Since uni finished I have unfortunately not had much time for a break!
However, now back on track with planning new animations and it feels great to be in that process again. Since last year I have found a job in a school and barwork in the evenings - the only downside is this gave me very few opportunities to give my animations the time they need to really get off the ground properly! My harddrive was slowly filling up with half-started projects and scene files.
Now I am setting more time aside for it and suddenly things are getting done!
Kick-starting this new plan is my entry for the 11 Second Club last month.
I had a lot of fun on this project - partially because of the dialogue itself and partly because it reminded me of how much fun it is to simply sit and animate again! Although I did not manage to completely polish and render this piece for the competition I have had some great feedback from it and hope that I can build on the suggestions for a more well rounded dialogue piece.
I have just finished last month's 11 Second sound clip. It is a dual-dialogue piece again but this time I put more physical movement into their actions from the way they are talking to each other - both sounds pretty tired! Pushing their poses and paying more attention to their changes of expressions was a bigger challenge on this one - and I'm was very excited when it started to work! :)
In the downtime the plan is to go back to both competition entries and work back into them, feeding in the comments and advice I've received since.