Hey, so I’ve now been at Tippett for a week, it’s all going great.
Monday I finished up a walkcycle and a runcycle that I started last week. During the runcycle I discovered the facial controls, so I pulled the guy’s tongue out and had it flapping in the wind. (You know, because otherwise it’s just a runcycle…) When my supervisor came over to look at it, he said “What’s going on with his tongue? This isn’t a cartoon!”
I’m excited to get a taste of a different animation style. Most of the classes I’ve taken at the Academy have taught animation the Pixar way, which is all well and good, but not the only style in the world. The Tippett animation is really physical, and very realistic, and it’s going to be great getting that kind of critique.
Oh, and they hooked me up with this sweet keyboard.