Friday, October 19, 2018

Lockout - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators takes a look at the movie "Lockout". I cover demo reel intros, acting thought process anticipation and offscreen character escalation. That sounds super fancy, hahaha! I totally made that up.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Animation Blocking - Planning - part 3

How to block out your animation, how to plan your animation blocking, what to avoid, what IS animation blocking, all these questions are the basis of this new series and a topic that's really important for new animation students.

Part 3 takes a look at different planning methods, focusing on 2D and reference, with examples of how I approach my reference process, 2D planning examples and more!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Maniac - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators is a hefty one! I'm taking a look at the show "Maniac", which is on Netflix, and there are so many awesome moments in it that you could use for your animation purposes and I didn't even cover all episodes! Loved the show, loved all those moments, and if there's ever an art-of book for it, then I'll be set!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Animation Blocking - Cheat Sheet - part 2

How to block out your animation, how to plan your animation blocking, what to avoid, what IS animation blocking, all these questions are the basis of this new series and a topic that's really important for new animation students. Part 2 gives you an animation checklist of the most important items you should be able to cross off before you show your first blocking pass to whoever needs to see it. This animation cheat sheet, as I like to call it, looks like this: PREP - plan your animation - test your rig - create a pose library QUICK CHECK - act out your playblast - use sound as reference WORKFLOW - make a list of notes - do a technical & visual proof-watch: *pops & arcs * body mechanics * silhouette * mirror shot * work in chunks * don’t loop shots (except for fixes) * avoid repetition (pose & timing) BONUS: - rotoscope your reference There you go! The next upload is going to take a look at each of these items in detail.


Friday, October 5, 2018

Borg vs. McEnroe - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators' upload takes a look at the movie "Borg vs. McEnroe", specifically character staging, prop interaction, eye focus and more!