Saturday, December 18, 2010
People I've met from 2009 - 2010 end. Time to make more name cards....
The odd thing though is still the spiral which David Freeman drew in my sketch, I wonder what he really meant...
By the way, it wasn't thrown into an Xray machine, I just accidentally inverted the colors in Photoshop and ran with it, it just looks more interesting than black on white :)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Thoughts of You
Dir. & Animated by ~ Ryan Woodward
Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Should check out the other videos as well, its worth watching :)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
"When The One Academy honor me the Platinum Achievement Award and recognize my contribution to the 3d community and industry, the first thing that came into my mind is " I am lucky enough to have a team that is willing to go through all the hardship and challenges with me, always pushing the limits and most importantly having faith in my Vision. " Without you guys/girls , our Vision will never be emplify . The Award is belong to everyone that has contribute their heart and soul into Passion Republic and i am honor to work and grow along side with you guys/girls :) Cheers and Million Appreciations !!!"
~ Ng Aik Sern
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Apparently I don't, well not in my animation.... physicality polish means nothing if an animated shot is lifeless and uncharacteristic and just down right boring to watch. Need to go learn some appeal. Any way, got 12th place for last months entry, mediocre but you guys have got to check out The Winning Entry by Abraham Aguilar, it's really really really one of the best 3d entries I've seen on 11 second club and it sure has appeal.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Please feel free to give your comments what you like what you don't like and should be removed and how it could be better any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
After putting the Dec2009 entry on the shelf for a few months and finishing it off recently, I thought I'd just throw this up and see if I can get some comments, crits and opinions from you guys. Was experimenting 2d with 3d as well as manual 2d camera panning. The 2d character tends to go off model, didn't pay enough attention to my model sheet. I did however add in some subtle SoundFX and slightly adjusted the original audio track though.
Might take a while to load, its about 13Mb.
Will post the WIP breakdown soon.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The following photos were taken back in Dec'09 while working on my 11 sec December entry (which is yet to be completed). I was shooting my completed 2d frames at that time when I was suddenly zapped in the head and had this ridiculous idea of a 3rd person view self portrait. I was about to update it in Feb but came across the KL Photo awards which I thought I have a go at...... wished I'd spent the 80 bucks entry fee on buying DVD's instead.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Found it very refreshing, entertaining and really different from any animated film shown in cinema's nowadays. It's an animated musical romance film roughly based off the Ramayana and interlaced is a small fragment life story of the director, Nina Paley. Stylistically its a hod~podge of 3 styles; 2d flash, 2d drawn on cintiq, and cutout animation. In some ways feels a bit like a Ralph Bakshi's film minus the vulgarity.
The 20's, 30's blues music used in this film was sung by the radio star ~ Annette Hanshaw (1901 ~ 1985)
Interview with Nina Paley on her film and copyrights;
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
"Logorama, a stunning film by French collective H5 (filmmakers Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain), is a violent, profane, action-packed caper set in a world comprised entirely of well-known corporate logos and mascots."
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
So... I was day dreaming childhood memories of cartoons I've watched when I was like 5 but never realized what they were about nor what they were called and they were just soooo cool!..... well back then. A pang of nostalgia hit me and I just felt like searching the intro to those "cool" 80's ~ **"Western Anime" cartoons such as Thunder Cats, Ghost Busters, Voltron, Saber Riders & The Star Sheriff, Robotech/Macross, Jem and Mask (the one's with big helmets and changing automobiles, not the green face guy). And the intros are still great to watch because most of the production money went into this 30 -40sec montage thus higher frame rate with cooler effects and opening theme song :)
**I don't really know what to call these cartoons because they weren't Warner Bros, Disney, Hanna Barbara nor anything similar to the limited Saturday cartoons and they do look and feel more like Anime, so I call them "Western Anime", was probably shipped to Japan to be animated anyway....
Getting back to point ~ back when I was like 5, I also remembered a cartoon which had really cool 6 wheeled racing cars which could transform (anything that transformed was automatically cool when you're 5), so went Googling and found the anime. Cyber Formula is an Original Video Anime (OVA) which means it was created originally as an anime TV series, usually Japanese anime series are either based off existing manga or stories.
The anime is about the young drivers, advancing technology in the cars and the racing sport which is similar to F1 except with really advanced technological vehicles installed with AI guidance and not forgetting the ridiculous Jet Boosters propelling the cars up to 600kph. The race cars themselves were cool but sort of strange and really outlandish to have a 4 to 8 wheeled steering/driving chasis and thought that it was just as a design appeal for the anime.... . . . . . . . . .
Apparently 6 wheeled F1 cars actually existed back in the 70's, they were experimenting on traction and steering control, you can read more about it on Forix as well as the following wiki articles;
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Randy Pausch Last Lecture ~ Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
Worse come to worse at least I hope you learned some expression, gestures and body language of a speaker at a forum.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Aaaaaaah, the essential thin dry piece of mashed bleached wood pulp we artist use daily for our sketches, notes and art. So, I was shopping around for animation paper the other day and so far the only 2 places where they sell actual B4 Size punched animation paper are at Vision Art (Sunway) and Venus Art (Petaling Street).
Unfortunately...... Vision Art sells a stack of 450pcs @ RM25, and Venus Art sells an old musty branded stack of 100pcs @ RM80 :|
Soooo, thought to my~self why not go hunt down a paper supplier and see if I can get my hands on a box of un~punched B4 and go punch it my self at TOA (owns an animation paper puncher), and found a place in Klang thanks to my friend Bryant :)
Lian Peng Stationary sells a box(5 x 450pcs) of B4 @ RM75, economically wise I could save half the price for a stack of punched B4 and double my quantity of animation paper if I had bought the paper alone and punched it myself instead of getting it from Vision...
So I did :)
Oh and I found an odd stack of F4 sized paper..... it's like A4 but wide screen :) I just couldn't resist and bought a stack to punch for experimenting for next time. It's fun prepping your own animation paper, its like prepping a magazine of ammo to be wasted by a machine gun. Helps to discourage me from wasting paper anyway :)
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Unfortunately this particular piece of dialog doesn't allow much in the way of subtext or changes. he says what he feels and there are not really any emotional changes. So in terms of acting, its hard to do anything REALLY interesting other then what is obvious. having said that,. the only suggestions I think I can offer on this piece is that the lip-sync feels just a little bit off. It might be a good experiment to make the audio play a frame or two later. I understand the filmic reason for cutting away to the other characters but sometimes when the principle character is NOT talking is the best opportunity for the acting.
I guess the main thing you could ask yourself with this piece or if you are moving forward on another is "what is it the character is NOT saying, but is feeling and thinking" And show THAT! It will be far more interesting. And I think for that you need context, a situation. I think your work is good, there is not much to say technically, just think of the "story" for the next one. and what is the un-obvious and complicated emotion or idea that you as the animator can simply communicate?
Hope that helps!
Also check out his tutorial for 3D World;
If you guys got anything else to critic just post it up in the comments, I'll be refining this entry.
Happy New Year 2010!