Sunday, October 18, 2009

Acting It Out

There was an interesting article about acting our your reference for animation, and it motivates me to do better in my lipsyc, so check it out here.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Meatloaf animation

I've been working on this lipsync animation for too long, in the end have to cut out some stuff, and its like 3 secs long. I couldnt upload in vimeo, some weird problem.

So anyway, i didnt video taped myself for reference, instead i planed it out on paper, cause since its so short. So here are my progress from blocking to finish.




Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tricking Progress for Oct 2009

It's been a while since i uploaded my tricking progress, the last time i uploaded was in March this year. So here it is, enjoy.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blast from the past.

I use to do this thing called Staffing, its not the proper term but just something i made up, cause i dont know wht to call it. Its pretty much doing tricks with a long stick *wink* you prob see this in movies alot when they showing off. I recorded this back in May, 2008, loooong time, i was practicing for a while on and off, thought i upload it here just for the jizz of it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Flexi walk cycle

I've been reading the Animator's Survival Kit, and watching the videos as well, and i've learn about broken limps in walk cycles, so i thought i apply it in this cycle that i did. It works like magic.

Took me too long to do this cycle, had to redo it, the first one had alot of knee pops and weird things.

I dont know what to call this walk, so i call it "flexi," cause he look so rubbery.


Flexi walk cycle from andrew tan on Vimeo.

One legged jump animation

Refreshing on my basics.

One Legged animation from andrew tan on Vimeo.

This was done on September 4, 2009. I posted it here cause i use this as my animation blog as well now.

Team Rubberfly's "Code Red"

A short film i was involved in with 4 other of my teammates. I was one of the animators in the group. I was the sound editor as well, and abit of modelling.

Hello!We are team rubberfly, and this short animation is the visual and audio outcome of our blood, sweat and tears.

we have been working on this short film for 10 months. (pre-pro, pro, post-pro) and after long await, we are proud to finally post up for the world to enjoy!

This project is the fruit of labor of five talented individuals,

Andrew Tan(me!)
Carson Yim
Charmaine lee
Meng Guan
Jarold Sng

Cheers everyone, and we hope you enjoy it!

*Autodesk Maya 8.5
*Adobe Photoshop
*Adobe Aftereffects
*Autodesk Combustion
*Illusion*Adobe Premiere
*Sony Vegas

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Me playing piano! VIDEOS!!!

Its been a while, yea i just got my piano, and its a beauty. Yamaha DGX-630. Its pretty much like a piano and a keyboard fused together. Hammer keys with all the voices and such. I forgot to upload the pic i took from my phone, but i recorded some vids yesterday, so enjoy.

I recorded using my cam's mic, so the sound is shit.

You might see times where im just looking at the cam, or looking up somewhere, i can't remember why, but just pretend it's normal. I screwed up abit too on some songs.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Test animation/ Piano comes today!

Floursack test animation #2 from andrew tan on Vimeo.


My piano comes today! i have to go dentist first later, piano! So many songs i wanna play, some are just ridiculous.

I post pics and videos later.

btw i made a blog for my animations, thought i should use blogspot instead of weebly, havent customize everything yet. So laters.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Floursack Test Jump

As you know may not know, i be tutoring Advanced 3d Animation, and some other classes. To refresh myself, i rigged and modeled another floursack, and did test animtion as well. So here is what i have.

Im getting my piano by next week, i cant wait to touch that mo-fo in the comfort of my room. Will upload some videos and pics on that laters.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The touch of a Piano

I was playing the piano at my dad's place yesterday, for like 2 hours or so, couldn't stop playing, i want one so badly. Still deciding to get a piano or not, theres gonna be a Yamaha piano convention in Sept, and if i go during the Bonus hour, i can get one of the digital pianos for 3k+, which is originally 4k+, if i do get it i have to pay by installment of course, cant pay one shot. Recorded myself playing too, will upload later. In the mean time, i'll share another one of my basic animations i been working on, bouncing ball in an obstacle, oooooo scary.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Revising my basics

As you know i started working as a tutor last week, so far theres not much for me to do, so i thought i do some of the AM exercises, so i can revise my basic animations. This is what i've done so far, still working on alot more.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Chapter of my life.

As you know, i started work this week, today is the 5th day.

I got sick on the first day, i caught it in college probably, im still sick now. My new chapter starts with a sickness in work, great.

Me being sick, means no sarging tom, sucks.


I've been playing alot of piano, suddenly got this fire for it, so here is a little what i've been playing, too bad is on keyboard, so it sounds kidda weird. When i get the chance i tape it on piano. I took this vid with my webcam, so its like super low frame rate. like 15 or so.

Here's a little vid of me playing "Comptine d'un autre ete : L'apres midi" by Yann Tiersen

(you can also here me coughing a little, cause im freaking sick)

(btw i've never taken piano lesson before, ever, so if you took piano lessons you prob can spot
that mistake i have.)

And here is the actual song, and it's so badass.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back to Sarging, boy does it feel gooodie good.

Yes thats right, im back in the game, alot of approaches, and it feels amazing, number closed a nice set. Shortest blog entry ever!

Monday, July 13, 2009

July is the month for hardcore training.

Yup as its gonna be hardcore, hardcore July, doing weights, cardio stuff, gymnastics, and ninjitsu. Hopefully i get the muscle i want from my Truemass, im being True to Truemass. Lets see after all these hardcore training i could get the 6-pack, according to my sis i COULD, but i somehow doubt so, cause i like to eat, alot.

I must do some approaches, i get anxiety sometimes, most of the time. I should do the pick up game with someone, which is pretty much you give your friend like 5 10dollar bills, and everytime you make an approach, your friend give you one 10buck. So its kidda forcing you to do the approach, which is quite good, i should give it a go.

I must sleep now, early run tom.

Monday, June 29, 2009

"Punch her in the head"

I've been animating another lipsync shot, just for fun. This time im using an audio clip from one of my favorite Judd Apatow movies(actually all his movies are awesome) "40 year old virgin." This is the scene when Seth Rogen was talking to Steve Carrall, dont know where in the movie exactly, but here you go, enjoy.

Took me 7 hours to complete.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pooped a Balloon..

I worked on a facial animation today, just for fun, and felt like it. I got this audio clip from The Office. Finished it in 2 hours. Enjoy

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pole Star and stuff

Pole star few days ago, went there to help out, was just chilling in the VIP room with the performance stretching and practicing. I like that room, so nice and cooling. Well all the pics are in my FB, you can go see it, too many to post here. Overall it was nice, had fun.

My DDC, have not been drawing everyday as planned, so much to do lately. I almost finished the soundfx to show Ja, its so much more awesome with the sounds, though i have to use diff creature voices for the wolf, sometime you will here a gorilla, sometime a hybrid, sometime a bengal tiger, sometime a lion, sometime just a creature growling, but they all sound almost the same, so its cool. Im the sound man CR, JOHN CONNER!!

So hooi ling called me this morning, for the interview for tutor in TOA, i be going next friday, wong loon will be interviewing me, thank goodness. Never thought i be a tutor, o well, i just go with it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

E3 greatness and Lucasart interview

Went for the Lucas art interview, not sure how it went, cause really don't know what they want. When they watch my reel, they don't even turn on the sounds, even my lipsync animations. They say my animation is quite impressive, still not up to the par they looking for, but they see potential. I have to wait 1 month before they call me, in the mean time, i finish up CR, if they dont hire me, i be applying as a tutor at me college. No biggie.

E3 2009! I found some awesome clips, so check it out yo. Lots of good stuff, especially the Star Wars: Old Republic cinematic, super awesome.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

30 day drawing challenge: Day 4 of Salvation

Just watched Terminator: Salvation, its like super awesome with a capital P. Abit confused in the story, since i did not watch the first two, so im downloading it now.

If you haven't heard, i am currently on a personal drawing challenge. "Daily Drawing Challenge," DDC for short. Everyday for 30 days, im going to draw for 30-60 mins. Its just for fun, challenge myself to be better, join me if you want, im on day 4 right now. I realised that i can't just do one skill in this industry, which is animating, doing other stuff may benefit my animation and my lifestyle, so now im doing this challenge. Maybe next time i do a 3d modelling challenge? that be insane. Its better than just wasting your time surfing the net for nothing, do more productive things.

Well im not getting any calls from any studios, all my teammates are like getting interviews and jobs, me just stuck here :( Im considering working at a tutor in college, seems pretty good, maybe hooi ling is just making it sound good, it seems quite free, and im learning some Animation Mentor stuff from one of the lecs as well. The pay is the same too. So at the same time, i can learn all these things and better my portfolio, cause my demoreel is not berry good right now. Will be better soon. Thumbs Up.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Meet the Spy

The meet the Spy video is out, i think its by far THE BEST "meet the" series from Team Fortress 2. I like it alot, animation super uber. 4 mins long! Check it out!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Stand up?!

Went to stand up show with me gang of ppl, bro, sis, jon, carson, and anne. It was quite fun, there were 9 comics, some were good, some were hard to understand. They seem to make alot of economy jokes, which i dont like so much. And then i start to think, can I be a stand up comedian? i mean i tend to make ppl laugh alot, unconsciously kidda, so i thought that i might be able to do it, it wont hurt to try. Its quite exciting afterall, i always thought wht i be like to do stand up, since i such a huge fan stand up. Dave Chapelle my idol.

So i talk to one of the guys in charge of the whole comedy team, theres about 7 of them doing this, and they are one of the only stand up comedians in KL. One of the guys incharge of all this said im totally welcome to join, he gave me some tips on doing stand up, and he wants me to join for next month, which is june. According to him, you may not do a good job, but then the second time you go, it be a huge confident boost, and then more and more and more, and the ball will be rolling none stop. After hearing all these, it motivated me to do it more. They told me to keep a notepad, and when anything comes up just write it down. So i be doing this, writing it down, i be testing it, if it works out well, i be doing it.

I realised that im quite weird, i like to do alot of things and alot of weird things, thats how i roll i guess, i love it, i love me, i wanna have sex with myself.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Camera Tracking trial

I just did the Rhytem and Hues tracking test thingy, quite fun, when i finished i was like "coolest thing eveeeerrrr!!" So check check check it out.