Monday, February 3, 2014

My Animation Reel

My animation reel. I will constantly be updating this.
Sorry it is not public at the moment, please contact me for password if you want to see it.



Tina Hsu character animation reel from Tina Hsu on Vimeo.
00:02-00:23 Stop motion character animation
00:24-01:12 2D character animation
00:13-01:23 3D character animation

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lady and the Sandwich Boy

I boarded a little side story of "LADY and the frog" as a storyboard sample. This is not in the film, but it has been stuck in my head while I was making "LADY and the frog" and I am glad to get it out of my system :).


Lady and the Sandwich Boy--Story sample
from Tina T. Hsu on Vimeo.

















Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Domestic Goddess (working title) WIP stuff

These are WIP from a project I just started a little while ago as a portfolio piece. I am slowly flushing out my ideas. I am still trying things out and will be updating this constantly.

Some Designs just so I know who these characters are.





















This is the story reel of one of the scenes at the location designed above, sort of an early/opening sequence.

I have not had the time to separate all the layers and put in the camera moves so these are just the storyboard panels roughly cut together. I hope the distinction between continuing panels and cuts are not too confusing.


The Domestic Goddess (working title) story sample from Tina T. Hsu on Vimeo.


The Boards.




















Friday, January 24, 2014

In Her Shoe--Story Sample

I boarded another story about a girl and what is in her shoe.
This story focuses more on character interaction and has more dialogue.
 
In Her Shoe--Story Sample from Tina T. Hsu on Vimeo.


Some Character Sketches so I know who I am drawing.
The grown up version of the heroin did not end up in the board.




















Storyboards















Thursday, August 16, 2012

The box


My first stop motion piece!
Made this in a stop motion class in 2012 summer.

BGM from Maoudamashii
I made everything else from scratch with help from my professor,
the school lab and my classmates.




The design sketch




















Puppet turnaround


















Some progress photos and still frames



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Little suit jacket

A little suit jacket I sewed together for a collaborative project spring 2013, and my glove is modeling for me.

It is made from given pattern and materiel, part machine sewing and part hand sewing. All the edges have wire in it.

Personally I find the fabric on the thick side for something this small, but perhaps there is a reason for it. So far it has been a very interesting learning experience and I hope I will get better at it.



Marquette sculpture

I made these around summer 2011 as part of the character design process for my MFA thesis film "Lady and the Frog". Their models changed during the animation process, but the maquettes are still very useful for working out the design and as reference.


The Lady





















The Frog

Animation cleanup stills

I figure I never post my animation drawings although this is what I do 90% of my time. This sequence is her walking into her kitchen while stuffing her face with donuts. The lower body is going to be covered by the kitchen counter, thus chopped off in my drawings. What you see in the second image is about 1.5 second worth of animation.

These are cleanup drawings that will then be digitally processed, colored and put into video form. The red tint is the tie-down structural under drawings I do before doing the black line.




















Here is another cleanup drawing from a bigger shot I am still working on.
She is on 16 field paper, thus the 5 peg holes that barely fits in the scanner.


And these are cleanup drawings from various shots of the other character.




Monday, August 13, 2012

1-3min gesture studies

Some 1-3 min quick studies for pose/gestures.



The most recent stuff from 2013 fall



















Male
Female

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Clothed figure

5 min characterized figures
 
5-20 minute clothed figure