11 Second Club – August 2015 WIP

First of all, Happy Birthday to my Sister! Pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog, so I also sent her a Snapchat. 😉

I’ve just been clowning around with this concept for the 11 Second Club Challenge for August and having a mostly good time with it. Over the previous two months, my energy has been lacking. I’ve been doing some minor remodeling of characters and a bit of sculpting, but otherwise, creatively-speaking, I’ve been laying low and refueling. For this:

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Blender Project – Cosmos Laundromat

First Cycle. Official Blender Foundation Release

I had to share this new release from the Blender Foundation and Project Gooseberry. I love what they’ve created here.

“On a desolate island, suicidal sheep Franck meets his fate in a quirky salesman, who offers him the gift of a lifetime. Little does he know that he can only handle so much lifetime…

“Cosmos Laundromat” started in 2014 as an experimental feature film, in which an adventurous and absurdist love story is being told by multiple teams – each working in their own unique style. The opening of the film, the 10 minutes pilot “First Cycle”, has been made in the Netherlands by the studio of Blender Institute in Amsterdam.

“The film itself and all of the artwork files were made with free/open source software and are available under a permissive license. Free to share, free to remix and free to learn from.”

Diss the Frog – 11SC Results

and some extra information for you

My goal, as not previously written, but often stated out loud, has been to finish the 11SecondClub Challenge in the top 11.  My last animation landed in 15th place and it didn’t occur to me, at that time, the significance of that placement.

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Diss the Frog – Production

for the May 2015 11SecondClub Challenge

2d OR NOT 2d

I had committed to this frog and princess concept early on, but wasn’t sure if I’d animate in 3d or 2d. I didn’t have a rigged 3d frog model, nor had I ever hand-drawn one. So really, the odds were stacked against me and I spent, as is my habit, the first 7 days of the month in pre-production, plus an extra 6 days of procrastination (also habit) just trying to figure it all out.

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Freestyle in Blender

an afterthought

My concept for the May 2015 11Second Club is going to be my most challenging yet. The audio clip is a fairly restrained dialogue between man and woman – him saying he’s right, her dutifully casting doubt. I like the audio quite a bit and within 24 hours of hearing it, had a decent concept in mind.

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