Thursday, September 30, 2010

Incremental #2

Punch sequence - 4 through 8. I liked how these came out and this was my favorite of the sequential movements.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bouncing Ball

Bouncing Ball from Mike Kelly on Vimeo.

My bouncing ball sequence, it has some issues that I can now see (while posting this) and will go back into to correct.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Incremental #1

The incremental drawings came naturally since I had done this before in Sajovic's figure drawing. I know this is essential in the study of animation in the real world and felt more "in tune" since I had studied the figure and tried to take as many figure drawing classes I could get my hands on. I hope we do more of these in the future; the static figure is not that fun.


Pendulum from Mike Kelly on Vimeo.

This assignment was a real eye opener in terms of how we interpret movement. I found certain, almost obvious, principles in movement of the object we perceive in the real world. I found that motion blur was almost/is the idea of stretch in animation, noticing that minutia in movement, for me, gives it an almost naturalistic movement.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Incremental Study #1

A study of Muybridge's cat locomotion, I added a few simple lines to show some sort of framework from this sequence.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Metamorphosis from Mike Kelly on Vimeo.

I jumped into the metamorphosis with a tabula rasa, I didn't wish to plan anything prior to animating the sequence. I did notice the importance for variance in the movement and flow of the subjects, whether that be "ease in/out" or some sort of stretch or bend. I have no prior experience in making animation as far as making a short or film, so I almost felt crazy when I saw the short, I kept thinking ", I made this..." I did show my friend Justin, and all that I got was "...huh, that's cool..." The hardest task in the project, for me, was the transition between the meta- and the "local" sequences. I found that some sort of outline of the "local" was imperative to complete the transition without it looking too off or guessed. I think I'll study the Survival Book a few more times on timing and next time I'll vary my movements in more ways than one.