Class 2: Done and Done

Well Guys,

Class 2 is just about done. This was a fun quarter and I learned a great deal about body mechanics. I never knew how much work it was until I really got into it. The one major thing I'm taking from this class is the hygiene of a shot. They touched base about it in class one but when there's a full body involved, you really have to make sure every movement in the shot is clean. And when I say movement, I'm talking about the arcs, path of action and also the keys and curves within the curve editor. It's a grueling task and it takes hours but in the end, it's worth it.

Also, my professor Steve Cady was a great teacher. He was very OCD about the poses and the cleanliness of a shot but it really helped in the end. Well, here is my progress reel for class's one and two.


Chris Silva's Class2 Progress Reel from Chris Silva on Vimeo.

Now, it's time for some Christmas break. Talk to you guys soon.


Scarmbled Escapes

Hey Guys and Gals,

This is the final assignment for Class 2. It was a whole lot of fun and a pretty good challenge. The arms were a pain in the butt at times, but over all I think it is the strongest peace of the quarter. It's funny to see the jumps from blocking to final, a huge difference.


Timing and Posing Pass:

Blocking Pass:

Refining Pass:

Polishing Pass:

Final Pass:

There she is. I hope you enjoyed it. In the next couple of days I will have a compilation of my class 2 assignments. Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.



Hey Guys,

Here is my next assignment for Class 2. I went with a Parkour test. (no arms) It was a challenge and I would change a few things but overall it gets the point across. If something looks familiar, it would be the glasses from the last test. It will all make sense when you see my final assignment for Class 2, which will be up in the next few weeks. Enjoy.

Planning Sketches:

Rough Planning animation:




Talk to you in a few weeks!