At the end of the last school year, we were divided into groups together with the CG line and got a classic film each. Our film was Kwaidan, and we were a team of 4CGs and 3 animators. We had to make a 30 seconds trailer, where we would create a twist of that film. We found the story together and we also helped with the character designs, and since September the CGs were working on storyboarding, creating the models, and texturing them, and the rigs. During that time we were gathering all together in order for us (the animators) to give feedback for each phase of the project. After the rigs were almost ready, we came into play, and were animating for 2 and a half weeks. The CGs then took our animations, and lit and rendered the final product.
I must say that i consider myself very lucky to be a part of such a nice team, and i was BLOWN OUT by the final outcome!!!! Here you can see some of the concepts: http://kwaidanthetrailer.tumblr.com/ The second post from the bottom has some of my designs for the Lucas character.
I was also lucky to be the lead animator!
Be amazed (do yourselves a favour and watch it in HD, full screen):
I animated mostly Lucas, in the first and final shot, and the two shots where he's running up the pillar, doing a back flip and then lands, and lastly, the big ball character, when he turns towards the camera. I will put my shots separately in my mid year showreel, which i will probably upload during the holidays.
Also, don't miss checking out the rest of the projects, they're great as well!!!:
Night on Earth