Two challenges!

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.


Jeremy Shaw said...

Hey man,

Over all nice, I think you're missing a little definition in the acting. The motion feels a little soft through out and could be tightened up.
As well at the part were he gets frustrated you could defiantly make it a little more hieratic in his motion like he's really searching for the word in his mind, and make it a little more snappy (but only that part) sharp.
If you notice he doesn't move at all in space either. I would think if he was that excited he'd most likely have a few foot adjustment because he was so excited. Think about it he's a small kid super fan boy, he could have a little energy in that aspect.
Good luck with the test and the lab, don't know many people there but I hope they pull it off..

My name is Ziv Ariely. said...

Thanks Jeremy!
I appreciate it :)

Nate Lane said...

Awesome good luck man :D!

My name is Ziv Ariely. said...

Thanks Nate!