Saturday, August 23, 2008

Animation Mentor getting more expensive...

Hey guys,

I just read the following article on the AM page. If you want to be part of AM then do it now and save about $1000! I can't recommend this program enough. If you register for it you can even drop my name as a reference with my email...

So, if you need one more reason to sign up for animation mentor, then watch their student summer showcase...

Anyway, better do it now, than being sorry later =)


"Want to help your friends and family save some green? Let them in our little secret.

Tuition prices for Animation Mentor’s new curriculum will be going up for new students starting next year. But if they’ve been thinking about joining the program, they can still get this year’s rates, if they act now!

If they apply and are accepted for Winter Term 2009, and pay a $500 deposit before 12 PM Pacific Standard Time on Oct. 31, 2008, they can get our brand new curriculum at old curriculum prices. That's a savings of $1,075 for our entire 18-month program. This offer is only applicable to Winter Term 2009 which starts on Jan. 5, 2009. Payment information will be sent upon acceptance into the program.

Please spread the word!! Thank you!

The Animation Mentor Staff"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

No country for old men...

As I mentioned before, some AM alumni are currently cooking up a little shortfilm, just for kicks. I had to be done early with my part of it and here it is. I might have time to do one more revision at the end August, to get rid of some intersections with the floor, double check the arcs etc... but in general I had little time to animate on this. In total I would say it was about 2-3 days (next to work)... hard to gauge since it was always at night and on the weekends.

Our story (which is just part of a "bigger" story) is about an old man that tries to cross a street but gets hit by a ball over and over again... finally the man gets really angry and wants to hit the ball... then this is what happens which "concludes" our part of the shortfilm. I'm lucky to work with really talented people in my shortfilm group: Alexiss Memmot (now at BlueSky), Alex Zemke, David Andrade, and Alejandro Chavero Sousa... so it's going to be a lot of fun seeing it all come together...

720p no motion blur
NTSC no motion blur

720p with motion blur

NTSC with motion blur

Happy animating, Lx

Have fun,