more about him in his website here. I must mention he made us feel real comfortable to ask any questions that we had. And I had filled his mail box with of my questions. Different questions about work-flow, weight, timing, posing, etc. as I was having a lot of doubts before I joined AM. And I got real helpful answers to most of them!

AM is an online animation school.Where students from different parts of the world comes to learn character animation. In class 1, I was with 10 other classmates. The common thing among all the students is everyone just loves to animate! They all are always excited to to talk different things about animation! Mentor here are our main source of inspiration.I am currently in class two.In this class my mentor is Dimos Vrysellas. I will talk a bit about him and show some of my class 2 assignments in here. But till then, you can see what I did in class 1. Which was all about basic foundation. Let me know, if you have any suggestions on this progress reel.

Animation Mentor: Class 1 Progress Reel from arijit on Vimeo.

Here is the personality walk that you might have already seen in the above video. I think, the video quality is better in the following one. I wanted this to look like he is walking filled with joy , happy and excitement .

Personality Walk 01 from arijit on Vimeo.

Friday, June 12, 2009

CGT Expo 09

I was all busy these many days. Few exciting things just happened in Mumbai would like to share some pictures which was taken in CGTExpo 2009 conducted by in Powai. As told CGT EXPO is India's First Career Guidance and Computer Graphics Technology Expo on Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming. More information here.
There I got to meet many of my past colleagues from Maya Entertainment Ltd and Zoo Animation Studio. And we were very happy to meet up again. The special attraction for me was the Master Classes, specially "Sneak Peak into the making of Merry Madagascar by Dreamworks Dedicated Unit at Paprikaas" So, I was one of the first few to have a sneek peak to what Dreamworks in Bangalore is working on! All the artist shared their unique learning experience that they had while working and how they solved all the issues that came in the process of making. It was really very informative and inspiring .

I was interested in "Little Krishna by Big Animation - Case Study" they did some really sweet animation in the television series currently shown in Nick channel. But I missed that one!

I have also attended other master classes like "Careers@Singapore by Contact Singapore and LucasFilm Animation Singapore". where Mrs. Ho Ee Hong shared with us on how we can apply in companies in Singapore. And how it is to be in Singapore. It was the last show of the event. You can see few picture in the cgtantra website here.

Here are some of the pictures taken by me. Checkout!

Some colleagues from Maya Entertainment Ltd.
from left me, Amar Rathod , Paritosh sir(CD), and in the right, he was from ZICA. Amar's present colleagues. Don't remember his name though..

Alright!! He was our first team lead in Maya Entertainment Ltd. Balmeet Kohli! He is totally cool and fun person to be around! Now he is in the Frameboxx Incubation. I went to the event along with Rahul in (the center back!) and when we reached there Balmeet was the first one we meet!
Some art work done with keyboards in the exhibition section of the event.
list of all masterclasses held. check here.
me and Rahul...
And have fun like we do!! Right: Sandeep Kumar, we all are character animators.
It was totally exciting event for all of us!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Almost done with this animation..

Ok! I have almost done with the animation . Just a little here and there and then will start with the lighting. It took me almost four days to finish this from the blocking that I have posted earlier. Any suggestions is always welcome. So check out!

There is some problem with vimeo...the audio in the end is missing. The dialogue ends with "..tell me about it!"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Eight different bosses - Blocking

After many days anyways nothing much going on so.. Recently I started to work on a very interesting acting shot! For now I have just uploaded a blocking..nothing much, no breakdowns just few poses in stepped I work, I will keep posting here..or maybe after I finish it. haha!! Anyways check out!

I am also discussing about this clip in different forums if you guys would like to give some comment you can do that here or in the forums here:

11 Second Club - Forum - 8_bosses_WIP_acting_shot
or CG society's forum -8_bosses_WIP

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

One of my painting

Hi! everyone
Well, I am posting a painting that I did almost six months back. So, check out!I will try to post few more.I think it's important for me as a character animator to keep drawing different characters, their expressions and poses.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Interviews with Brad Bird.

This is a very special post for me.I am trying to make a collection of Academy Award winning director Brad Bird's interview from every place in the net.I saw him first in the DVD of The Incredibles..Instantly, I became a big fan.
So if you find some useful videos, text or audio interview of Brad Bird please post it here.I will keep updating this as I find new stuffs! Hope this is useful.Enjoy!

The following video is specially for all students who are coming to the animation industry. Few students got the chance to ask their questions to Brad Bird. Watch it!

Few more audio interviews
1.Moving Image Pinewood
2.From Spline Doctors
3.From Spline Doctors part 2
Text interviews
Brad Bird Talks about Toy Story 3!!
.Innovation lessons
4.Fostering Innovation