My good buddy Kevan Shorey posted some great content on the http://animatinotipsandtricks.com website today. It’s about using contrast in animation.
For me, contrast is best used when trying to heighten an emotional beat. For example.. if I’m trying to animate someone being “sad”, what do I do? How […]
Oh wow.. talk about a great book that every animator should get.
Amazon.com: Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures: Walt Stanchfield, Don Hahn: Books.
As a 3d animator, I’ve had many people ask […]
Originally Posted: Monday, 12 June 2006
We’re making the most rediculous video of all time.. it’ll either be great, or.. well.. stupid.
Edit: I finished shooting the video & editing it together. It’s available on youtube.. and if you purchased the Animator Friendly Rigging DVD series, you’ve seen it. 🙂 Enjoy!
Orignally posted: Monday, 16 October 2006
Ah, I love it when articles come out touting the awesomeness of new technology and get the facts so wonky that it makes it seem like anything would be possible, if it weren’t for those darn pesky artists!
The New York Times has a new article about Image […]
One of the things I get asked about quite often from new animators is “how do you come up with good acting ideas”.
My answer, of course, is “you think my acting ideas are good? aww, shucks!”
Actually, coming up with ideas is one of my favorite parts of the animation process. It’s something I […]
a number have people have suggested that I repost something I wrote way back in november of 2005..
so here it is..
The fear of moving past blocking..
November 16th, 2005
The more you know, the more fear you have.
Along with focusing on time management, becoming a better supervisor, and prepping for the holidays, I am thinking a ton about character development.
I was making a bottle for toby this morning while simultaneously holding him and trying to clean his nose and I realized that ever since I became a father I […]
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One of the things I’m working on in my position as Head of Character Animation is learning how to straddle the roles of being a “Coach” and a “Player”. You see, as an animator, my role was to be the best animator I […]
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