Oh yeah, I forgot to say I’m in my third week of Animation Mentor Term 2!
The aim of the class is to use the fundamentals we learnt last term to nail basic body mechanics.
My mentor is Leigh Rens! He’s a really nice animator originally from South Africa (eek! Springboks Rugby team!) currently working in the pre-viz department of the Disney Toons Studio. The awesome thing about his career journey is that he’s pretty much self-taught, and so he can offer some insights to animating that don’t come with having taken a degree.
Some of the assignments this term involve using a dog, which I’m really excited about! Last year for my graduate film, I learnt how difficult dogs are to animate, and so I’m glad I get a chance to learn the basics of quadreped mechanics.
Can’t wait to see how the term pans out!