woensdag 20 november 2013

JOJO and friends

A few months ago I announced that I was working on a project. I already showed a draft of the environment and today I present you the main character: JoJo!

I'm working on the last finishing touch for the rigg and hope to be posting a clip later on this week. Its my first try on an advancer rig, lets hope all goes well!



dinsdag 19 november 2013

AnimSchool Showreel

I'm so proud to be featured in the AnimSchool showreel!
Both my animation of facial performance and running jump are beeing presented in the showreel. Thanks to my great mentors Melvin Tan and Tony Bonilla, and OFC everyone else of Animschool!

Sooo happy Right now :)



AnimSchool Animation Student Showcase Fall 2013 from AnimSchool on Vimeo.

donderdag 11 juli 2013

Thats Unacceptable

Term 5 has ended and I only have 2 terms left to go.... and I have to say, I am going to miss animschool. I got so accustomed to getting up in the early morning and work till late at night for my animation shots. During the vacation I suddenly woke up thinking I got class to attend.. :p

In this post I'm going to go more into dept in my new animation shot.
It was the first dialogue I did in animschool and I chose a sound from the film RatRace, about a woman that goes completely Bonkerssss.
I also had a new mentor Garrett Shikuma who is an awesome animator at bluesky!!  He could pin point the problem in your shot and he was always so friendly when giving feedback, which gave me a really good vibe and made this term really great!

Soooooooooooooo
This was my reference movie:


As I am doing ref I try do it in many different ways, to see what works and what not.
Shooting reference was in the beginning really hard to do, I had to get used to work in front of a camera or people who could see me going totally nuts. Doing the same jump over and over again or running one way and back... I think many people slowly started to walk away from me :p

But I came to see it more and more that good reference is key to having a really good animation!!
So F*ck the other poeple and gooo as nuts as you can :D

(As you can see you really really don't want me to be mad :D)

My First Blokking Pass:


During the first pass I try to get my key poses and the timing as correct as possible.
After that I do a second pass to see if all the poses are working and which poses I can really push more. The blokking passes are the ones I struggle the most because it the base of your animation! From then on it is just adding, and adding untill it is completely finalized.

The Final:



Unacceptable from Laura Loossens on Vimeo.

dinsdag 21 mei 2013

FilmProject

It's been a pretty busy time these last months. There is a new major coming up in our school, vfx and animation major, my new term at animschool and a very cool project I'm working on!

On the workfloor, there were some proposals to promote our new major and they asked if I was interested to work on one. So I took the opportunity to start a project entirely from scratch, only the main idea was pitched. It's a simple Idea where we take a look at our industries work environment. It was based on a drawing that was made by one of our students: Jaron Huyzentruyt.


(Did a little paintover)



But I came to realize that the mood in the drawing was not what I was looking for. The idea had to be fun and inviting! And it just so happens that I work togheter with very talented people so I asked my colleague Lino Drieghe to help me with the drawing.
I gathered some reference pictures and created a main moodboard. It had to be simple, fun, cool and inviting. I was also thinking about a theme and drew some cute little creatures. (But I'm not going to spoile to much, it will be for the next post) And with all that information we ended up with a super cool environment!



This was a reall kickoff for the project!
And I'm having more colleagues helping with the project to get it done!

I really hope that I can get my vision of the project to a good end!





donderdag 9 mei 2013

InvisibilityPotion

My 4th term at animschool has ended and I'm already in the middle of my studies.
I really had a hard time with term 4 and just couldn't crasp what my problems were, ...
except at the end ofc .... alwaysss at the end -_-

BUT I passed for the term and with the new knowledge I'm ready for the next!

This animation tells a story about a professor that is looking for his last ingredient for his SUPER AWESOME FORMULA!! He finally founds it and is ready to test it out immediately! And his formula works and he is soooo happy that because of his enthusiasm he bumps over his invisibility potion over his formula, ... and all is lost.


Invisibility Potion _ Blokking from Laura Loossens on Vimeo.

dinsdag 7 mei 2013

Teamwork

Some weeks ago our school organized a creativity week.
In my workshop we created a realtime racetrack!!
We had to work in a group of 20 students en we pulled it off!

If only my students were always so cooperative ...


zondag 6 januari 2013

MyBigBooty

I was finally getting the hang of sculpting and had a good result of a female sculpt.
But I was using the wrong clay... and eventually my big booty trew it over intro a 1000 pieces...

Congratulations to myself!


And Some other sculpts that I did not Trow like a mad man on the ground :)