Wednesday, September 1, 2010


First off: new animation! A panther walk cycle.

Secondly: Our participation sucks! I was considering a weekly digest to remind people to visit but today I found a couple of sites that are doing exactly what this blog is intended to do; get a broad range of opinions. (the sweatbox forum is specifically for work in progress) (the personal work forum)

The point of this blog was to get a narrow range of opinions from people we know and trust but so far it hasn't worked so well. So maybe it's better to share our work on Facebook or the Facebook group, since most of us are friends there anyway.

But I also think it'd be a good thing for us to get involved in these two, existing communities, even though the vast majority of members seem to be AM grads. You guys seem to breed like rabbits :P But there are some working professionals involved as well, at least on the 11second club.

So we'll see if this blog survives but with less than five people using it on a regular basis, I'm not seeing much use in continuing it unless I can put a ton of effort into encouraging all 40+ of our class to actually participate.

Thoughts? Opinions? Silence?


Sunday, August 29, 2010


Here is the next pass of my animation.
Before character starts to speak I wanted to push that pose a bit further.I add some head movement and adjust camera a bit. And actually there is not lot of space to move camera without big changes to animation:(
I also try to fix hands to be more smooth.
There are still some things that I'm not happy, so I will try to polish it more.

all the best dudes

bull_shit_v002 from TeemuOK on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"The Suitcase" Second pass

First off, a lot of people have been invited to be author and a lot of people from the Gobelins class aren't participating yet, presumably because they forgot about the blog. So I'm thinking I will do one "weekly digest" post here with links to all the posts from that week, so nothing gets buried. Then I will send that list to everyone who expressed interest in the blog.

Back to animation:

I'm getting pretty close to done with this one, after getting zero work done last week thanks to GDC/Gamescom. This week I'm back in the saddle.

"The Suitcase" Second pass from Ryan D on Vimeo.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hi Guys!

Nice to see great posts here and especially so constructive feedback.

Here is one short clip that I started to work in the end of the workshop.

The idea behind this shot is that the guy has made some jokes and he's girlfriend hasn't understand them in the same way.

I wanted to do everything in the "blank" scene and in a long shot so that I have to animate the whole character.

Next pass I'll add some frames in the beginning so that everything doesn't start to happen so quickly. I'll also add some overlapping especially to the hands. I'll also fix the face and the lipsync.

Before I'll make another pass I would like ask what you guys think.

bull_shit_v001 from TeemuOK on Vimeo.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Monkey Swing test anim

Hey Guys! So here is what I have on the monkey swing test... I havent touched it since we left, but figured I could post for some feedbak... :) Hope you are all well! Patty-

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Swing, 4th pass

Legs redone during the swing; obviously they're more just along for the ride. Head and neck also redone mid swing. Some tweaks to the first and second jump, better staging on the hands during the crouch before the first swing.

Swing, 4th pass from Ryan D on Vimeo.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"The Suitcase" First pass

This is what I started while taking some time off the swing so my head didn't explode.

I wanted to do a short acting piece based on Alex's suitcase idea. Instead I did a 30 second one because I'm a big, dumb idiot. But I liked the idea.

First pass, "The Suitcase" from Ryan D on Vimeo.


I had all kinds of idea for gimmicks in this one. He sets down the gun, forgets it, gets shot in the back? Something in the suitcase eats him? It contains Marcellus Wallace's soul? Then I though, gimmicks are kind of cliche. How about an armed robbery and a murder? I like to think of this as a shady deal has gone sour and Goon wants that suitcase full of... well, something very valuable apparently. The Goon is Cicilian mobster and the victim (Norman; temp animation obviously) is another underworld goon. They're both bad people, so the shooting isn't so bad, right?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

updated demoreel

I made a few changes with the cut and scene selection.
Also I would love to get some feedback on the acting scene in the middle.
It's the same post as before.
Thanks guys!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You know...

Other people can post on this too, right? Or are you slackers just not animating? :P

Ping me if you need to be set up as an author.

Monday, August 9, 2010

3rd pass of the Swing

Swing exercise, 3rd pass from Ryan D on Vimeo.

More tweaking, mostly with the first jump, the jump-down to swing and the landing. Thanks for the feedback, guys.

Diego, I see what you mean about the action being difficult and I agree but it's too far done to change it now; I'm going to have to accept a little bit of superheroics on Monkey Norman's part here.

It's close to the point now where I'll have to accept that this isn't the piece that's going to get me into Pixar :P I'm going to take a few days off from it but please, if you see any remaining, easy fixes, please let me know.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New version of the swing

Feedback integrated plus my own nitpicks from looking at it 10000 times. Camera has also been redone for better staging and less drastic movement.

Swing exercise, 2nd pass from Ryan D on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

rough demoreel

Hi guys!! I'm putting a demoreel together with some stuff I have. It was really weird because it's all over the place, I like doing everything, so it's really hard to focus. But I'm trying hard.
What do  you like and what you dislike?  Thanks a lot!

rough cut - demoreel 2010

Minor updates

Doled out some "author" invitations added links to blogs from some classmates. Ping me if you want to be linked and I missed you (or if you don't want to be linked). Or if you want author rights.

If this catches on outside our class, I'll make a separate list for other contributors.

Let's get it started in here...

The way to get wallflowers off the wall has always been to start dancing yourself... and hope others follow before you look like too much of a tool.

So here is the first offering to the "Five Liters of Boxed Wine" Gods; the current pass of my swing exercise:

Gobelins Summer School 2010 Swing Exercise from Ryan D on Vimeo.

I'm going to take another pass at it in a few days but hey, critique away.

Sticking my neck out...

As promised in Paris last month in the final days of Gobelins 2010 Character Animation Summer School, I've created this blog for the 45 of us to continue to share our work with each other and get the honest peer reviews that are so hard to find on the net.

I've decided to leave the blog public in case other animators want to get involved but for now, I am only going to give author-rights to others people from the class. Anyone else who wants to share a video can just email me or another admin and have us post it.

I'm not sure if I want to keep this totally public because I have a very cynical view of faceless internet people but we'll give it a shot for now. We have options to make the blog private and/or to password protect the videos. I'm open to suggestions.

Anyone else who wants to be an admin, just send me your blogger ID and I'll hook it up.