Senior Thesis – Graduation Animation

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/66172068″>”Luxy NYE: HSU-NAMI” Doug Meloche</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4679231″>DrMeloche</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Music video was wrapped up for graduation. It still needs work. I have a collaborator who wants to work with me on trimming some scenes, backgrounds, and fx tunning. Looking forward to working with him on that.

Progress Update

https://vimeo.com/61907835

Sorry for my prolonged absence, but now I’m back. With exciting developments to add. All animation was finished 6 weeks ago.
I have been coloring for the past 4 weeks, and now a total of 18 shots are colored. With 24 remaining and six weeks to tackle the project, everything’s shaping up nicely.

This progress check features some color shots, but those are not the final comps (missing digital VFX and backgrounds). So trust me, the final look’s going to blow you away.

More updates tomorrow!

New Pencil Animation

The final stages of the the animation process are drawing near. Here are a few pencil tests taken from my most recent work. At the start of February, all rough animation will be complete. My final semester at KCAI will be dedicated to coloring, compositing, and editing. I’m in good shape to meet my deadline in May.

My homemade multi-plane camera system is reaching completion as well. I’ll be able to produce clean and consistent tests with this little marvel. Just cut a hole in an old coffee table and I’ll be attaching a camera mount for my DSLR.

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Practical Uses For Old Furniture
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New Pencil Tests!!

I’ve been chipping away at the colossal block of animation which is my senior film (music video). You can see the old pencil tests in the animatic, but here’s what I’ve produced in addition to those. So, I have about the first minute done. YAY!

PENCILDUMP 01 from DrMeloche on Vimeo.

Animatic Finalized

I have  the animatic finalized as far as shots, compositions, and timing. Little tweeks will be made as needed, but for the most part it’s done. I have a shot list put together, and I’ll have my rough animation completed in an update later today.

Final Animatic “HSU-NAMI” Senior Film, Music Video from DrMeloche on Vimeo.

Animatic Progress

Will have rough animation posted once I have it in a presentable format. I’ve finished animating about the first minute in rough animation and chunks of finished shots. Official presentation of progress in October 22. Wil have comprehensive progress report assembled by that time.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49729609″>Senior Thesis “Hsu-Nami Music Video” Rough Animatic</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user4679231″>DrMeloche</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

MAPA Animation Celebration 2012

My Film “REMIX” will be featured at the Kansas City Animation Celebration, hosted by the Midwest Association of Professional Animators (MAPA).
It would be much appreciated if you could come out an support me and my class mates. The works of my classmates Ryan Comiskey and Trent Coffin are also playing at this festival. Below is the date and address.

MAPA Animation Celebration Sept. 8 at the Boulevard Drive-in, 1051 Merriam Lane  Kansas City, KS 6610

For more information: http://www.kcanimators.net/

“Remix” ©2012 Douglas R. Meloche from DrMeloche on Vimeo.

“HSU-NAMI: Luxy NYE” Progress Report

FirstTest_”HSU-NAMI – Luxy NYE” music video from DrMeloche on Vimeo.

With the new school semester kicking off, I have been hard at work producing finished animation to present. Also, I have finalized conceptual art (model sheets) for characters below. Enjoy.

BCA FX – Lightning Research

Having started my class with Adam Phillips on Bitey.com, I have produced some research animations of lightning. I also learned how to export GIF’s from photoshop…Smashing!

CLICK IMAGES TO SEE IN MOTION

The first two were attempts at nailing down the basic principles and pacing


These last two were turned in to meet specific criteria from the assignment. Each bolt must behave in varied ways while still conveying believable motion.

CLICK IMAGES TO SEE IN MOTION

Very Silly GIF’s

Not too long ago I discovered how to make animated web gifs. I went a tad overboard. because of how wordpress works, you need to click them

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