Hey everyone! Been a little while since I've posted here, my final semester of school was quite time consuming. But as of late I've tried to return to posting a bit more often; I realize that if I want to achieve a real professional level I must be producing and sharing more work, as well as helping others however I can. So with that I'd like to place a couple of things up on the chopping block. Please feel free to be as blunt or harsh as you'd like
Firstly is my senior reel; watching it I realize there is a lot I can improve on and I aim to do just that. It is nice having the reel together, though; sort of a nice thing to start building upon.
And this second thing is what the thread title is referring to: back to more basic exercises. I know my timing, spacing, acting, anticipation, follow-thru, etc. all are in desperate need of improvement. So going back and sort of relearning the basics seems like one of the best ways to go about this from what I can tell. So the following is a WIP of a simple flour sack animation I've started working on. It's barely animated and roughly timed out, but it's fun and I'm getting a kick out of trying to re-figure things out.
Really quick I'd like to ask anyone out there how they go about working on ones? Included the above test, I've primarily animated on twos--animated here and there with a mix of ones and twos, but nothing substantial--and I've been trying to get a better grasp on using ones for a while. I've been rereading the Animators Survival Kit and studying lots of animations, and I'm understanding it a bit more but I still feel like a complete noob when dealing with ones most of the time. So yes, if anyone has any thoughts on animating on ones, it would be a big help!
Thanks for looking, I'll update the animation as it goes!