These are a selection of clips I made on a 3 month intensive animation course at the National Film and Television School in partnership with Aardman Animations in Bristol, United Kingdom. My tutors were Inez Woldman and Loyd Price. During the course we studied walk cycles, run cycles, acting, lip-sync, impact, emotional transitions, and comedic timing. Most of the puppets were from the feature film Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists created by Aardman Animations. The video beside it is from a 3 week test I completed at LAIKA Studios. My mentor was Jason Stalman. He had me focus on walk cycles, box lifts, and weight shifts. The puppet I used was Norman from LAIKA's feature film Paranorman.
I had the honor and the pleasure of writing a student blog about the animation course that was posted on the Aardman Academy website. Every three weeks I wrote a paragraph about what I experienced during my time. I wrote mainly about the assignments that were given each week. If anyone is interested in taking the course reading these blogs might be helpful towards your decision.
Weeks 1-3 (September 24th- October 12th, 2018)
Weeks 4 - 6 (October15th- November 2nd, 2018)
Weeks 7-10 (November 5th- November 23rd, 2018)
Weeks 10 -12 (November 26th- December 14th, 2018)
Here are some behind the scenes photos. I sculpted the pig, Gib Gip.
Behind the scenes image of my final.
This is an Aardman depiction of everyone on the course illustrated by Christine Brennan.
Here is the pig I sculpted for my final. His name is Gib Gip. He is completely made from plasticine.