Animation Lab is a an animation studio located in Jerusalem, here in Israel.
They are working on a feature film and are about to recruit artists in different fields such as characters modelers, storyboard artists, animator and more.
They are doing this challenge in order to pick the people they see fit to invite and learn the way they work as a big animation studio (and maybe even invite us to work once the course will be over).
Since my life's dream is to work as an animator on a feature film, I thought it would be a mistake for me not to try and take this opportunity.
I've decided to participate in two challenges, both in fields of my personal interests: Story-boarding, and of-course, animation.
We had to take a specific israeli song by Danny Sanderson and create a story board to its lyrics.
Here is the Storyboard:
and here's a clip I did with the same drawings:
Shir Roim from Ziv Ariely on Vimeo.
We needed to download a character which was made specifically for this animation challange - the 3D boy (made by the talented Rafi benaharon), and to animate it to the monologue they gave (the 3D boy is a super-animation-geek, so it was a lot of fun for me to animate).
Here is the animation test I've done:
Animation Lab Challenge - Animation Test from Ziv Ariely on Vimeo.