Behind the Scenes & Character Designers & Cinematography & Concept Artists & Illustrators & Learning

Movie Geometry – Shaping the Way You Think

Have you ever noticed that villains in a story have pointy features and the lovable characters appear to be round-faced? A new video has revealed why – and how Disney and other filmmakers use the trick to get us to empathize with the hero and hate the villain in movies. It shows how characters such as Darth Vader and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty have sharp, angular faces made from triangles, while lovable characters such as Baloo from ‘The Jungle Book’ are…

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Animated Shorts & Animators & CG & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Independent Film Making & Progress Reels & Storyboarding

The Café Kickstarter

The Café is an independent short animated film in Production by Dana Boadway Masson (Director) and Terrence Masson (Producer). Dana has been working with professional animator friends volunteering their considerable skills, while Terrence has been using it as an interdisciplinary teaching project for his students at Northeastern University. A unique and successful collaboration so far! They have launched a Kickstarter to pay professional lighting/comp TD’s and get us wrapped up in time for the 2014 festival circuit. Contact at or on…

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2D & Animators & Character Designers & Concept Artists & Disney & Learning & Sketches

Character Performance Workshop

WORKSHOP #6 is on Jan 29 at 05:00 PM – Jan 29 at 07:00 PM (UTC -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Location:  Franklin, Tennessee, United States Event Summary:  A series of character design workshops that Tom Bancroft (Disney Animator – Lion King, Mulan, etc.) is doing. Worth checking out! “Character Performance” CHARACTER PERFORMANCE is job one as an animator/storyteller.  Giving your character a personality that you clearly communicate is the basis of all acting in animation.  With a character…