Over the course of this semester I’ve mainly improved in two ways. I’ve gotten much better at working in groups after tackling a group animation recently, and I’ve also gotten much more aware of how to make quality motion. The second project of the semester in which we had to emphasize acting and facial emotion in a shot really helped me with understanding subtlety and emphasis.
One area where I still struggle is getting timing just right. Acting beats are important for giving a character personality, as well as expressing the intention of the shot. Animation is still tough and takes a long while for me to work on, but it is definitely getting easier.
The group project is coming to a close now, and it has taken a lot of work to get to where we are now. It was a great experience, but I could definitely improve at making sure we all know exactly what we need to do in order to get the job done. Working and communicating with others helps to make a group project run smoothly, and that was probably our weakest point.