Saturday, June 27, 2020

Lenses - Cameras for Animation (part 1)

New series: Cameras for Animation! Tricky to master but vital for your growth as an animator and storyteller. This vast topic will be covered over multiple videos and part 1 focuses on LENSES.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Da 5 Bloods - Acting Analysis for Animators

This Acting Analysis for Animators takes a look at Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" and covers props driving poses, pantomime thought process, character staging and more! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Animation Workshop Kyle Disanjh #2 (2020)

Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation (by Wayne Gilbert) - Review

"Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation is packed with information about drawing the human form in a simplified way, for animators, illustrators, character designers and comic artists. It emphasizes simplified structure, balance and posing with sequential images." 

 I'm covering my old 1999 edition but the 4th edition "is an updated version with more character design information and animated examples from planning notes.", so make sure to check it out here.

Friday, June 19, 2020

The BIGGEST Posing Mistake Animators Do

Don't fall into the trap of just opening an animation rig and starting to animate with it. A rig pose is not a character pose. Think about the headspace, the emotional state, the situation, etc. that your character is in and work on that defining starting pose.

The Windshield Wiper - Trailer


Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Great (season 1) - Acting Analysis for Animators

This Acting Analysis for Animators takes a look at Hulu's "The Great" and covers character quirks, reaction shots, shot composition and much more! And it's also a fantastic show you should watch!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Star Trek Deep Space 9 XL Edition (Eaglemoss Hero Collector) - Unboxing

Part of the "Things I Like" playlist, let's unbox and take a look at the Star Trek Deep Space 9 XL Edition (Eaglemoss Hero Collector), because why not?! I love Star Trek and this station design has always been fascinating to me. If you haven't watcched DS9 yet you should, one of the best Trek shows out there! 

 You can get it here at Eaglemoss:

Friday, June 12, 2020

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Trailer - Animation Analysis (EmberLab)

Really cool looking trailer with beautiful cinematics and interesting gameplay. Great work by EmberLab!

Goodbye Volcano High - Reveal Trailer

Animation Progression - Blocking to Polish - "I'm Walking Here" (shot 1)

Here's a progression reel of the first shot of my "I'm Walking Here" clip. This is probably the only clip I fully animated straight ahead from start to finish, improvising each beat on the go.