First 4 weeks are done and dusted already! Gah!
‘Psychology of Body Mechanics’ has been a very challenging class so far, but I’m learning a lot. We’re starting to get right into the nitty-gritty of physical movement now, which is EXACTLY what I need, I’ve always felt that one area I could really improve on is getting the weight and timing of a movement just right. Oh, and my mentor this class is SHAUN FREEMAN – He. Is. AWESOME! Shaun is also an AUSSIE! Hahah, how’s that! He’s from Melbourne but is currently in the US doing Freelance work. He’s animated on films including Happy Feet, Open Season 2 and others. Shaun used to be a science teacher before he became an animator, and you can totally tell. He is SO good at explaining things and always gives you a very detailed response to any questions. I have learnt a heap from him already and even though we’ve only been working on one assignment for the past 4 weeks, I’ve seen myself improve just in that time with Shaun’s mentoring. Speaking of assignments, I have posted my ‘polished’ (although I may still tweak) version of our first assignment for class 2. Basically there was a pick list of about 10 options to choose from, 10 different physical actions. The one I chose was having Ballie, from a standstill, take a big step and then settle. Easier said than done haha.