Friday, May 18, 2018

Animation Topic: ZERO GRAVITY - Spring 2018 Contest

Here we go! The topic is:


 You got 1 week! 100 frames! GO GO GO!

 Shots are due no later than end of day Friday the 25th of May. So 11:59pm is your absolute deadline!
Email me your Quicktime (1080p, h.264) or link to Quicktime to:

 contest (at)

 Make sure that your full name is somewhere in the email, no crazy usernames! HAHAHA!

7 ESSENTIAL Tips for Filming Reference

New FNA Friday is up and today it covers 7 essential tips for filming reference, the dos and don'ts and pitfalls you need to avoid when filming reference

Animation Workshop Shuwei Kuo #8

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Midnight Special - Acting Analysis

"Midnight Special" is the latest Acting Analysis clip I just posted and I'm looking at multiple things, covering acting beats but also other elements like audience anticipation and how you can add traditional animation exercises into a more cinematic shot approach.

Animation Workshop Shuwei Kuo #5

Monday, May 7, 2018

100 Frame Animation Contest - Spring 2018 Edition

It's time for another 100 Frame Animation contest! WOOHOO!! You can check out previous contests here (we've been doing this for almost 10 years! WOW!) This time around the prize has been raised to $100 + plus an extra surprise gift of my choosing.

The contest topic announcement will be:

May 18th

and the contest runs for a week until:

May 25th. 

1 Week. 100 Frames. $100.

You can get just the money via Paypal or if you see something on Amazon that tickles your fancy I can also send you a package of your choosing (as long as it is a reasonable and valid shipping address).

Send me your submission to:

Good luck everybody!!

Animation Workshop Kyaw Saw Aung #4

LOVING the Nintendo Labo!

For once not animation related but I just wanted to quickly say how much I love the Nintendo Labo!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Doubt - Acting Analysis

New acting analysis clip is up, this time from the movie "Doubt". I'm looking at a very short moment in a sequence (even though the whole movie has great performances) and I think it's something that you could use in your animation, or at least it can be a springboard idea wise for a performance you might create. (that's a lot of maybes HAHAHAH)

Animation Workshop Kyaw Saw Aung #3

CGI & VFX Demos: "Horse R&D Project - A Breakdown" - by Lonnie Kraatz

I thought this was a cool breakdown of all the separate elements.

Horse reference

A horse on a treadmill!