Epic Comparison Reel

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Well, it’s been a year since I wrapped on Epic, so maybe it’s time for a new comparison reel, huh? This comparison reel is a bit different than those I’ve done before. To help students understand the blocking process further, I’ve added a “storytelling poses” section that shows each shot in the earliest phase of exploring acting decisions. This should clear up a lot of confusion about my blocking process. I’ve been asked countless times about how many poses I put into my blocking, and I always need to explain that I start much more broad with a lot fewer poses. Storytelling poses are key to clean and clear animation so I wanted to show that step on the Epic comparison reel. It was a pain in the ass to keep all these images in mind while working on the show, so I hope this reel is useful.
Epic was far and away my most enjoyable film experience to date, and I am extremely proud of the work I was fortunate to be cast on… from the smallest shot to the largest shot. In addition to my animation responsibilities, I was character lead on the main character Mary Katherine alongside Joe Antonuccio and Ray Ross.

As always, the comparison reel is meant for educational purposes only.

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About Jeff Gabor

Character Animator at Blue Sky Studios!!! Reach me at jagw1r@hotmail.com
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4 Responses to Epic Comparison Reel

  1. Awesome work man, I love watching this. I hope and I can be like this someday!!

  2. Leena Cruz says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    It’s really awesome, and I love how you portray the protagonist, very girly hehe :)

  3. Dave Drake says:

    Thank you so much for this! I got some great tips/ideas for blocking out my shots! I was also lucky enough to learn from Joe! Keep up the amazing work at Blue Sky!

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