"The 11 Second Club is a monthly character animation competition. Animators from all over the world participate, animating a character speaking a line of dialogue provided by the club. Throughout the competition, participants can share their progress with each other and critique each other's work. At the end of the month, everyone votes for whose submission they consider the best for that month. The idea is to give animators a chance to practice their skills in a fun, challenging environment." - source.
Since it is close to the middle of November and I would be working until mid-December, I decided to take a short acting sound file of my choosing and give myself target dates and deadlines very much like the 11 Second Club:
- 11/13 (Week 1): find sound file and start thumb-nailing
- 11/20 (Week 2): Complete thumbnails. Start "key" animation
- 11/27 (Week 3) Character animation
- 12/4 (Week 4) Character animation
- 12/11 (Week 5) Final animation (deadline.)
To give you a taste, this was my first attempt at animating to dialogue last Semester. Some of you might recognize it from my earlier blog posts:
This is pretty rough and mostly key-framed, but it sets a fair example that I want to hone in on character (acting) in animation.