Modelling Reel

Modelling Reel shot list: Contact details over a shot from the end of my grad film, Last Strike. Fireplace model on turntable. Main prop for grad film, an electric hearth influenced by elements of early Art Deco style Rolls Royce. Modelled, textured and lit. Character model on turntable. Main character from grad film, little match […]

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Lighting Reel

Lighting Reel shot list: Contact details over a shot from the end of my grad film, Last Strike. Colour and lighting scheme meant to play on contrast between hot and cold. Shot from grad film, Last Strike. POV from inside the shop window to feature animation of match girl model/rig rig. Primary light source is […]

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8 Takeaways from TAAFI 2016 by a Toonsmith

8 Takeaways from TAAFI 2016 by a Toonsmith

TAAFI poster (art by Nneka Myers / TAAFI) I just got back from 4 days at TAAFI 2016, the Toronto Animated Arts Festival International event. I came in with two purposes: to make connections for job leads and to learn as much as I could. Based on my half-filled sketchbook of notes and the page […]

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The first render’s the cheapest…

The first render’s the cheapest…

So, this is my first rendering of my first animated project in my Computer Animation class. I don’t think I had anything that came out of my first round of schooling in 3D animation that I wouldn’t have considered an exercise. I refer to this render as being cheap, not because it didn’t take a […]

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A Tale of Two (well, kinda three) Films

A Tale of Two (well, kinda three) Films

On the last day of my first week of school, I was faced with a conundrum: or Do I stay on campus for a free afternoon screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” 1 and 2, as was recommended by my professor that morning, which was enticing an audience with the promise of free pizza […]

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