It's Monday morning and I'm still waking up, but I just wanted to post my thoughts on the Best Animated film of 08. Last night at the Oscars Wall-E won the Oscar. Now, I do think Wall-E was ground breaking and fun, and deserves all the high praise it's recieved. But the truth is I think Kung Fu Panda was the best animated file of the year. And let's be honest most of the animation community felt that was as well. It took home this years Annie award for that honor.
My reasons for this are pretty simple. Both were entertaining, and beautiful looking and had flawless animation. And Wall-E took a lot of chances which is something that I think is incredibly important. While Kung Fu Panda was not so much about breaking new ground, as it was about making a really classic and entertaining animated action film. And in the end I felt that it was the more entertaining movie.
Are the Oscars flawed? I don't really think that's a question anymore. To this day, I will never forget the moment, Dances With Wolves won an Oscar over Goodfellows. Really? Do you know anybody who still watches Dances With Wolves?
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This weeks assignment got a whole lot more challenging. We are supposed to animate a ball through a simple obstacle course. The idea of this assignment is to demonstrate the principals of squash ans stretch as well as anticipation. 2 of the 12 principals of animation. See i"m learning already.
So far my classes have been great. What I like is that we are kept really busy with assignments. It's no joke that each week I'm already spending 10-15 hours on my assignments. And this is just class one. I've been told the assignments will grow and the we could easily be putting 25+ hours in a week toward the end.
I guess the reason I'm talking about this is because I can tell that the challenge for me is simple going to able to balance this with work (full-time 40 hours a week), my life (or lack of) and grad classes. Luckily I'm not taking any classes this semester, but I don't see I'll be able to fit it all in.
Okay, this is kinda of interesting it's my planning for this weeks assignment. See if you can spot the irony.