Monday, August 30, 2010

Helpful Hints: Mute It!

Here's tip I often use to see how my animation is working. Turn off the sound. By muting the audio it really forces you to focus on the characters acting/emotions. It shouldn't just be the audio that tells us what the charactesr are saying/thinking it should also be their body langues, gestures, facial expressions, etc, etc. Here's a video I made that really showcases this. It goes through some clips from movies/tv, but without any audio. Notice how you still fully understand the emotions the characters are feeling & are still able to follow along with whats going on. If you're working on an animation, try muting it and see if you can still understand what the characters are thinking/feeling.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Acting Reference #41

Here's another great clip from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. I love the hand gestures Charlie is making. You can really see how his shoulders are involved in the movements. It's got a really nice loose feel to it. Television comedies are great reference for animation as you'll find characters are a little more over-the-top and tend to have bigger/more interesting gestures.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Scott Pilgrim 8bit Animation

Sweet animation from the Scott Pilgrim vs The World Game. Click the link below to check em all out

Friday, August 20, 2010

Contact Juggling

Awesome video, great for hand reference

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The Animation

Cool little 4 minute animation. P.S. I saw a special screening of the movie at Comic Con & its sweet!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 11 sec WIP

Working on another 11 sec club anim. Here's the progress so far & a link to my thread in their forums.

Photo of a big bunny rabbit!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Walt Disney's Tips On Animation

From the 1950s series of books on how to make animation. Click the image to check it out
Photo of a big bunny rabbit!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Acting Reference #40

Here's a great little clip from The Departed. This is a really nice example of thinking before speaking. Leo basically asks his question with his eyes & facial expressions before he even talks. Having this unspoken anticipation before speaking can really add a lot to a shot.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

New Warner Bros Shorts

Warner Bros animation recently announced that it would be bringing 3 all-new animated shorts to the big screen starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. They will be playing before 3 upcoming new releases (Cats & Dogs 2, Legend of the Guardians, & Yogi Bear)