Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Umm... WOW

So my last assignment for Animation Mentor really helped my eye for animation, with a LOT of help from my Mentor and class-mates!

WOW I was so blind in the first run. I thought I was doing pretty well, until each new critique my mentor gave me didn't get any better, so I decided to start all over again from scratch. I'm content with my current one, but I'm sure in a few months I'll look back at it and say "UGH!" I guess even now, I'm a little "UGH" towards it. Yup I can totally see some ugly spots.


It is true! The more you do, the better your eye for animation strengthens. So NEVER think your stuff is perfect! Even the animators that work on those awesome features sometimes go "UGH! I could have done better" And that is a good thing to keep in mind!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

"Nine Old Men of Disney" on Cinderella DVD

So… I was watching the extra features on the 2-disc set of Cinderella and it’s in the “Backstage Disney” area where this is a tribute to the “Nine Old Men of Disney”

Inspiring animators of today, such as Brad Bird, Glen Keane, Andreas Deja, and Ron Clements sat at the same table Walt and the Nine Old Men sat at in the Tam O’ Shanter Inn. And they just sat and talked about these men who pretty much invented this stuff!

There was a great quote that stood out to me. Brad Bird says…

“One of the keys things I was taught, was to not look at other animations, though you can learn a few things from that, but what’s more important, is to take from your life. Either take from books you’ve read or something outside the art-form and make your own observations to bring to the art-form so then the art-form is always growing. They brought from their lives and so if we follow that example and bring from our lives, the art of animation is going to expand!”

If you haven’t seen the extra features on Cinderella, you MUST! It’s pretty darn inspiring to listen to. It’s a great animation pick-me-up!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Disney Family Albums

Martin K posted this on his blog. Pretty sweet post! Good ole' animation pick-me-ups! Need some inspiration, check it out!


Martin says...
I love watching documentaries about the old masters and today I came across some really cool links at YouTube. It might be old stuff to some, but I've never seen it before :)

Ward Kimball Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Milt Kahl - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Frank Thomas - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Ollie Johnston - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Wollie Reitherman - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Eric Larson - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Marc Davis - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Class 3 baby!

Oh man oh man! Class 3 is gonna be SICK! Right now we are learning pantomime and I'm loving it. I've had the passion for animation before, but now that I'm studying this stuff, I've found a new and higher love for this stuff! And I LOVE pantomime! Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Mr. Bean are now my favorite actors to go to!

Here is my story idea for my next assignment! Love this stuff!