...just don't throw me under it. :P
So, this is the end of week 1 Session 2 at Animation Mentor, and it's a great pleasure to be in Mike Belzers class this go 'round. But after our first Q and A last Tuesday, lets just say I'm in a bit of a panic.
Ya see, I'm not a guy who stresses out about well anything. I've got a pretty even kiel when it comes to life. So after the first week of Class 2, I'm sitting squarely on the 'do I stress out now?...or later?' fence. Seriously though, what's to get all worked up about? It's just homework right? Well yea, kinda. By the end of Class 2 (which is just a short 11 weeks away) I must be able to show visually that I understand the basics of body mechanics as it applies to animation. Sound simple right? OH HELL NO! I have to not only be aware of the 12 basic principles of animation, which we learned last term, but I also have to present that in the assignments we have to do. That's the hard part...bringing those to life in the characters we are given. Again, the premise sounds pretty easy, but when it all comes down to it, the stress comes from having to wrap these assignments in with my regular day to day life. These assignments are time consuming and semi-diffucult in execution...so I'll take a deep breath, again, and move forward one small step at a time. But on the bright side, I'm under the expert tutalige of Mike Belzer! And I'm sure as sure can get that I'm going to learn a bucketload from this guy...and if for some strange reason you do not know who he is, here's a great link to an interview.
No matter how this Class finishes out though, I'm happy to be on the bus....even if for some reason or another, by the end I may end up under it. :P
Til next time, lead an animated life!