Sunday, May 25, 2008

Build Up and Payoff

Just saw this clip and i had to post it right away... its not an animation but a real life clip. ( i hope the admins do kick me for this :) )

so first lets watch the clip and then talk.


Sneezing Panda




so as i was going through some random videos on youtube... i stumbled upon this and boy its a beauty. The title says "Sneezing panda" and as the clip started i was expecting the mother panda to sneeze but that was not to be... instead it was the baby who sneezed and scared the hell out of her mom. Now why is it so funny ?? lets try and dissect it.

- I think most of us ( or just me) expected the mother panda to sneeze because throughout the clip she is the only one who is moving... and also due to the composition of the frame and also due to the size difference, your eyes are stuck on her... and thats when the lil one sneezes ( its more like a bark rather then a sneeze :D )

- In animation if we have a build-up and the payoff becomes predictable... it doesnt work that much, or it doesnt work at all. And in here we have a payoff which no-one would expect , to top it all, the mother's reaction is priceless and of course the obvious size difference of some one small scaring some one 5 times bigger works splendidly.

- It also makes me think that if such incidents can happen in real life... then just imagine the amount "Build-up and Payoff" we can push and play around in our animations.

For me this video opened up a doors and windows of looking at things in life, what does it do to u ??

do comment and add in your thoughts :D

Cheers n happy animating
Chints :D

Friday, May 23, 2008

Well, One more monster on the spotlight


Hey folks,
I am sure everyone is doin gr8. I haven forgotten about the promoting an artist thing (Well i do ve short term memory loss.hehe). But still i could remember. Ne way this time i wanna put ROSHAN on the spot light. Hurrrrrryyyyyyy!!!! wooowwwwwwaahh

Well about him, He s a gr8 animator, Really good story teller and an amazing artist. And I work with him too. Isn tht gr8. His working style is awesome and he s an excellent visualizer. And he has been with monsters for a long time and he has been involved in all the work we do and has helped monsters to get to this level.. A big round of applause ..... Well check out this works. U ill come to know........GOOOD GOIN ROSH. All the best .

Animation : http://crayonstrokes.blogspot.com
conceptart : http://comiccrusade.blogspot.com/
sketches : http://www.mirchiz.deviantart.com/


cheers
vinay(admin)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Carlos is genius


HEY FELLAS,
Check out this post by carlosbaena. Such a genius. I love his posts. Really gr8 info.

check this post called snapshots in animation. Really beautiful

http://www.carlosbaena.com/

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SUMO champ!!!

Hey there MONSTERS!

its about time i posted here my submission for ballman and Ball!


video

Comments and Crits PLZ!!!



Well what else to say???


hmmm...

oh ya...


happy animating...

Be a believer !

Hello monsters, I know this guy Ratul...Ratul Sarna...you can see some of his cool animations on his blog...from his personnel collection, I came across a video done by him...it is not an animated clip, but is worth seeing...I liked so much and thought to share with you guys...hope admins don't mind it ;)...here's the video...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Death Note

DEATH NOTE:hellllo monsters, man u guys should see this anime...one off the best concepts and animation i have ever seen..hehe... :) AWeSomE!! right now i am watching it for the 3rd time ^_^

This is good stuff u have to see it once..i do have a copy (r) vinay as a copy of it i guess..u can collect it form him....or u can download it from here...
www.realitylapse.com
believe me its worth it.. and its free downloads ^_^

Description in reality lapse:

Light Yagami is an ace student with great aspects who's bored out of his mind. One day he finds the Death Note a notebook held by a shinigami (Death God). with the Death Note in hand, Light decides to create a perfect world. A world without crime or criminals. However when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorites send the legendary detective L to track down the killer.

ChEErs :)


Monday, May 19, 2008

Ballman and ball interaction

video

The final assignment of the semester . Comments!! Comments!! comments!!! =)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

mentor newsletter

Check out shawn kelly s tips and tricks. He talks about blocking. Gr8 post

newsletter : http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/0508/

shawn kelly's tips and tricks : http://www.animationmentor.com/newsletter/0508/feature_geek.html#tipTrick

cheers:)
vinay(admin)

Pudding! (Dialogue using Ballman) ^_^

Hey monsters,
here's the "dialogue using ballman" exercise finished!

comments much appreciated! :)
thanks!

Love & Respect,
Myke.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Portal

Here's the Pantomime exercise with ballman. Finally done. =)



Friday, May 16, 2008

Goof Troop

HOhoho!! hello monsters..i finished off my sem with this animation i call it [Goof Troop -day out]..hehe...i have to polish is still ^_^ comments plZzZzz..

VERTICAL LIMIT

Hello Monsters

Since past few months I,ve been focusing on compositions. There is lot to learn about composition but I want to share with you guys what I've got till now.
Though its not directly related to Animation but As we know Animators are Film Makers. so its become very important to make every frame good and counted.Its something about lines and Shapes in any composition.

We all guys must have seen Song Tanhai From DIL CHAHTA HAI. In that songFarhan Akhtar has composed most of the scene where we can see Vertical Lines.
Vartical lines in an composition always give more Tensed situation. In contrast horizontal lines divides compostion in layer so give peaceful mood. You can see in this image.(click for clear view.) And you can figure out tht these vartical lines are not by chance but intentionally framed.

So apart from animation there are things which create the mood. So Next time if you guys layout something...give some attention to this part also. Soonly I'll be posting about Lines...and what mood they create. By thn...

NOTE : Its not necessary that Verical lines only gives tense feel. But they add lot of energy and activeness also. So make your compostion smartly.



Huuaaa....
Kasana

Thursday, May 15, 2008

GOOD LUCK Lil Monsters

Some of Our Lil Monsters have Final Jury and Submitions. Wish them best of Luck from ANIMATION MONSTERS

Huuaaaa....
Kasana

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Comparison Reel

Monsters you must download it...see how experts plan there animation...you should have it...


Here's the link.. www.jaganimations.com

Sunday, May 11, 2008

cheers Prasad


Hey fellows,
From now on, we are gonna give free waccoms every week..................... lol. Come on. just kiddin. hehe.

We started this blog to learn and promote upcoming artists and animators. From now on we are gonna promote one artist every week. This time its prasad. Check out his site.

site link
http://animablemain.blogspot.com

bloglink
http://animablemain.blogspot.com/2006/06/blog-post.html



cheers
vinay

Mike walling work flow




A fantastic workflow by mike walling

http://www.mike-walling.com/index_workflow.htm

cheers
vinay

Awesome ad

Really gr8 ad. Animated in a pupperty style



(Thanks to jean denis for the link)

cheers
vinay

Hey, monsters i am going for this weekly strip...just for fun...do keep checking it...hope you all will like it...(click the image)


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Quick Tip:Camera Rig

I know we hardly do any camera movements for our assignments at Takshaa, coz if we dont get it right it looks crappy... and as Manu Sir told us once during the class that camera movement is an Art in itself which takes quite a lot of time learn. So why is it so difficult to move the camera in CG... I think simply because it floats... doesn't have a solid ground... and the camera movements we see in the movies are so great simply because the camera is stacked on a trolley or crane or whatever the most modern equipment they use to have a precise control over the movement. Also over the period of time our eyes have accustomed to smooth camera moves. (thanks to all the movies we see). So for quite some time now i have been toying with this camera rig below and its been working fine for me, so far. But ya... this can be improved i guess... so all you monsters do let me know what are ur thoughts and please do comment if this rig can be improved.
























Waiting for ur comments,
Chintan :D

Friday, May 9, 2008

A few graphic illustrations of mine





These were done during my free time, your C&C's are welcome :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Awn Tv



Watch all the best animated shorts.

http://www.awntv.com/

cheers
vinay

Monday, May 5, 2008

New JUMP Blocking

Hey guys! .........I have worked on a new jump ........this is in the effort to put in my demo reel to show the fundamentals...........your valuable thoughts are appreciated...............:)

Thanks folks!

video

On the Bus stand

I really don't know, should i be doing this or not...but posting a old video of mine...I am working on some new animation, and will post them soon...but till now i haven't posted any of my work before, so thought to post this before i start posting my new works...hope all monster's will understand me...


On the busstand from animable on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Animal saves the planet


Hey folks,

Really super cool claymation ads by aradaman for animal planet. Got to check it out. Brilliant storytelling and its for a social purpose. Simple awesome animation. Simple stuff. But very effective. Ne way enough blabbering ...

http://animalssavetheplanet.com/


cheer:)
vinay(admin)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

(pic from myspace)


Hey people,
Wooooooooooow. Its good to be back. Sorry guys. Have been off frm the blog for 15 days. Had to meet deadlines. And good to c u guys putting up some gr8 work.And guess wat fellas. Now its ANIMATIONMONSTERS.COM..... woahhhhh(Claps).. Its the .com era. lol. Nothing just bought the domain so that u can skip typing blogspot. hehe. Ne way Another good news is, We are taking the blog to the next level. U guys will see. Its gr8 tht u guys are a part of it and without u guys it wouldn have come so far. Keep posting. Ill be regular on the blog from today. Lets create the whole monsters community. Lets hunt...

Notice: Use http://www.animationmonsters.com instead blogspot. it will redirect u directly to the blogspot.

:) cheers
vinay(Admin)

Friday, May 2, 2008

weight shift

Hey monsters!

well here's the weight shift i have been working on!


video

C&C please

Few Sketches


Medium: A3 Size - Pencil on paper


Landscapes:
Medium: A3 Size - Charcoal on paper