Revision of "Olga" Animation
Well this revision was a long time in the making but I have finally been able to call it over! There comes a point where you just have to move on to focus on your current work at hand. This animation was hard for me to let go of since I really liked some of the poses/mood of it and didn't want to throw it away. This personality walk from a stopped position was our first assignment in Animation Mentor Class 2 - Body Mechanics. I ended up not being able to finish and polish it because we had to move on to other assignments at a pretty fast rate. I decided to revisit it this year and see if I could make any improvements. I want to start getting animations together for a reel, and I found that all of them need a lot of tweaking before I can show them. Next month it's "The Queen of Sheba" animation revisited. We'll see what I can do to fix that mess up with the limited spare time I have between my full time job and also working on other animations in my spare time. I have decided to only work on each revision for a month, after that whatever I have will be FINAL.
It's interesting to know that most of the people at my work don't put much stock into revising old animations and looking back. They think when your animation is done, it's DONE and you should immedietely move on to another animation when you are trying to learn. We had a meeting with John Ripa and he mentioned to never spend too many months on one animation because each of your animation tests should get sucessively better. Trying to continue to improve is always the goal of all this hard work. I am looking forward to getting these revisions behind me so I can look to the future.