The Lozt Boyz: How I Study Animation If studying in school is essential to getting good grades, couldn't you say the same for creating good animation? If you truly want to have better animation, you need to study. More importantly, do you know HOW TO STUDY? When I was a kid, getting good grades never came easy to me. No matter how much I read through all the material, I would still do poorly on my tests. It wasn't until my Mom showed me HOW TO STUDY, that things changed. "WHY CAN'T MY STUFF LOOK LIKE THAT?" Then it hit me. "just because this works for me, it doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you."...because I'm dumb. SO LETS START STUDYING!!! In order to study, we need to study something. With every shot or every test I animate, I try to learn something new and get something out of it. For this demonstration I have selected a shot from the movie THE SECRET OF NIMH. My first group of questions are pretty standard. Can you give a brief description of the shot? If not a stand alone, what is the context of the shot? !!!
The Animation Garden Animation with a moustache Posted on March 17, 2014 | Leave a CommentFiled under Animation Having moved back to London to work on a really cool cartoony game I can’t talk much of for now, I am currently focusing on life drawing and painting most of my evenings. London is probably the only place in the world where Life drawing classes happen pretty much every day. For that reason, I decided to start a new blog and I will be posting all sort of useful information I come across on it and I might even post some of my drawings. Hopefully you might find some information helpful . I have a bit of experience with Life drawing, painting is something very new to me so if you are interested in the same topic, point your RSS reader to the following link, I will be posting all the great material I find useful in my learning. The blog look a bit rough around the edges but the content should easily compensate for the look in my opinion. Keep pushing yourself! I love the design of Krampus.
Comedy for Animators - Part 5 A note about “Gravity” Here is an interesting quote about the new film “Gravity” In an interview with Rene Rodriquez of the Miami Herald, director Alphonso Cuaron referred to a silent film comedian. I was channeling Buster Keaton when we made Gravity — the single through-line story in which there is a lot of humanity and emotion, but everything is conveyed through physical action. We just wanted to put on a really good show. I haven’t seen Gravity yet, but the more I hear about it the more interesting it becomes. This song makes everything funny Or maybe not. The song is “Yakety Sax” and is most famous from it’s use by Benny Hill. Youtube users have done exhaustive testing of the theory that it makes everything funny. “Saving Private Ryan” with “Yakety Sax” is not funny. It has to be scenes with a chase or at least lots of running. And it has to be sped up. Posted in Music Tagged music Prank Films When television was young, the prank film returned.
The Power of Posing | ..::avneriginal::.. Head over to Vanity Fair for a great article by the photographer Howerd Schatz. He photographed actors at his studio in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters. My top three are: GEOFFREY RUSHLeft: You’re the cornerman for a winded female boxer, desperately exhorting her: “She’s run away with your boyfriend! She’s kidnapped your kid! JOHN GOODMANLeft: You’re a geek flirting with a cheerleader, unaware that you don’t stand a chance. IAN McSHANELeft: You’re a politically ambitious prosecutor trying a sensational murder case, and you’ve just realized that the defense’s key witness has given you a huge opening to prove that he’s lying. Here are the rest of the images from the article.
Animation Notes Contents Cut Outs - Straight Ahead Animation The projects below are not required submissions but the notes may be of interest to you. Please refer to Chris Barker for your animation assignments Metamorphosis - Hand Drawn AnimationKey Pose drawingsWalk Cycle - Character AnimationLip Sync - Making a Character TalkClaymation "The Audition"Pixillation Experimental Animation Her Cold Coffee Eyes Temple of the Seven Golden Camels Evan E. Richards The Cinematography of “Gravity” (2013) Cinematographer: Emmanuel Lubezki Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Cinematography Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture Read More» The Cinematography of “L.A. Confidential” (1997) Cinematographer: Dante Spinotti Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award for Best Cinematography Nominated for the 1998 Academy Award for Best Picture The Cinematography of “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (2007) Cinematographer: Ron Fortunato The Cinematography of “Killing Them Softly” (2012) Cinematographer: Greig Fraser Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival The Cinematography of “The Proposition” (2005) Cinematographer: Benoît Delhomme Won the 2005 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography