Animation Demo Reel

Vipin Sharma Animation Demo Reel from Vipin Sharma on Vimeo.

Animation, Layout, FX, Set Models, Rendering: Vipin Sharma(Maya, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Weeks 1 through 6: Recap

A little intro to myself and my situation:

I work full-time as a Network Administrator and I am currently a Class 1 student with Animation Mentor. I've always loved animation and earlier this year I decided to finally go for it. I love to sketch, draw, paint (digital), and I've performed on stage as a clown, a stand-up comedian, and an Indian classical musician.


I was up until 2am last night working on my Class 1: Week 7 assignment. It's going well I think, and I will really push it in the next couple of days. Funny thing, I can't stand to stay one minute past 5:30pm at my job, but I love to just work on my projects and visit with my classmates late into the night.

It's been a wild ride so far, and now that week 7 is almost done, I can't believe how much I've learned already. Animation Mentor IS the place. The community support is staggering and very positive. Sometimes I wake up in the early morning and I think with amazement, "I'm going to be an animator". It's more like a decision than a dream to chase. Destiny doesn't find you or claim you, you don't "discover" your destiny. You just choose it. No biggie.

So, some crucial points about planning. I SUCK at planning, I tend to jump in to things and hope that all the pieces just fall together, kinda leaving things up to luck and thinking-on-the-fly. I finally get what planning is all about. It's about sitting down and writing, thinking, thumbnailing, watching video references and not being attached to any of it. Just an exploration of creativity. And alot of it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Journey begins...began, actually

They say a career in animation is no easy road. Ok, that's cool.

I'm starting this blog to chronicle the journey from Animation Hopeful to "the dude who did that awesome animation in that kick-ass movie with the heartfelt performance and he'll be doing more like that for the rest of his life." With help from Animation Mentor and the FANTASTIC community within, I will get there.

Today, we've begun week 7 of Class 1: Basic Foundations and I would've liked to post from week 1, but that didn't happen. I'll get it all up here soon. Check back soon!