Saturday, February 24, 2007

She's hot.

Here's another plug.

Hyunjung Rhee
So I was checking my friend's website and found that she finally finished her short film project that she was mentioning. That's basically story about me being pervert, because I was saying "oh, she's hot" whenever I found a cute girl. Alright Hyunjung, I know you're shooting to be nice to me but, what have you done!? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?

Sungjin Ahn
Another plug is Sungjin Ahn, who finally compiled his demoreel lately. His Pixar 3 class stuff, called Virgin Voyage, came out really good. Since this was his second time taking Pixar 3 and he's one of the keenest animation student I've ever met, his effort should be paid off.

It's always good to see a work from my friends. I guess it's time for me to show my stuff then.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


I'm slowly working on my project. I'm still not really sure how it goes.

So, I've just finished the animation that I was working on at the office. That was quick 3 weeks project, then while our Rigging dept. has not many things to do, I've got assigned to do another episodes of animation as well, which I definitely consider as a great opportunity for me.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Experiencing TV Production.

Sorry for not having any doodles lately, but I rather have my thought right now.

So I started animating at work. It's quite simple character for kids (nealy primitive if I could say), each episodes run about 1 min, my buddy made a model and rig, I'm taking care of animation but I also have to do rendering as well. So given time for me, which is 3 weeks by now, is not quite enough to get my satisfaction. I was used to spend 3 weeks to finish 300 frames for class. Guess how many time I got here for my first 350 frames. It was 2 days. That sounds more like insane actually, but that's exactly what is happening to me right now.

There's one thing that school never taught us, Efficiency. When I was taking Pixar class at the Academy, the whole environment was so ideal, just so ideal. We got 3 weeks for 300 frames, getting great critiques from teachers, spend some time critique each other and discuss about animation all day long with my friends. I guess not every production has such an ideal environment while they are having multiple projects going at the same time.

Plus, a quality that client expects us to achive is quite low I say. It may not be for all TV production but maybe because I'm working at Japanese production. Sadly but it's true that Japanese 3d animation is poorly executed over the years. I was surprised at the fact that some of supervisor laughing at the importance of Illusion of Life. man.... Japanese should honor the fact that we *do* have great talented animators in 2d production tho.

I would consider myself as lucky just because I still can have fun animating character for kids (well, I like cutie fluffy thingie more than dragons and warriors and stuff). In fact that's really great thing that I can make money by doing what I really want to do, u know.

If some of you found my experience interesting, cool that means I didn't waste my time writing some thoughts on my blog. I would write more of my experiences if my time allows.

I saw some of movies btw, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Nacho Libre. Man, Rushmore is such an incredible piece of work. I saw Royal Tenens first, and kinda hooked, not strongly tho. Then Rushmore, it's already been added to my list of the movies that I think I'm happy to see before I die.