One more week and we are done with term 2, time flies when you are busy!
I'm posting this late because the server was down. I managed to make all the changes Doug asked (and some students suggestions) and here is what I got. I still don't feel its as good as I want but definitely is getting better.
This assignment has been going through lots of changes from several mentors, its good to see their thinking process and how/why they make decisions on the character's behavior.
From the post below: a)Gag is not working, take off the sign b)Don't spiral the arms so many times c)F78 have a straighter anger pose d)F127 Cancel this pose, save acting for later. e)Keep door open at the end, there is no reason for it to close
Here I am for the 3rd time planning and re-blocking the assignment. I'm following most of the notes from Doug Dooley and making the assignment more fun for me. The one before it was too close to the real thing, a bit motion capture-esque and I don't like that at all.
For this one, I'm using reference from Alex in Madagascar and Stromboli in Pinochio; both guys with a short fuse temper.
While blocking this piece, it seems to me that the actions are a bit slow, I feel like adding faster movements but at the same time I know there is sections with longer holds. I'm debating myself if I shall add different poses; something where he is pushing with his back / shoulder maybe?
I decided to go for the "Open a sticky door" assignment from the pick list; its nothing I've done before and it also reminds me about a scene from Monsters Inc; that of course is so well done. It seems fun to try!
For this last pass, final polishing on the knees and on how the weight shifts from right leg to left leg on frame 70 to 90. It still seems that a different action when he is on top of the box is needed, a quicker one to absorb all the energy from jumping on to the box.