Update - 3 May 2019
This is a teaser of my thesis film, "Godspeed".
Sunny Chan - Director, Layout, Animation | Brian Nathaniel - Art Director & VFX Supervisor (Lookdev & Lighting) | Yuna Chen - Lighting & Compositing | Aster Lai - Lighting & Compositing | Samantha Lee - Grooming | Sherryn Pattarawuttiwong - Texturing | Prakash Panchariya - Rigging | Coco Zhan - UV Mapping
Mom - Bonnie 2.0 Rig (Josh Sobel Rigs) | Son - Boy Rig (CartoonFactory)
Background music - Tomoka ♪ BGMch
Update - 1 Apr 2019
Hello! My name is Sunny Chan, an animation student currently studying at SCAD. This is my latest 3D character animation demo reel.
[00:01 - 00:24] - "No Girls Allowed, Captain!"
This is a 3-shot acting performance animation with Zoey Rig (characterrigs.com) and Paul Rig (Long Winter Studios). The dialogue for the first two shots is from the TV series "Fresh off the Boat" and the dialogue in the last shot is my voice tweaked to a higher pitch.
I'm responsible for animation, layout, sound effects and motion graphics on the monitors. Lighting credit to my friend, Brian Lesiangi.
This is the shot progression of "No Girls Allowed, Captain!", going from storyboard, layout, animatic, to animation blocking and passes.
[00:24 - 00:56] - "Godspeed" Shot 06-13 (Work in Progress)
This is a work-in-progress extract from my thesis short film with Bonnie 2.0 Rig (Josh Sobel Rigs) and Boy Rig (CartoonFactory). The film is about a non-expressive mother struggling to say goodbye to her son at the airport.
I'm the director of this film, responsible for story, layout and animation as well. Lighting, shading and compositing credit to my friend, Brian Lesiangi.
This is a side-by-side video showing my video references, animatic and current animation progress.
[00:56 - 01:04] - "Slash and Smash"
This is a 3-shot action sequence with Ronan Rig (Josh Sobel Rigs). The last double sword slash is inspired by a Monster Hunter footage my friend showed me. Had so much working on the sound effects and putting in the geometries for the gun firing and sword slashing effects.
This is the full version of "Slash and Smash".
[01:05 - 01:20] - "Self Defense"
This is a 9-shot acting performance animation with Bonnie 2.0 Rig (Josh Sobel Rigs) and Paul Rig (Long Winter Studios). The dialogue is from "Iron Man 2" when Happy is boxing with Black Widow.
I'm responsible for animation, layout, and sound effects. Lighting credit to my friend, Brian Lesiangi.
This is the full version of "Self Defense".
[01:20 - 01:28] - "Him"
This is a monologue acting performance animation with Lindsey Rig (characterrigs.com). The dialogue is from Olive in "Little Miss Sunshine".
This is the full version of "Him" with video reference.