March 2014 Beginning animation students are always so worried about making the drawings look good and making sure that all the details are there to see. Their animation drawings may be well drawn, however they move very stiffly and without any life. This is because they never rough out their animation, but go straight into Clean Up drawings first. When you first animate a scene, you need to rough out a series of drawings to figure out the action, the staging and other elements that the scene requires. These should be done as small quick, rough drawings known as Thumbnails. Help Me, Doctor - WireTap - CBC Player May 18, 2008 | 26:29WireTap Klosterman's Questions Audio WireTap Klosterman's Questions May 18, 2008 | 26:29This week we explore hypothetical questions. If there was a VCR that could record your dreams but you were only allowed to watch the tapes with a roomful of people—would you still choose to do this? May 4, 2008 | 26:28WireTap The Quick Fix Audio
Tips on Acting for Actors, Animators and Directors : CG Filmmaking, Drawing, Modeling, Animation, Texturing, Lighting & Rendering Acting for Animators A Weekend Workshop by Ed Hooks 1) Always remember where the character is coming from. Fix the moment before your scene. What profession am I? Waiting for a bus? 2) Important quotes from Disney: Grave of the Fireflies Grave of the Fireflies received critical acclaim from film critics. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times considered it to be one of the best and most powerful war films and, in 2000, included it on his "Great Movies" list. Two live-action remakes of Grave of the Fireflies were made, one in 2005 and one in 2008. Plot
Forums - Animation Training by a former Disney Animator... I really want to give back to the animation community here. I've been a member of 11 Second Club since it was the 10 Second Club (before the year 2000). I really love the community it's grown into! This competition has helped me to really hone my skills, and pushed me to become a better animator. Wood For Wood > Vintage Wings of Canada French author Pierre-Antoine Courable and his Belgian cohort Jean Dewaerheid have brought the force of serious research to the seven decade-old legend of Allied bomber crews hitting fake German airfields with fake British bombs. Now, they are looking for former Commonwealth airmen who might have been party to the shenanigans which have become urban legend. In what could easily be the finest and boldest example of death-defying and cheeky nose-thumbing during the Second World War or any conflict for that matter, bomber and intruder crews of the Royal Air Force and USAAF are reputed to have bombed the Luftwaffe's decoy airfields and dummy aircraft, not with high explosives or incendiaries, but with nothing more than dummy bombs made of wood, and painted with the smug remark “Wood for Wood”... all just to make a point. Imagine if you will. Just as you finish pushing a massive wooden Ju-87 Stuka tail first into the surrounding forest, you hear the sound of approaching aircraft. "I see.
Become a Professional Character Animator When I was 12 years old, my parents took me on “The Magic of Disney Animation" tour at Walt Disney World, where I saw REAL Disney Animators creating real Disney Animation. Less than 10 years later, at the age of 22, I became one of the youngest animators ever hired by Walt Disney Animation. That day, I was just a child who formed a dream of working as an animator for Disney. That dream turned into a goal, and that goal turned into a burning desire that wouldn't let me stop until I achieved it. This isn't just a course on “how to animate" or "how to become a character animator". This is a course on how to achieve your biggest dreams!
Shouts & Murmurs: How I Met My Wife SHOUTS AND MURMURS about man who describes meeting his wife at a party. In his description, he drops many prefixes. It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and consolate. I was furling my wieldy umbrella for the coat check when I saw her standing alone in a corner. She was a descript person, a woman in a state of total array.
Guardian Animation Training Program You’ve heard people say “use it or lose it” but did you realize that also applies to your animation? Just as any athlete would train for his sport, we as animators need to train for our art. This training is not done in large leaps or big projects. They are simple, seemingly repetitive exercises done on a regular basis.
Interview with Guy Laramée, Artist: Part 1 “The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole – is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice,” says Québécois artist Guy Laramée. His four-page CV details only a portion of his artistic career, which has included exhibits, collections, essays, interdisciplinary performances, and sculpture, stands as a testament to his dedication to art as a style of living. I first learned of Laramee’s work through his photogenic Great Wall project. For this project, Laramee carved sculptures and landscapes into the books (photos of which are interspersed in this piece) comprising a hundred-volume historiographic series about the so-called “Great Wall of America.” I contacted Laramee to ask if he would be open to a conversation about his work, and the work of art in general. Q: In your artist statement, you talk about the difference between progress and primitivism.
KORRA NATION Turtle-duck Date NightThis is my piece for the upcoming The Legend of Korra / Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus, opening this Saturday, March 7th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Mike and I will be there doing a signing for the first half of the reception (there are a limited number of spots in the signing line, but I’m not sure how they are working that), and hanging out for the rest. I think there will be a raffle, and plenty of cool stuff to purchase. A bunch of the crew members from the production will be there too (hopefully including some ATLA folks), so it is going to be a fun family reunion for us. I can’t wait to see all of the incredible artwork.As for this piece, I used and modified Emily Tetri’s production painting of Harmony Tower (designed by Lee Jung-Su).
arthurcclarke In October of 1945, an article titled "Extra-Terrestrial Relays — Can Rocket Stations Give Worldwide Radio Coverage?" was published in Wireless World magazine, in which world-renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke discussed the idea that, in the near future, artificial satellites placed in a geostationary orbit (now sometimes known as a "Clarke Orbit") could be used as repeaters to relay radio signals.