Sunday, March 01, 2009

busy teaching

So posts have definitely been sparse lately, both on this blog and the starfish blog. This is a direct result of me preparing for my new job! Saturday was my first day teaching animation classes at Ex'pression College in Emeryville -- just down the road from Pixar. For the next five weeks I expect to be swamped with both working out the fine points of the lesson plan and teaching the classes. For now, here are a few videos showing off the "Stromotion" technique developed by a company called Dartfish for use in analyzing an atheletes technique. For the animator, it's a pretty great for analysis of timing and especially spacing. (follow that link in quotes to see all the videos on Dartfish's site.) It seems this technique has been around for a couple years, so maybe this is old news but it's new to me. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Bill Robinson said...

Congratulations on the new job, Joe! Today is my first day as well. I've never seen this stromotion thing but it sure is cool. Thanks!