Before my updates, maybe some sketches? :)
Some of these date back to the end of September..... The images of people enjoying the sunshine were from the 1st Oct if you can believe it!
So, I moved out of my old flat at the start of September - but more importantly couldn't find a new one to move into….. I started work on a short film to try and earn some extra dough…. and I started at Gobelins….. ALL at the same time!
Couch surfing with all my gear scattered around various friend's places, trying to Storyboard/Character Design for deadlines, ringing adds and visiting flats to no avail, and attending the course I longed to do for a long time, was a typical day during this period....
Was I stressed? No….. I was just tired (mainly of Parisian Landlords and their absurd requirements)…. but kept going none the less….
Anyway! Skip forward a couple of months, and I finally have a place to call my own, the short film is finished despite an unexpected turn of events :S, and I have the first two 3D Animation exercises under my belt with only one more to go!
It wasn't the end :)
Speaking of the short film, here are some stills and a couple of designs. The whole thing was made in 2months - from storyboard to final edit. I was involved in Storyboard, Character Design and Compositing. Unfortunately there was one major spanner in the works, which meant it doesn't look as good as it COULD have, but considering this and the fact that most people were working on it in the evenings(!), I think it looks not half-bad :P
There have been Life Drawing sessions running at the school once a week, but because of my workload, I've always been unable to go. At last this week I went along :)
A lot of the first years are already producing great drawings… but embarrassingly, some of them knew who I was through this blog, "You're Laurent Rossi!?", and I'm thinking, "really!? You like what I do!? when you do awesome stuff like THAT already!!?"…. :'D Salut si vous êtes dans 1ère année :P
I'm not going to post my Animation exercises…. I'll wait 'till the end of the year when the new Reel is ready. But just as a teaser!
We did the 'Marche et Poids', the 'Marche Quadrupède', and have just started the 'Lipsync' (so the last image is only an early render test).
Final Year films start next month, so I can relax a bit…. Oh wait…. (!)
'Till the Next, (whenever that may be!)
P.S Apologies to all bloggers for my sporadic visiting habits…. can you find it in your hearts to forgive me?