Time to introduce a new project to the lineup - 'The Legend of the First'.
First some backstory. Unfortunately 'Company 302' is not going ahead as planned due to various reasons. The silver lining is that all of the animators are still allowed to use the rigs produced for personal animations, they just wont be the rendered and composited result of the original project.
Since the fall through of 'Company 302' I was invited onto this new team by it's director Graham Goldsworthy. Last year I had the opportunity to work with Graham on the project 'Still Life' as one of the animators. Given the overall success of 'Still Life' I was happy to join onto this project in the place of 'Company 302'.
(Watch the 'Still Life' project here - https://vimeo.com/67155054)
The basic idea behind this new project is of an animation rig breaking free from the 'shackles of the computer' where it has been forced to obey the animator's directions. The piece will see the rig hop out of the computer screen when his animator goes for a break, explore his new environment and finally get into a small fight with the animator who is trying to order him back into the screen.
Please check out Graham's blog for a ton of more detail about the story and behind-the-scenes filming info for this project: http://grahamgoldsworthy.blogspot.co.uk/
Given the limited period of time left for the final major project I am only able to animate for a small amount of frames within this short with my sequences each lasting less than 2 seconds. However, they all give me good opportunity to animate stretchy bodymechanics movements as well as a surprised reaction shot!
'The Legend of the First' was an unexpected project in my lineup for the final major submission. However, after going over the story with the team and being assigned my shots, it has quickly become one of the projects I am looking forward to seeing in it's final form the most.