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Some Of My Early Animations

Animation is one of my loves.  Back when I was a second and third year university student, I had the oppourtunity to take some animation classes.  They were more focused on things like The Principles of Animation instead of general film making.  Back then I did upload two of my assignments that I was really proud of, but three years later, I've kind of summed up the courage to upload the majority of my work from those few classes.  I'd like to share them with you; they are all below:


A Ball in a Box (Intro. to Animation Final) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

For RIT's "Intro. To Animation," course, there was a final assignment to show the instructor what we have learned. So I decided to make this little half a minute short called "A Ball in a Box."

I know there are quite a few sound syncing issues, I do appologize.


Dynamics of Musicality Assignment from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

For week 3 (?) of RIT's "Intro. to Animation," course, we had to create an animation that would sync up to the playing music.


Bowling Ball Bounce (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to do a ball bounce, but with a very heavy bowling ball. I think I got the weight of it pretty good.


Perspective Ball Bounce (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to do a ball bounce in perspective. I decided to have a little extra fun with it and pretend there were some obstacles making it bounce a little differently,


Water Balloon Roll (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to have a balloon filled with water roll off of an imaginary ledge.


Paper Fall (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to made a sheet of paper fall through air; I had a little fun with it.


Flour Sack Jump (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to have a sack of flour do a little jump.


Flour Sack Getup, Walk, & Slip (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to have a sack of flour wake/get up, walk a step or two, then fall over.


Tarzan (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We were given a sequence of key frames of a "Tarzan," character doing a jump n' swing with a rope, and we had to do everything in between.


Walk Cycle (Free Exercise) (My First!) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had walk cycles coming up in a few weeks, so I wanted to get a little bit ahead and try doing one myself. I showed it to one of my animation professors and he said that it looked more like a march... I guess that's something at least. :P


Walk & Run Cycles (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A pencil test for an animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to do walk and run cycles (in place), along with a transition for each.


Lip Sync (Assignment) from Benjamin N. Summerton on Vimeo.

A paper cutout animation assignment I did a while back at RIT's SoFA. We had to do a lip sync, choosing any audio we liked. I went a small snippet from Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator."