In this course, we will go through the process of creating an Animated short film.
We will start of with how I find inspiration in every day activities, and how to evolve a story so that it will be interesting. From here we will record the reference footage which will be our story board. We will then go into ways of finding locations to tell the story. Next we will focus on sourcing 3D characters and assets from different applications and sources to find the one that suits you. Next we will focus on modeling and texturing the environment. I will go through the basics so that you will get a greater understanding of how to use the 3D application Blender. Once the environment is created, we will then go through the process of creating the actual animation. Here I will show you tips that I use to create the best possible animation with what ever skill level you have. Once we have decided that the animation is as complete, we will go through critiquing and the final polish. We will add sound for the final touch and our short film will come alive.
By the end, we will have a completed short film that can be shown at film festivals.
I have currently been using Blender for three years with a focus on hard surface modelling and animation. Blender has appealed to me as my primary tool as there is such a strong community that follows it. There are always people to help, as well as people available to help.
I have a background in acting and creating short films for over a decade. This is what made me change to a 3D artist. I wanted to continue to work with film, but at my own pace. Working with film makers meant that I would need to revolve around their schedule, where as a 3D artist, I am able to go at my own pace and have more control over what I produce.
I am currently Married with two children under the age of 5, and Family is the most important thing to myself. This was another reason why become a 3D animator appealed to me as it would not interfere with family life.
Through out my life I have already achieve many of my goals that I have. At the moment my life goal is to work on a feature film one day and be able to tell people "I made that" and to be proud of what I have accomplished.