Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Animation Garden

Hi. We have moved the energy over to The Animation Garden on Facebook.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

3D animation that looks like 2D animation

The animated film is made very dynamic and full of depth by using 3D space. The interest is the design is in the 2D style. We also get to see a giraffe on a motor scooter, which is pretty cool.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Great Storyboard = Great Film

2nd Year animators have just completed their first shot in their major project animation.
It is time to go back to the storyboard and choose the next shot to animate. Time to review what was learnt about storyboarding.
A storyboard can be adjusted (if it is your own project) to better understand what needs to be animated.
Roughing out the next shot, from a project storyboard, in a shot storyboard of its own is a valuable starting point moving into the next bit of animation to complete.
Bill Plympton on how he uses storyboards:
A storyboard is a critical part of the process of making a film. Many decisions are made and ideas resolved in the storyboards. The story takes form and begins to be explained. Many things are planned in a storyboard:
  • character designs develop
  • movement and action is depicted
  • editing and transition choices noted
  • meaningful camera angles
  • camera lens choices made (e.g. wide angle, fish eye, macro, 35mm)
  • lighting
  • backgrounds/ sets
  • composition and staging choices for storytelling
  • dialogue
  • sound effects
  • music
  • timing (SLUG)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How Bill Plympton animates in 2D

Suggestion: follow this blog to get an insight into Bill Plympton's process.

Crayon Dragon by Toniko Pantoja

A Cal Arts second year animation student animation. How do they get this good? Practice and passion for the work.  Animate every day :) because you want to.