Thursday, 6 September 2012

Would you like topics?

Hi everyone
This is a bit of a test to see how many people are following this blog, so please comment if you're here and let me know what you think.

I was wondering if you would be interesting in having monthly, weekly or seasonal topics. They could be short audio/dialogue tests, little acting shots or just plain techincal practice. Similar to that on the aibjumble and the 11second club blog's mini challenges, they could be something like; gravity, surprise, wildlife, sport etc. I think the audio challenges would be most interesting, similar to the 11 second club but short clips maybe 2 to 4 seconds long.

I also think it would be nice to leave the blog as it is, allowing anyone to post any animation they have. The challenges could be mixed in with the usual posts.

And if you are currently at the AUCB please spread the word about this blog.
After speaking to AUCB interterns at work I was also wondering if you would like to discuss or ask questions about animation things, timing charts, dopesheets, cleanup, bits and pieces. It seems not much has changed over the years and many of us leave without this basic kowledge. There are quite a few experienced alumni on this blog willing to take time to help you out.


Dom Elsey said...

4second club sounds cool!

graeme brandham, animation and visual storytelling said...

Hi Geoff! I'm totally up for challenges. This place could be a really great forum for pushing ourselves and learning. When I get my pc back, I would be well up for that!

Geoff King said...

OK how about this?

Every season/ 4 weeks you will have a choice of three topics each with their own difficulty;

Advanced - 3 to 4 second audio clip
Intermediate - acting/ character performance
Beginner - a technical exercise

you can pick and choose any or all.

@Graeme, when will you be ready to start? I'll make sure you are able to take part in our first one.

Michael Brady said...

Sound like a good idea to me Geoff! I'm in!

Katerina Pantela said...

Count me in too! I really need the practise. Im guessing that we can choose between 2D or 3D?

Geoff King said...

Yes Katerina, 2D, 3D, stopmotion. As long as its animation anything is ok.

I think i'll get the challenges ready and post it on 1st October and see how we go.