Monday, May 18, 2015

Junior short animation film, "Scoutin' About"

Completed scenes with full coloring, clean up and with background adjusted.


*I am only uploading few scenes I have worked, due to the small capability of space,
I have selected scenes that I thought it is nice to show and where I fully worked from rough to key poses, clean up to complete coloring. There are many more other scenes throughout the film I had worked, but I had to select few to show on this blog*

*Some of scenes are not exported to movie files but remained as harmony files, because of expensive cost of software, I do not have Harmony to export them into movie files*

I have permitted to upload my scenes I have worked on for this short animation film.

The film is called, "Scoutin' About"

it was a short animation film fully created by our group members:

Emily Carson - Production Manager, final character designer, and compositor.
Christian Alvarez - Director, background painter
Zare Oganesyan - Storyboard artist, story artist
Julia Quant - Head animator

and me, Hyeon I Son - as Prop designer, clean up artist, animal designer and animator.

It is a short animation film shortly over 3 minutes.
(The junior films are supposed to be under 3minutes cut short films)

A little girl scout had her mission to successfully deliver all of her cookies.
Then, she finds her last home to deliver her cookie moved to the Amazon jungle in Brazil.
Due to her eager to deliver her cookies, she hesitate to start her journey in the deep Amazon jungle
and faces her obstacles....

Everyone had to work on animating because due to the fast deadlines.
I was the rough prop designer and animal from the film, then Christian or Emily would have finalizing with color variation.
Many sources were provided by Julia, because of her life from the Brazil.

It was very fast-paced production with high level pressure from the pre-production to complete short film.

Therefore, even though we had our stable position title, everyone had to divide some works, and do every jobs.

For me, personally, I did many scanning, cleaning the scanning on photoshop to import them cleanly on Toon Boom Harmony to animate it digitally.
I was given many scans to scanned it, organizing, there are scenes where it was not my scenes to scanned. Except those scenes we could directly animate, we had Julia, our head animator and Zare (because of major stacks of work, this needed two people to done) to do the pencil drawing tests first.
That is why we had scanning jobs to do.
Zare also had done many scanning while I was animating on Harmony.

For me, after pre-production (I did prop designing and animal designing for jungle), I was mainly done: rough sketch on Harmony for many scenes, key poses, cleaning lines, then fully coloring by the color palettes given. 

It was challenging as well as exciting to learn about new software called, Toon Boom Harmony and working with talented group members as under the exact form of animation studios out in the industry.

There were instructors of respected also helped, advised students as we went through junior studio to create short film.

They are...

Dori Littell-Herrick, Dave Brain, and Jim Richardson. 

Also, many professional to view our films to give us feedback/suggestions/advise.
We had credited them in the ending credit.

Because lacking of time, our ending credit has to be shorten, and many of position were have cut out.
Due to that, my name was only credited for 'animator'.
I was a bit disappointed to see my name small due to amount of works I also had put while making the film, but I appreciate of this precious experience and the team members whose were also had worked very hard to complete this film.

and  we all know,
Our most thankful of 6th member, Caffein.
With out help of Caffein, I believe that  none of student could survived through.

Hyeon I Son.

My Old Portfolio Blog spot:

To see 3D Maya works/Drawings/Sketches/etc. Visit my previous blog

I have previously made my portfolio blog that have more works of mine.

It includes...

Autodesk 3D Maya works where I worked it while attending Glendale Community College, learning about intro level of Maya by instructor, Kathy Bauer, 2012 Winter.

My figure drawings, gesture drawings, my illustration book collections, sketchbook collection, etc.

It is my pleasure that anyone who visiting my blog also view this blog to see more of my works.

My strongest is digital painting, oriented characters, but I also do know how to use other softwares , can work on traditional art, painting, hand-drawing and many other abilities.
I also have deep inspiration and connection with animals. As I was little child, my home continuously had animals (but my home was not a farm). Due to this, I have deep love for animals.
Although now it is more focusing on cats, since I have two pet kitties named Summer and Creamy.

Therefore, I was very happy and enjoyed my animal drawing course I just took for Spring 2015 semester at Woodbury University with Joe Weatherly as an instructor. 

I am seeking to make my senior film about these two special lovely creatures and tell story about how could these two lovelies live a life with me.
But the reason of my senior film has to be cut under 2 minutes short film, this would be only the intro episode of where two cats first meet each others (as I said, they are very special and have unique personality for a cat, it was very different of their first meeting together).

I can animate digitally as well as traditional pencil.
I prefer digital, mostly adobe Flash and ToonBoom Harmony. 

This newly developing blog is where I will upload most recent works I did and I will do for my senior year at Woodbury and continuing the upload after graduating (hopefully) Woodbury.

I am thankful those whoever visiting this blog as well.

Please contact me if you have further discussion/suggestions/questions for me through email, then ask about phone number or even meeting in person.

[Urgent contact]

Best regards,

Hyeon I Son.

My Old Portfolio Blog spot:

Digital Character illustrations/designs/fanarts assemble

Room One-layer painting

Used: Window Vista Paint (Left)
Adobe Photoshop CS3 (Right)

One-layer only challenge decorative room design paint

Friday, May 15, 2015

First Storyboard Pro animatic film

First Storyboard Pro animatic film

This is my first animatic story board with sound edited.
This was the final project submission for my story board course by Eddie Rosas at Woodbury University, Burbank. It was my first time using the program, so much fun from the progress of exploring the program that I never used before. It was very challenging of course, I could do much better now. But it was nice to see my first storyboard animatic from 2013 to recall the good memory of it.

Used program: Storyboard Pro.

After Effect Motion Graphic Sample 01

Logo After Effect Motion Graphic Sample 

My After Effect First try sample video.

I was looking all those tutorials and assembled them up to try the first intro sample.

Sophomore Year 2D Pencil Short Animation Reel

Sophomore Year 2D Traditional Pencil Drawing Short Animation Reel

Sophomore Studio I course instructed by Sue Kroyer.

it was submission to Woodbury University, Burbank Archive at the end of the semester.

Fall 2013

It was fun to do projects like this.

Although my walking cycle looks bad, it was my first time doing it after long time of break away from drawing or animating.

First Stop Motion short film

Escape from the shell of an egg 

This was Stop Motion Course First Project Short Film I did over the 2014 Fall semester.
It was my first try doing Stop Motion and making something that is not 2D drawing or painting. It was challenging, yet fun to do.

Setting up those heavy film equipment was most difficult during the night shoot in the studio. The light was scary because you could easily burn yourself (they are super hot!). But, throughly I enjoyed this class with respected professor Ric Heitzman at Woodbury University, Burbank.

My Old Portfolio Blog spot:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Saitool Digital Painting Sample Video

Program: Sai Tool, Window Vista

date: 2013 Fall

Sample Video of Digital Painting on Sai Tool.

This is a video of how I paint on Saitool.
I use technique that looks like a real oil/acrylic paint on digital.
This is a short video while I was working on.
I usually working slow pace so bare with me while watching it!

My Old Portfolio Blog spot: