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.