Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Class 6

Class 6, the beginning of the end for the Animation Mentor journey with mentor Greg Whitaker. Greg is from Toronto, Canada and his first experience was with traditional 2D animation some 16 years ago with the Warner Brothers cartoons. After that he's been with DreamWorks working on their major hits and currently working on their lates production "How to train your Dragon".

I feel fortunate that Greg, who has mastered both 2D and 3D animation, will be mentoring me this semester. There is a lot to be said about animators with 2D background. There is a certain finesse about their work flow and attitude that I can relate being one who started with traditional 2D animation.

Some of my ex classmates are with me again, Sandy Sze and Jude Brownbill, both excellent animators by their own right and they motivate me tremendously to do better and attain higher quality from my work.

I also found some time during the semester break to participate in the 11 Second Club September competition. This is the first time that I participated since I started Animation Mentor 18 months ago. I don't expect to win it, but I'm glad I did it to see how much my work flow and confidence has improved since.


Lindsey said...

Hi! I was just wondering where you got the car interior that you used in your GPS piece for the 11 second club? I'm trying to find a car interior to use for an animation, but I just can't find anything!


Dhar said...

Hi Lindsey, thanks for stopping by. I got this from a friend of mine who installed it in the car model and sent it to me. I'm not sure if its available online or not. I could ask if you want.

Lindsey said...

That'd be great if you could ask for me :) I appreciate it!! I'm having no luck finding a car interior to use.

Dhar said...

Here's the link to the car seat. Its free at TurboSquid

matt_stanford said...

Hey Dhar. I've been following your blog for a while now. As I'm due to start AM next month it's a great insight into the journey ahead. So just dropping by to say good luck with your short film. Lookin forward to seeing what you do.

matt_stanford said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog Dhar. And thanks a million for the advice :) I'm kinda twiddling my thumbs for stuff to do now that the springboard program has finished. I've got quite a nice little animation that I'm working on to keep up the practice, just something simple, but at the same time I don't want to get into a bad work flow that'll hinder me when AM starts. Hopefully I'll have made some progress by Wednesday. Thanks so much again for all your advice.