Friday, 11 July 2014

Paper Robot House

Almost finished with a new little sculpture. I decided to continue in the style of Do The Robot, and make another paper robot. It's not only for myself though, the base of the robot is made up out of one of the wooden houses of graphic designer Koen de Wilde. He hands out these houses to anyone who wants to create something with the little wooden object. Check out his website: http://huisnr.koenst.nl/
Photo's coming soon. And in a few weeks there'll be some more news on another matter..


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Insert unoriginal title about updating my blog here

Adding new bits and pieces on this blog. A while ago I added some sections with work to this blog, since I don't have my own website yet. Currently I'm working on updating the Commissioned Work page.

I'm adding more projects, pieces of artwork from and behind the scenes photos of those projects. There's some new stuff already, so take a look!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Grim Reaper

A character design for an animation for a Dutch museum in Utrecht. I've been working on a lot of short freelance projects in Illustrator and After Effect. So it's quite nice to draw something without vectors again :)


Also, I have been very busy with these projects, it's been quite hard to squeeze in some time to work on Do The Robot. But at least I have someone working on my sky backgrounds for that film.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Drawing challenge: hybrid animals

I don't really draw that much (especially for an animator), but recently I joined a facebook drawing group with some friends. Every three days there's a new challenge, which is good because it kind of forces me to draw more. I'm not that much of an experienced drawer. I have a bit of trouble to get what I want on paper, which also prevents me from drawing more or posting them online.. which is totally stupid!

So here's the drawing, I call the creature... a Bark! (Bear-Shark hah!)


I really need to practice on shading and adding details. Also did a quick coloured version in photoshop, but I prefer the one with the visible sketchlines more.



So from today on I'm going to draw on a more regular basis. Yay!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Robot Walkcycle

I'm very busy with the compositing of my movie, and honestly, there's still too much that needs to be done. I have to go back to all the previous After Effects files, check them for little mistakes and improve them. The version for my final exam was a very quick composited version, so things such as keying are done very roughly. Sometime's it goes a little bit slow, but I'm making little bits of progress about every day.


Here's a new preview!


Saturday, 2 March 2013

I live, not they, I..

This blog is not dead! I'm currently updating the lay-out and different sections (the buttons beneath the header) bit by bit. And coming very soon is a little update about Do The Robot!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Update

It's been a while since I've updated, but here goes!
I graduated with a short version of my film on the 23rd of august. Near the end of september I had a graduation exposition where the short version of my film could be seen, and the set and puppet.






Lately I've been updating my film's facebook page more, because it's quick and easy to do. Check it out if you want to!

https://www.facebook.com/dotherobotfilm

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Led lights

Busy animating and setting up shots, working with small led lights, it's a lot of fun to do!
Sometimes I play around with the shot after I'm done animating.
Here's a photo of one of my shots, but completely in the dark. It will be fully lit in my film, but I thought it made an interesting picture.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Progress

My last shot took me 6 days to animate, most shots are animated in one or two days (disregarding the time it takes setting up the set).
Right now I'm preparing the last 3 scenes of the movie (about 14 shots). These shots are some of the most important ones for my film.

 A still from my last shot:


So there's alot of pressure to get them right!
Besides preparing the shots I also have alot of post-production work to do. 95% of the shots are shot with a greenscreen, and not all shots key out that well. Sometimes I get holes in my robot, which I have to patch up.
Otherwise some shots may look like this:


Notice the small orange dots (click to see it better), sometimes there's alot, sometimes there's none. Kinda looks like acne.


Some behind the scenes pics:

 My animating table is a huge mess as you can see. Lot's of mouth/neck replacements in this shot.


This is him after finishing the shot, I don't think he's that exited about animation anymore than I am!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sneak Peek

I'm still very very busy with animating, at the moment I have 4 scenes left, about 14 shots to animate.

I've had some camera troubles a few weeks ago, almost had to send my 60D for repairs, but luckily I found out that there was something wrong with my usb cables. Apparently when you use a usb extension cord it can frak up your camera connection on the newest imacs. The stupid part is that it cost me about a week to fix the problem, so hurray for wasting precious animation time!

Anyway, I have a small making of/teaser video for you guys. It's basically a timelapse of how I animated the robot's walkcycle, and the rough end result. It's the uncomposited version of the cycle since I really wanted to show off some animation, but I don't want to spoil anything of the film.



The cycle looks a bit jittery now, but it looks better when it actually moves forward :)