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? "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? Its a scene from The Secret of Nimh, in which Miss Brisby soaks her cut arm in a water dish within a birdcage. If not a stand alone, what is the context of the shot? Why Did I pick this shot? As a kid I would rewind my VHS tape and watch this sequence over and over again. ...Why?
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