Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Demo Reel

Here's the latest demo reel. I finally got my Surf's Up stuff on there (at least some highlights), and I have a few remaining bits of Monster House in there too. I only kept a few of my Monster House shots that were 100%key framed animation. video

There's such a stigma attached to mocap in this industry, and understandably so. Unfortunately, it's hard to sell a mocap shot on an animation demo reel, even though I know a lot of the mocap shots I worked on had just as much artistic interpretation in them as a normal key framed shot. Sometimes the mocap data that came through was nothing better than a shot delivered to you from the layout department on a key frame production; but how do you tell people that? Luckily there were a few shots where the mocap data was non-existent, or so convoluted that it couldn't be used, or the animation director wanted me to take it in a whole new direction. That's why I get to have a few 100% key frame animated shots from Monster House on my reel. Hooray!

Enjoy!

13 comments:

J Chad Erekson said...

Fun reel. I'd been meaning to ask you which shots you worked on. Now I know.

Andy Conroy said...

Hip hip, hurray! glad to see these shots up on the reel!

Goro said...

Looking good! Those surf's up shots are dope! I especially like the "making a board" shots. Love the hard breathing big z.

Penelope Crackers said...

Looks great hon. It's taken a lot of work to pull it all together and was totally worth it. You are the coolest animator out there. :)

Sebastien Gallego said...

Seth! Your demo real is awesome! You're such a talented artist. Proud to know you!

S.T. Lewis said...

Cool! Now I have your phone number, which means I'm going to be calling you all the time. Nice reel, man... looks very good.

Adam Strick said...

Amazing stuff Seth! Glad you put these up here and that I actually had a chance to work with you! Hope to cross paths with ya again in our animation careers.

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

hey seth, great reel!!
excelent acting

Marcelo Vignali said...

Seth,

It's nice to see you posting again!

The work you did on Surf's Up was terrific. And, as a testament to all the hard work by everyone, we got an Academy Award nomination. It's nice to see that work on your reel.

I hope all is well. Drop me a line, I'd like to know how you are getting along.

Daniel M.C. Alvite said...

Hey excellent reel, amaizing work there. I love the shot whith the penguin on the birds kaka. very funny.
congrats men

Jason Newkirk said...

awesome reel! some really great shots you got to work on. Top notch stuff man.

Patrick Campbell said...

That is some cool animated work! Love it.

tinylittlesandra said...

That scene with Cody chasing the Whale: for me, that’s one of the most inspirational scenes I’ll remember forever. Its still a bit of a tear jerker… :O)