Jin Chong is a new arrival in the world of animation, having recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Animation & Interactive Media at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this, she trained in architecture and practised for several years. In addition to a deep love of drawing, Jin is also an avid amateur ballet dancer and classical pianist; she firmly believes that each of her artistic passions feeds all the others.
…screening at animation festivals ain’t bad either! At last count: Melbourne International Animation Festival, Blue Plum Animation Festival, AniMazing Spotlight (non-selective, but Rattie got 15 seconds of fame on their Studio Clip Reel made up to present to their contacts in the LA animation scene!)
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Fingers crossed I actually complete this and have a half-decent showreel piece. It’s quite a complicated, subtle-ish acting piece, which is new to me…but the most difficult scene I’ve ever done to date is still in “Rats” with everyone doing slightly different things. Yep. Don’t put seven moving characters in a scene.
Animatic/blocking version 2.0: I’m still working on refining the timing and the actions on the Mrs Crawley character.
Short exercise, following a Jason Ryan tutorial, trying my hand at animating speech for the first time. Unfortunately, the sound quality is as good as it gets…I even reassembled it in After Effects because Flash does even weirder things to sound.
First half-decent drawing since submitting my student film. Pastel pencil on bond paper. It felt good to get my hands dirty after spending 2 months drawing with a slick plastic nib on a slick plastic surface (even with a piece of paper taped to the Wacom). I need to get my drawing mojo back….
One year ago tomorrow, I met Glen Keane, very briefly, at a book signing. He asked if I was involved in animation (I had a sketchbook in hand), and I said I would love to be. So here I am, the day after the end of year screening, with a film under my belt….and the GlenArt award for character animation.