Saturday, June 30, 2018

How to take your animation TO THE NEXT LEVEL part 3

Part 3 of the How To Take Your Animation To The Next Level series takes a look at the classic animation exercise: the weight lift. Using Ti West's "The Innkeepers" as an example, I'm walking you through all the cool moments of that sequence (or more one long shot) and how you can apply that to your animation, and I look at other little bits of movie examples to round out part 3 of this FNA.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

How to take your animation TO THE NEXT LEVEL - part 2

This is part 2 of the How To Take Your Animation To The Next Level series and I'm exploring the classic "Sit Down" assignment and using a clever kid and awesome Disney Animation character studies as inspiration for your future animation scenes!

Westworld Season 2 "Les Écorchés" - Acting Analysis

It's Thursday and that means Acting Analysis day and before this season of "Westworld" ends I wanted to take a look at two sequences and talk about contrast in character through simple eye movement behavior differences and how quiet moments with whispers and people's reactions could be a great inspiration for your pantomime animation scenes.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spungella Playblast - Podcast Announcement!

The Spungella Playblast animation podcast is officially live!

The intro episode is out now, check out the announcement clip!

Episode 1 is out on Ancher now:

and as the episodes are being distributed over the next few days you will find them as well on:

iTunes (Apple Podcasts)
Google Play Music
Pocket Casts

Thanks for listening! :)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

True Detective - Acting Analysis

This acting analysis clip covers a lot of different topics: unspoken history through body acting, expanding the scope of your scene through extra characters, sneaking in polished animation for extra awesomeness, and more, as I'm walking you through this sequence from "True Detective", season 1.

*hahaha not sure why I said "nervous" during that nun animation by Guilherme Jacinto, she's more frustrated than nervous :)

Animation Workshop Romana Sonntag #1

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Power through these ANIMATION EXERCISES!

This FNA goes through some of the helpful animation exercise lists you can find online, which should keep you busy for quite some time and how you can tweak exercises for even more challenges.

Friday, June 1, 2018

True Blood - Acting Analysis

Today's acting analysis takes a look at "True Blood" and how a simple head angle change can affect the intent of a shot!