February 23, 2013

Up is Down

More animation, whoopeeeee!!!

So I had to use a piece of dialogue from a film, show, or whatever and animate a character to it.  I ultimately went with a clip from Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End.  The animation took quite a while!  Basically for the past week whenever I had an hour to spare in which I wasn't sleeping, eating or in class, I managed to borrow someone's Cintiq pen and find a tablet to work on.  This was my first time animating in Toon Boom, which was interesting too.

Our acting teacher helped me to pick this voice-clip, because it was more subtle than the other clips I picked.  It was very hard to do subtle animation: especially since I still wanted the character to move around.  I'm still not totally satisfied with all the (non)subtle things, but I like it overall.  By the way, check out our acting teacher's blog over here.  I LOVE his lessons!

10 comments:

  1. oh man, Pierre this is great
    i was surprised how well jack sparrow's voice fit with your character
    great job!

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    1. Thanks! I actually don't think the voice fits the character much, but I'm glad it does for others, haha!

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  2. really awesome pierre! good job!

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  3. Ooo how did you like Toon Boom? Is it any good? Just curious since I see it for sale at Ebay and just wondered if it was any good.

    As for the clip. Every thing seems to work nicely. And you got the emoting down too. It seems to match nicely as well. And yeah those dialog pieces take forever but in the end its all worth it. :)

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    1. I liked Toon Boom a lot better than Flash. It still has its downsides though (like the Z-key shortcut: I don't even know why it's there, but if you don't turn it off, and you accidentally press it [which happens a lot], it moves keys on your timeline and starts deleting them if they overlap...), but it's nicer to draw in and it is more animation friendly, in my opinion.

      Thanks for liking the piece! It definitely took a lot of my time, but I'm glad it seems to be working. Especially the emotion part, because, well... I found that really hard!

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  4. It is amazing Pierre, mam and dad.

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  5. Pierre this blew my mind, I think it's my favourite out of all the ones I've seen. Those hands are beautiful and I think the acting seemed so natural.

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    1. Thank you so much Alex! I'm really glad you like it. The acting was a big challenge, but recording myself doing the piece for about 15 times did help :)

      The hands... took a while, so I'm glad they work.

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