Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Body Mechanics Class

I'm rerunning my 8 week Body Mechanic class, starts October 5th - you can sign up HERE

Body Mechanics from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Acting Reference #86

Absolutely amazing clip of Joaquin Phoenix in The Master. I love the slow build of tension in his face - starting extremely calm, with very little movement and gradually building to very tense with quick movements. Excellent reference for anyone working on close up dialogue shots

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Anim: Believe In Yourself

ASL (American Sign Language) animation test I did. Took a little over a week on & off...and probably another week for the planning/memorizing the signs. I'll be posting a process video here in a week or so. Was challenging & a lot of fun to work on.

"Believe In Yourself" ASL Animation Test from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Keys: The Little Mermaid

Probably my favorite shot in The Little Mermaid. Such amazing drawings!

The Keys: The Little Mermaid from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Keys: The Land Before Time

This is one of my all time favorite animated movies. I especially love the opening sequence. How much story & emotion it conveys with little to no dialogue. Plus there's the fantastic score by James Horner.

The Keys: The Land Before Time from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Keys: Big Hero 6

I want to start a new series of analysis videos that showcase the keys from great animated films. Here's the first one from Big Hero 6


Monday, May 4, 2015

Acting Reference #85

I love this clip of Ellen Burnstyn in Requiem For A Dream. She's obviously upset/emotion during this scene, but she's smiling during most of it. Just cause your character is upset, doesn't mean they necessarily have to have a frowny face. Sad does not always equal :(

Acting Reference #85 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Promo Video For New Class

Check out the promo video for my new class. You can sign up here

Body Mechanics from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

World of Lexica Animation Reel

Here's a quick reel for the latest game I've been working on. It's a tablet based education game for schools to help promote reading. This is just a small sampling of the animation created. Being on tablet our characters were pretty limited (not many controls/no facial controls) and the turn around for animation was pretty quick.

World of Lexica Animation Reel from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Acting Reference #84

Here's a nice clip from Rudy. A lot of great eye reference from Charles S Dutton (another great underrated actor). Very interesting double & half blinks. I saved out a gif to really show what was going on there. There's no one universal way to blink, and changing up the timing/speed can convey all sorts of different emotions.

Acting Reference #84 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Body Mechanics Class

I'm excited to announce a new class I'm teaching this coming April on Body Mechanics. It's an 8 week course and should be a blast!! You can sign up by clicking the image below and heading to the course page - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hysterical Blindness Process

Process video for personal test I did

Hysterical Blindness Process from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Acting Reference #83

I attended a great talk on villains by Ted Ty at CTN and it made me think of this clip from Braveheart. I love how Longshanks is very precise with his movements. He's hardly moving at all and he doesn't have to, he's in charge and doesn't need to prove it. Notice how he never blinks once in this entire clip, which adds an eerie intensity to him. The bit at the end is also great. One of his second in commands compliments his idea and even then he puts them him in their place by questioning the compliment....not allowing anyone to get the upper hand on him.

Acting Reference #83 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Acting Reference #82

I wanted to show this clip from The Rover and talk a little bit about free rigs. There's a lot of free animation rigs out there and we see them over and over in animation tests. Often moving & acting in very similar ways. But check this clip out, it features an almost unrecognizable Robert Pattinson. It's not really a physical transformation, like some actors undergo, but its more of an acting transformation. It's in complete contrast to how we've normally seen him in other movies. (cough cough Twilight) His mannerisms, movements, pacing, delivery. Think about this when you're animating on a free rig. How can you make it new, unique, something we haven't seen before.

Acting Reference #82 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ballet Animation Process

Here's a process video for the ballet shot I did. Once I got the blocking done I focused on polishing sections at a time, starting with just the root/legs and working my way up. I found this very helpful as it kept me from being too overwhelmed and was able to focus all my attention on certain areas.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Video Game Animation Class

I'm rerunning my video game animation class this December (Dec 1st-29th)
Hope to see you guys there!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Anim: Hysterical Blindness

Dialogue test I did with the sweet Mery rig. Took about 3 days to complete