Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Acting Reference #78

Here's another great example of simplicity. Without spoiling too much, in this clip from The Last of the Mohicans Alice has been captured and is being taken away. Uncas, who loves her, is telling his father I'm leaving and going after her. But instead of saying this through dialog, he simply puts his hand on his shoulder and shares a look with him. This is much more powerful that any dialog could have been. There's also nice varied timing in the beats of this shot. Noticing the girl, putting the hand on the shoulder and then looking into his father's eyes.

Acting Reference #78 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Anim: Who Would Be So Bold?

Little personal test for fun using one of the Dota 2 rigs. Pretty happy with result considering its limited controls

Who Would Be So Bold? from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Acting Reference #77

Amazing clip of Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years A Slave. So much raw emotion. Great reference for eye darts, building emotion, thought process. I highly recommend this movie, though extremely intense, it has some wonderful performances in it.

Acting Reference #77 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Last Week For Sign Ups

Last week to sign up for my Animating Creatures For Games class. Check out the animations I'll be creating step by step


Here's the link to sign up! Hope to see you there :) pinterest

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Acting Reference #76

Nice clip from Searching For Bobby Fischer. Though Ben Kingsley has most the lines, I like how the focus in on the boy. When animating to dialogue, we often just cut to whoever is speaking. Instead of doing this, you should make sure the camera is cutting to what's most important, regardless of who is talking. In this scene for instance, the most important thing is showing the boy struggling, trying to figure out this test. So instead of cutting to the speaker, they kept the focus on him. This movie was shot by the late great Conrad Hall, who in my opinion is the greatest cinematographer ever.

Acting Reference #76 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Animation Reference #1

So I've been doing Acting Reference on my blog for quite some time, I want to start doing Animation Reference as well. My plan is to add very short shots to really be able to see/analyze what is going in animation wise. So without further ado, here's the first one from Frozen

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Anim: Feb 11 Second

If time permits I hope to enter this months competition. Here's first pass blocking

Feb 11 Sec Club - Blocking 02 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Acting Reference #75

In memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman here's a video compilation of some of his best work. Amazing actor, will definitely be missed

In Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Acting Reference #74

Short little clip from The World's End. Really like the little head gesture Simon Pegg makes after he says "Newton Haven", has a lot of personality in it. There's also a lot of nice contrasting speed in his movement. He's got some quicker head moves and then a nice slow one at the end. Contrast in speed can add a lot to your shot!

Acting Reference #74 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Promo Video

Here's the promo video for my upcoming Animating Creatures For Games class
You can sign up here

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Acting Reference #73

Here's a nice little clip from Road To Perdition. I love how much character there is in such a simple action as taking and opening a letter. Also a nice example of varied speeds in a shot. Some of his actions are very quick, but he also has some longer pauses & more slow/subtle movement. Varying the speeds of movements in your shot will add a lot of visual interest & appeal

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Anim: Walk Cycles

Couple quick walk cycles I made in preparation for the upcoming class I'm teaching (you can sign up here). They each took about 2 hours to make



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Animating Creatures For Games

I'm teaching a new class for the CGWorkshops on Animating Creatures For Games. Gonna be a lot of fun! Sign ups are open now & the class begins in March. Click the image to check it out! pinterest

Friday, November 15, 2013

Acting Reference #72

Here's a great example of strong silhouette in Skyfall. You want fight scenes to be very clear to the viewer and the fact that this one plays out all in silhouette is awesome! Roger Deakins is a master

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Acting Reference #71

Here's a short video from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. I really like the little side/side jaw movement Sean Connery makes. Often we only focus on the open/close axis of the jaw when animating, but adding little side to side movements can add a lot of character

Acting Reference #71 from Kyle Kenworthy on Vimeo.

Friday, September 13, 2013

FPS Animations

I've never really played around with first person animations, so thought it would be fun to do a couple tests to try it out. Warning the second video contains blood/violence.



Friday, August 30, 2013