Sunday, May 2, 2021

Creature animation is a MUST on your demo reel! (part 1)

Your animation demo reel needs to show variety in your skillset and one of the ways to stand out is to incorporate creature animation. But it doesn't have to be what you think! Creatures can be animated multiple ways, showcasing different styles, personalities and body mechanics, resulting in a reel that will make you stand out from the crowd!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Bad Education - Acting Analysis and Tips for Animators

Today's Acting for Animators takes a look at the fantastic movie "Bad Education" and covers body language, thought process, character staging and much much more!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Animation Workshop Feedback - Anonymous #1 (2021)

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Soul (Pixar) - Animation Analysis

This Animation Analysis video takes a look at a few select shots and sequences from Pixar's movie "Soul" covering a wide range of topics and needless to say, the animation is stunning!

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Love Death + Robots - Season 2 (Netflix) - Animation Reaction, Vibes and some Analysis

First trailer for @netflix' "Love Death + Robots" season 2 is out and with all of those short scenes in it I had to take a closer look. Is it an animation analysis? HARDLY! But I still had fun combing through everything! 😁

Animation Workshop Feedback - Jessica Castillo #14 (2021)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Obsbot Tiny (AI powered Tracking and Auto-Framing Webcam) - Review

Today's review takes a look at the Obsbot Tiny webcam, which features auto tracking and framing, gesture control, great low light imagery and more really cool features! Definitely a keeper!

 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Motion Capture Process - Rokoko Smartsuit Pro (part 2)

Part 2! This is a full overview of the first time setup and capture process showing you what you get with the Rokoko Smartsuit Pro straight out of the box! Quirks, mistakes and successes included!

Check out all things Rokoko on their site here: https://rokoko.io/31Vms4d

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Rokoko Smartsuit Pro Review (at home Motion Capture) - Unboxing, Overview, Suit up (part 1)

This is part 1 of my Rokoko series which takes a look at the Smartsuit Pro, what you get upon purchase, how to wear the suit, and continuing with tutorials on how to set it up, capture a session, transfer it to Maya, stream it to Maya and much more!

  

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Animation Minute (March 8th - March 14th, 2021)

The Animation Minute! Your weekly summary of all things animation! Covering March 8th - March 14th, 2021.

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Jurassic Park 3 - Acting Analysis and Tips for Animators

Today's Acting for Animators takes a look at the movie 'Jurassic Park 3" and covers body mechanics, pantomime, facial acting and more!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney) - SO GOOD - #AnimationLove

Time to just celebrate awesome animation with a new series simply called SO GOOD, focusing on the awesome work being done out there using a handful of shots I love, starting with "Raya and the Last Dragon!"

Saturday, March 6, 2021

DoubleTake - best app for filming ANIMATION REFERENCE? (FNA/App Review)

"DoubleTake" is a very handy app that let's you film multiple angles/views in one take, which is very convenient when filming your animation reference takes! You can have it all in one movie or separated, plus it gives you frame options from, 24, to 25, to 30fps. It's currently my go to app for filming my animation reference takes!

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Hold the Dark (Netflix) - Acting Analysis and Tips for Animators

Today's Acting for Animators takes a look at the Netflix movie "Hold the Dark" and covers silhouette, audience expectations, character staging and much more!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Pixar's Luca (Teaser) - Animation Analysis and Reaction

The teaser for Disney/Pixar's "Luca" is out and it's super cute!! And you know I had to look at every frame of it!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Animation Workshop Feedback - Benjamin Benet #7 (2021)

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Masterclasses are coming and CUSTOM RIG NEEDED! HIRING!

I'm looking for artists who can help me build a custom rig! Paid job! This will be for Maya first and Blender later. I will go into more details soon but for now I wanted to see who would be interested and able to do this job! Going to be fun!! 

 There's a huge amount of animation material planned (started to animate it already and it's so much fun to animate personal clips again!) and I will be packaging it all up into courses and masterclasses for different levels and at different price points, bundled with workshops and many more options! Super pumped about this!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney Trailer) - Animation Analysis and Reaction

Full trailer for Disney Animation's "Raya and the Last Dragon" is out and of course I had to comb through it because NERD! 


Friday, January 22, 2021

IK Arms - Most Common Animation Mistakes (part 12)

Part 12 of the Most Common Animation Mistakes series takes a look at the pitfalls of IK arms and how to fix that dreaded look!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sinister - Acting Analysis and Tips for Animators

Today's Acting for Animators takes a look at the movie "Sinister" and covers body language, subtext, character familiarity and more!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One) - Review (Book Flip Through)

This clip takes a look at the "Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)". This is definitely the way! Lots of great artwork in it!

 

Animation Workshop Feedback - Christian Wang #5 (2020)

Sorry for the bad audio, but I like the shot a lot so I wanted to post it for people to see despite the audio issues.


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Friday, January 15, 2021

And the winner is ...? - Animation Contest Fall 2020

Congratulations to the winner and thank you everybody for submitting! Let's do it again in 2021!

 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Bridgerton (Netflix) - Acting Analysis and Tips for Animators

Today's Acting for Animators takes a look at the Netflix show "Bridgerton" and focuses on eye focus (ha!), head accents, body language, facial anticipation and much more!

 

Monday, January 11, 2021