Saturday, March 31, 2012

Presenting Don Crum!

Hey clubbers and non club folk!

Don't forget about Don Crum's awesome presentation:


1:30pm, room 130, Powell Building

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Reel Feedback -- Thursday

Just a friendly reminder that this Thursday is the Reel Feedback event in Emeryville. I believe there are a few of us interested in going, so check the Tea Time Facebook page for meet up times!

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to network, eat pizza and get great feedback on your work!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stick it to the Man.

Upset about our meeting space being taken from us? 

Show you care -- Go sign the petition at VFX gateway!

Club Tragedy

Alright everyone,

I just received a rather unfortunate phone call from Brandon Nason. Apparently our dear, beautiful 714 has been commandeered by a one "Elisa Stephens". According to some of our peers who were working in there (as it is also a collaborative space), they were booted out and the computers were taken away. Rumor has it that it's being turned into a classroom of some sort -- How annoying!

Now, I'm not sure what that means for us. Perhaps we will still be able to use it as our meeting space (Provided that there is a computer for us to use), however, for now, this Friday's meeting space/existence is TBA, so keep an eye on the blog/facebook page.

Perhaps this is what we get in exchange for our projector demands?

In other news, don't forget DON CRUM this Saturday, 1:30-4:30 at Powell in room 130!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A game animator's demo reel that was mentioned:

Last Friday, during the weekly Animation Club meeting, this animator's demo reel came up. It shows some really great work. I love how he hides that initial starting pose in the sequence of actions.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don Crum and other Business

First things first, many apologies for the lack of posting lately. The lack of Spring Break at a normal time has lead to work building up without a minute to spare for a post or two.

As many of you heard -- or showed up at room 714 to find -- unfortunately our last speaker, JD Haas, fell ill at the last minute and had to cancel his talk. Good news, however, is that he's going to reschedule just as soon as he feels fit again. Pardon any inconvenience this may have caused anyone, but when he finally does get here it will be worth the wait, I'm sure.

I realize everybody's probably ACHING for some professional advice at this point, and for that, there's another bit of good news! Our next speaker will be Don Crum, of Pixar/Disney fame, who will be joining us at the Powell building, room 130, from 1:30-4:30 pm on March 31. It's a Saturday, so I know that 90% of us shouldn't have class and therefore can't be unhappy about a conflict. Make sure to keep those schedules open!

For anyone who hasn't had a chance to actually make it to club, the last few weeks have been dominated by an in-depth look at the principles of animation, why they're important, learning how to apply them, and finding them in your own work. Once we've gone over them all, I'll make a big post about it up here.

Until then, can't wait to see everyone Friday for some more coffee, donuts and critique!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Guest Speaker - JD Haas of ILM - THIS FRIDAY

This is just a friendly reminder about our guest speaker, JD Haas of Spungella and ILM fame, who is coming in to talk about what the industry wants from you!

When: Friday, March 16 @ 7:00pm
Where: Room 714, 180 New Montgomery St.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity! Hopefully we'll see you there.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gesture drawing resource

There's nothing like knocking out a quick sketch of a pose to help yourself clarify what you're aiming for in your animation.

Going to the school's quick-study gesture drawing workshops is a great approach to becoming comfortable with a pen in your hand as well as learning more about human anatomy, and heck, you're already paying for it.

Drawing people in person always helps add personality to your drawings, but if you're unable to make it to the workshops this an online quick-study resource:

There are a finite number of poses and the camera is randomized, so sometimes your angle may not be perfect, but I like to think of it as a great challenge.

Enjoy! Happy gesturing.