Friday, April 27, 2012

Andreas Deja

Yesterday and today was a glorious day for animation in Viborg! We had Andreas Deja giving a 2 hour lecture this morning, and yesterday i was honoured and lucky to interview him for the school's website!

For those who don't know who Andreas Deja is (shame on you), he's been an animator at Disney for 30 years, since The Black Cauldron times. He's been a supervising animator for characters like Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Gaston (Beauty and The Beast), Jaffar (Aladdin), Triton  (The Little Mermaid), Scar (Lion King), Adult Hercules (Hercules) Lilo (Lilo & Stitch), and Mama Odie (The Princess and The Frog).

What can i say more... Just that Lion King was the first movie i saw at the cinema when i was a kid. Very strong movie, and his work speaks by itself!

You can visit his blog with great material for study:

I'm outta here...

Drawing Gaston 

Drawing Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Drawing Jafar (Aladdin)

Comparing the design of Shere Khan (The Jungle Book) with that one of Scar (Lion King)

Comparing the design of Kaa (The Jungle Book) with Juju (The Princess and The Frog)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Acting croquis

Bonus post coming!

Today there was an acting croquis afternoon session. So, chance to upload some more sketches (the first 2 pics) forever forgotten in my hard drive. 
It was mostly 1 min sketching today. I have a lot of fun with those! It differs from nude croquis a lot, since it contains acting, and there's not much time for details, so the focus is in the essence of the pose, with the neccessary details to establish the "set up" of the pose. These are for example props that communicate what the model is doing. Facial expessions play also quite an important role in some of the poses.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Short live action film

This last week, we were supposed to come up with a story and shoot a short film composed of 5 shots only. The theme was "someone giving something to someone else". We had to explore the tools of cinematography and choose those that best communicated our story.

Thanks to my awesome team (Edith, Unnur, Lars, Anne Katrine, Søren) for making this week a blast!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Showreel 2012

Ladies and gendlemen, I present my showreel to you. Made some small changes in my "official" blog as well

Some of my older videos will disappear, because i have deleted them, since i have newer, better versions in my showreel

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Randers Rainforest

So i finished my showreel, but there are a few small things i'm considering to adjust, that's why i haven't uploaded it yet.

On Thursday, i went to this Rainforest-zoo place in a city one hour from Viborg. It was great, a very interesting experience indeed!! There were three domes, three different regions of the world: South America, Asia, Africa, and in each one of them, they were trying to simulate the environment as well. A non-artist friendly environment in a few words! Very humid and warm, especially at higher places that you could reach with stairs. There was this bird, that was at the highest place of the zoo that you could reach, warm as hell, that i couldn't help but take out my watercolors and sketch its colors!! It's the first sketch below.

You could also enter a cave-like, dark and kinda scary place, where bats were flying free. Eeeeek!! The monkeys were running free like most of the animals, and i had the chance to get very close to them. I touched this very small one, and after that a guy was looking weird at me. Later i saw this sign saying: "Don't touch the animals". I guess that was the reason :o)

Note: All the sketches, apart from the last one, are watercolors. I hope you enjoy!