Saturday, May 23, 2009

Character animation student demo reel 2009

Hey guys I'm finally a Takshaa graduate!!! I must say it's been an AWESOME AWESOME experience learning animation from some of the very best in the industry! A big hearty thanks to all those who supported me, especially my parents and my sis, they've always been by my side and have believed in me!

Well here's my animation demo reel that consists of my better student work. While I still have to polish all my work, I sure had a blast working on every piece!! Do leave your comments and critiques!


Music by: M.I.A - Paper planes (DFA remix)

Animated in: MAYA 7.0 (YouTube link, in case Vimeo doesn't work)

 Reel breakdown:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Storyboard: The mystery

This was a storyboard I did as an art assignment in Takshaa. I love doing storyboards because it takes me back to those days when I used to do comics for fun! I had a great time designing these characters and creating this whole storyboard process. I also did this to try my hand at drawing layouts, creating interesting compositions, perspective etc. The story is something I came up with when I was in the Ninth standard, so it's pretty amateurish. And in fact towards the end I had to suddenly change it due to lack of time! :D

Tapori (Hindi dialogue)

I just FREAKED out on this one!! Right from conceptualization to the end, I loved working on this piece! It's the first ever time I animated a Hindi dialogue. I also wanted to do some subtle acting this time., so it was an enormous challenge working on it! Indian acting is definitely something we should all try. It's a whole new world of acting choices!!! I really learnt a lot from this! Do check it out and pour in your C&C.

This is also officially my last assignment in Takshaa! All I'm waiting for now is the ANIMATION JURY! Fingers crossed!

P.S. For those who don't understand the language, here's the translation.

The first guy,"You know that Meena from Cheekuwadi?? The other evening, she was passing by Nautan lane. I asked her right then and there, you wanna marry me??"

The second guy,"What happened next??"

The first guy,"What could happen?? She SLAPPED me with her sandal!!"

They both start laughing!