Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy new year!!

Hey guys I wish you a happy new year!! lot of animations to do again in 2012 but now it's time to relax and have good times with friends! See you next year!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Class 5 Week 11

Hey guys, here is the final (for the moment and before class 6) version of the shot. Renders are not the finals, I need to work more on the lighting to have something more smooth and nice to watch. Hope you like it, now it's time to have a break after this exhausting term!
See you!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Class 5 Week 9

Hey guys just a quick upload to show you my refinig pass!
Still need to work on all shots...
Hope you like it

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Class 5 Week 8

Hey guys here's my assignment for this week, I haven't got the time to work on it a lot because I had a very busy week, hopefully I will work on it more next week!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Class 5 Week 7

Hey guys just a quick upload of the facial expressions I've done since the beginning of class 5. I'll try to upload my new version of the 2 characters shot at the end of the week.... If I have time :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Class 5 Week 6

Hey guys! Here's my new 2 characters shot. I'm working on it since 3 weeks but unfortunatly I have a lot of work in my office so I can't spend as much time as I would like to. I'm still struggling with the acting for the man, I think I'm gonna delete all the keys of the 2 first shot for the man and redo everything because I'm not pretty satisfied with it!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Class 5 Week 3

My first acting shot is now over!!!!!!!!!!!!!! until class 6 hehe!!
Now I have to focus on the very last assignment which is going to be hard because we have to animate 2 characters in 8 weeks. It seems to be a lot of time for only 2 characters and 360 frames but I haven't do this before so I'm a bit scared :S
First of all I have to choose a line of dialogue that I love the most and try to find a great context for telling this story.... I think I'm gonna have some restless night AAAAAHHH!!!

Here's the polished version of the first acting shot! Hope you like it

Friday, October 7, 2011

Class 5 Week 1

Hey guys!
For the beginning of class 5 we have to add the facial expressions to our previous assignment. This week we had an awesome lecture of Victor Navone on how we can adjust the face of a character to increase the realism of a face, lot of thing to think of like the shape of the eyes, brows and mouth...
So there's a lot of work to come héhé!!

Here's my assignment for this week! Hope you like it

Monologue with facial from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

End of Class 4

Hey guys!
End of class 4 and here's the last version of my first acting shot. In one week I will start class 5 and add the facial expressions to finish this shot.
Time flies so quick and I learned so much with Mark Pullyblank (my mentor this term)
I'm really looking forward to start class 5 next week!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Class 4 Week 7

Hi guys! here is my blocking pass for my acting shot ever :)
The Line comes from a movie called "The Bellboy" with Jerry Lewis.
Hope you like it

Monologue Blocking Pass from Alex Ronco on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Class 4 Week 5

Hi guys! Here is the final version of my poor little kid who wanted to have a huge lollypop but unfortunatly had no money. There's still a lot of area that I can tweak but for now I have to focus on my next assignment and find some lines to act on. I will polish this shot in my class 6 I think.
Hope you like it ;)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Class 4 W1, 2 & 3

Hey guys! Class 4 begins!! for the first assignment, we have to make a pantomime shot with Stewie and try to have some contrast in the acting without having facial expression (except the eyes).
I decided to make a shot with a poor little kid that want to have a big lolli but have no money to buy it. It's a pretty sad shot haha!
Here is the planning of Week 1, the blocking pass of Week 2 and the first splinning pass of Week 3!
Hope you like it :)

Blocking pass

First Spline pass


Monday, June 20, 2011

Class 3 is over!!

Hey guys!! I haven't been posting for a while because I have to say that class 3 is really hard and if you want to decent to show, you have to work a lot on your polishing!
So the only thing I can show you now is the final animjam of class 3. I know that I will redo all in class 6 and I'm happy with this idea because right now I think that it needs a lot more polishing in the 3 shots and I'm not really happy with the second one but for now, I have to think of what I'll do for my next class and find a good idea for the first assignment of my acting class.
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Class 3 Week 4

Hey everybody! I've just finished (for the moment :) my first shot of Class 3. I had my crit from my mentor and there's some stuff to tweak again but I will do that later this week or this month if I haven't enough time. I'm pretty happy with it and now I have to focus and my next shot this week!
Here is the "final" version of the first shot, hope you like it :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Class 3 Week 1, 2 & 3

Hi guys, I've started class 3 there is 3 weeks ago with my new mentor, Melanie Cordan (she works at PDI Dreamworks, and she's really an awesome teacher), and I have really some fun doing my animjam assignment. I've chosen to do an Aladdin style exercise because in my opinion, he represents this kind of character which is very agile and acrobatic which is great for an advanced body mechanics class :)
Here is my first scene, a lot of stuff to polish but it will be my mission for this week!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Class 2 is over!

Hi guys, this is the end of our class 2, no breaks between the Class 2 and 3 to have a rest :)
That class was more harder than the previous one, for me, but I learned a ton of super things that will help me in my futur animations... Hopefully :) !!
Here is the last version of my Football player assignment, not yet finished but I have to think about my next animations :D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Class 2 Week 8 and 9

The time passes so fast, we soon arrive at the end of the class 2. I have less and less time to keep this blog updated. Here is my non polished pass of my third and last assignment of this term. I'll post in 2 weeks the final version! Hope you like it :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Class 2 Week 5 6 7

Hey guys!
I had a hard time at my work so I haven't post anything since 3 weeks. Here is the "final" (I'm sure I'm gonna make some changes again and again) of my second assignment for Class 2. I've tried to make a more realistic animation, hope that works :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Class 2 Week 4

Hey! Here comes the final shot for my first assignment in Class 2, I've polished my animation the best I could, I'm sure there is a lot of area to improve but I will comeback to it later when I will be better... or dead :) Hope you like it!

For my next assignment, I've chosen the jump up and off a box (bench for me), it's the first time we're gonna use Stewie Rig, but we learn step by step because for this animation we don't have arms on the rig which is pretty cool for the moment :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Class 2 Week 3

Hey guy!
I had some notes from my mentor last week and I decided to try my animation in spline this week, so there it is!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Class 2 Week 1 & 2

Hey Guys!
It's been a while since my last post, we had a break during this winter between Class 1 and Class 2. For this class I have the chance to have Elliott Roberts as my mentor once again, it's really a pleasure because I love to learn with him. He has so much experience and he's so nice with us.
So for the first 4 weeks, I've choosen the Ballie jump 180° assignment and after making some video ref, I've started my first blocking pass. I think that it needs some more tweaking but for the moment I'm waiting for crits from my classmates.

I just wanted to show you too the last post of my classmate Nic from Canada. Read it and you will understand what AM meens for us....