Class 4! Wow! Now we got a full character rig, complete with facial controls. Thats a lot of controls :)
My new class is pretty much my old one. I know most of them from previous classes and the new guys seems really cool. Its going to be another super quarter. We had a great q&a this week where everybody where introduced and we met our new mentor.
My mentor is Sean Sexton from Dreamworks Feature Animation. Supernice guy! Here's his bio:
Sean Sexton is currently an animator at Dreamworks Feature Animation. Sean graduated from the traditional animation program at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, N.J. then started his career as a Character Layout Artist/Animator on Matt Groening's Futurama. After four years on Futurama he left to work on Dreamworks' "Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas". He then made the switch to computer animation for "Sharktale", Aardman's "Flushed Away", "Over the Hedge", and is now currently working on Jerry Seinfeld's "Bee Movie". Sean's favorite movie is "Jaws" and feels that it is still not safe to go back in the water.
This quarter is going to be awesome. For our assignment, we had to thumbnail and block in the facial animation on the shot we did last term.
Here's my assignment:
And here's the thumbnails: