Saturday, March 30, 2019

Animation Q&A - ANSWERS - part 5

Another round of Animation Q&A, this is part 5 of my answers from all the questions posted on the Spider-Verse giveaway. There were A LOT of questions so there will be a part 6 and probably 7!!

14 Lessons From Making A $3500 Feature Film - Adam Bradley

Friday, March 29, 2019

House of Cards - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators takes a look at "House of Cards" and specifically at body language and contrasting body poses and movement between two characters.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Overanimating and Overacting in Animation

Do you overanimate your scenes? How do you avoid overanimating your characters and overacting in your animation? What is overacting in general? Do you struggle with acting choices that seem over the top? So many questions! Check out today's FNA upload and let me know if it answered your questions!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Game Anim - Book Review

This review takes a look at Jonathan Cooper's book "Game Anim" and its animation related content. I found it to be a really helpful general overview of the video game animation process with a lot of helpful tips and explanations.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Crazy Rich Asians - Acting Analysis for Animators

Today's Acting Analysis for Animators takes a look at the movie "Crazy Rich Asians". Two sequences covering social status, secondary action, sets offering more acting choices and more!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Most Common Animation Mistakes - part 1

Time to kick off a new series and this is all about the most common animation mistakes. There's a set of pitfalls students fall into all the time and this list is a collection of things I've been seeing over and over for the past 12 years.

 The items might sound broad but I will go into a specific section of the broader term and pick apart what students get wrong over and over.

The list is as follows:
 - blocking (which I have covered already, check it out here => Blocking Playlist )
- ease in/out
- arcs
- spacing
- one frame direction change
- one axis
- no repetition
- proper balance
- offset
- silhouette
- polish

Polish is a big and broad topic for sure, so that one might get its own series.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Take Shelter - Acting Analysis for Animators - part 4

Another Acting Analysis for Animators and this time we are looking at part 4 and one of my favorite sequence of "Take Shelter", which showcases such a wide range of useful animation tips such as reacting to another character, personal space, eye contact, pantomime and much more.

Forglemmegei (Forget-me-not)

Forglemmegei (Forget-me-not) from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.