We've been revisiting classic animation assignments -- weight lift, ball bounce, pendulum, etc... -- and seeing how far we can take it out of the box without losing the essence of what it needs to be. It's been a great way to stretch our creative muscles, and a lot of fun to see what people come up with!
From mustachioed menaces to nerds being rejected to hell, it's amazing how far a little group brainstorming can take you. It was also a good lesson in the importance of team work, and getting used to working in a team! So much of our industry is about working well within a group of people, and being able to contribute to the creative process is a big part of that.
Even if you're adamant about tackling a project all by yourself, at some point or another, chances are there's going to be someone in your life you bounce an idea or two off of -- girlfriend, neighbour, dog -- and finding someone who is an effective brainstormer could really speed up the process of weeding your garden of ideas.
In addition to the exercise, we also covered some info on the Reel Feedback event happening in just a week and a half! That's right, it's that time of semester again -- possibly lacking pizza and beer, but certainly still worthy of a BART ride over to Emerville -- this time, in the Animation Collaborative facility!
Don't miss out. Click for more info.