Sunday, September 14, 2014
Animation Mentor Class 4 - Lipsync with a flustered office worker
Ugh, I did not like working on lipsync. The sound clip just gets lodged in my head, and eventually, it just went flat. Moreso than other animations, more I hear it and see it, the harder it is for me to view my work critically.
I think that picking out the sound clip was also very difficult for me. It's easy for my mind to go with pure fantasy and just imagine a really cool fighting combo, or a cute interaction, or a broad motion. But when the sound came first, and without context, it was really difficult to put a scene to it, let alone with a camera, environment, and subjects. If it already went through visualization, I bet it would have been much easier for me to make the animation itself. But layout and storyboarding a dialogue piece was far more difficult than any other piece I've done.
I don't think I'd call this demo-reel material. It was fantastic practice, and it was really helpful at telling me what I enjoy working on (or don't.) It just seems to lack the interesting bits that are in many of my older animations.