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.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Professor Proboscis and Herbie the Cab-Driving Pigeon Meet Their Doom

The Professor got eaten alive; Herbie got lung cancer.

Final for Joe Olson's Drawing for Animation class. I can't say how much I learned in this class, not just about composition, line quality, perspective, etc. but about all the thought that needs to go behind drawing, sketching and developing. Thanks Joe!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Let the Finals Begin....

Gonna be posting a lot in the next week.... lots of projects are due.

Here is the final for my Intro to 3D Animation class (based somewhat on this design).

Mermaid from Aaron Ludwig on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Clueless Discovery won!

My short-film "Clueless Discovery" won the SPARC People's Choice Award. Here's a link to the official announcement. Thanks so much to anyone and everyone who voted! Don't eat fire!

Clueless Discovery from Aaron Ludwig on Vimeo.