Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Illusion of Life

So in the Animation Program at BYU there's a class for sophomores to take called "The Illusion of Life". It basically allows for exploration into any four of eight or so different fields of animation while keeping a single story/set of characters in mind. It's pretty awesome, but WAY intense-- at least 20 pages of research and reference are expected for any assignment. It's great though because it really helps to get you in the mindset that the pros are in-- always learning, always exploring.

So here is my character line-up:

Some storyboards from the story:






I got to explore anatomy for one of my characters and for a horse. Here are a couple of images from that assignment:



And here is the pencil test featuring Joss, the main character of the story:

Joss from Aaron Ludwig on Vimeo.

17 comments:

Jeff C said...

I had seen everything except your finalized animation. Really great work! There's some great character coming through her movements and facial expressions!

GhettoFab said...

spectacular stuff aaron! really diggin all of it

( i have a soft spot especially for the 2d animation as Ive always wanted to learn how to do it )

Scott C. Gwynn said...

This is looking great Ludwig! I recognize the quote from for your animation fro 'Benny and June.' Good flick, and your animation is terrific!

ned and kim said...

It took me a bit, but that's totally Benny and Joon. Nice choice.

Robert (PIBBY) Pierce said...

This is very cool! I like all of it!

Claire Gordon said...

Love the animation, Aaron!

Joey! said...

Great job Aaron! That animation is super fun. I'munna sit next to you in the next to you in the next 2D class we have!

Joel Deehr said...

Looks really great!Seems like a super time consuming class.. Thats gonna be hard to balance along with our senior film starting!!!!!

Anthony Holden said...

What a great semester's worth of work, Aaron.
Very nice animation, by the by (it's the first time I've seen it not while standing over your shoulder as you flipped it).

:)

Holly Jolly said...

Very interesting. Looks like Cynthia has a very creative way of teaching the class.

Looks like a intriguing story, and the animation is dynamite I want to hold on to!

Andrew said...

Very nice! I remember that class. You really put together some nice stuff.

Stephen Anderson said...

Your pencil test turned out phenomenal! I love that! Good work, buddy!

Joe Cressssss said...

I love what's in your head, you always have creative idea's

Seo Jong Do said...

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i want to be your follwer

also i want you be my follwer

thank you

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Jocelyn said...

Aaron this is such fantastic animation! You're getting better and better all the time. Good job!

Josh Cotton said...

I love the way you animate. It's so solid, plus it's got great emotion- kudos!