Anatomy of Facial Expression


Anatomy of Facial Expression: From website... "With our second book, we are redefining the human head, often the most difficult area of human anatomy to understand. This time we are taking it a step further by bringing this imagery to you in full 3D.  This book focuses exclusively on using 3D modeling, CT, Mri and 3D scan techniques of the head & neck. It covers forms, shapes, facial topography, gender differences, age groups, body types, ethnicities, and the anatomy of the human head and neck."


Animation Insider's eBook - FREE!

https://vimeo.com/210982905

Animation Insider's eBook

This free digital download describes the workflow of talented animators such as Mike Nguyen, Victor Navone and Jason Ryan.


Tutorials - Image Based Lighting in Maya

Maya - Basic Character Lighting Tutorial from Rahul Rohilla on Vimeo.

In this tutorial, we will discuss about basic character lighting with the help of Image Based Lighting technique and how to optimize your Final Gathering process for reducing your render time.


Storyboarder - Free Storyboard Software

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJWme1ybGpY

"Storyboarder" works on both a Mac and a PC and is free to download.


Cinematic Storyboard Class Syllabus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=PjmPfnUIVA4

I posted this back in 2009 and decided to re-post it because his work is so good...

If you are a rising storyboard artist, you are making your own film or are interested in how to set-up and stage storyboards, check out Jay Oliva classes. I have heard great things!

One thing many people forget or do not recognize is that drawing is a minor skill when it comes to storyboards. It's storytelling that is king.

Cinematic Storyboard Class Syllabus


Storyboard and Layout | Gigglebug Behind the Scenes Using TV Paint

https://youtu.be/TkCXZbIwoKw

Gigglebug Enternainment team in Finland ! They show you how they have been creating the season 2 of Gigglebug animated series. This week episode is about the storyboard and layout process. Learn more about Gigglebug on www.gigglebug.tv/ Discover TVPaint on our website : http://tvpaint.com/ Try the demo version here : https://www.tvpaint.com/demo Video by Benjamin Cerbai and Elodie Moog. Music Credits : Easy Day by Kevin MacLoed And discover many things made with TVPaint on our social media : - http://facebook.com/tvpaint.developpe... - http://instagram.com/tvpaint - http://twitter.com/TVPaintDev - http://vimeo.com/tvpaint


Ctrl + Paint

https://vimeo.com/227982259

Ctrl+Paint is a free learning resource dedicated to the basics of digital painting. Each bite-sized video covers a different concept, allowing you to learn complex subjects in manageable increments.

Layer groups - 2 - overlays from matt kohr on Vimeo.

Easy Curved Selections from matt kohr on Vimeo.

Texture overlays Group from matt kohr on Vimeo.


Emotions Of Pixar

https://vimeo.com/129634826

In anticipation of "Inside Out", I made a video showcasing the emotions in Pixar movies.
Hope you like pop music and mush!

Edited By Lindsay McCutcheon
Music: Breathe Me - Sia & You Know We Can't Go Back - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Movies:
Toy Story
A Bug's Life
Toy Story 2
Monster's Inc
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Cars
Ratatouille
Wall-E
Up
Toy Story 3
Brave
Monster's University

Thanks to Rishi Kaneria's "ROYGBIV" for the title screen idea.


Study of James Baxter’s Animation

The artist will not let me embed the video but here is a link https://vimeo.com/196690839

and here is another one https://vimeo.com/196822685


How-To Draw Judy Hopps From 'Zootopia' | Disney Parks

https://youtu.be/jyUSu4SFiKg

Walt Disney Studios just shared this great step-by-step tutorial on how to draw Judy Hopps from new film, “Zootopia”. Grab a pencil, paper and get ready to check it out! To read more, visit the Disney Parks Blog:http://bit.ly/1Q9pDYR


11 Best Animation Drawing Resources

If you want to learn to draw, draw better to become a better animator or improve your drawing skills overall... These are the 11 Best Animation Drawing Resources - IMHO ~ Angie


11. Ryan Woodward Drawing For Animation

This guy really understands how to create a moving drawing.

Ryan Woodward, 2012 SoDak Animation Festival from SoDak Animation on Vimeo.


10. The Art of Aaron Blaise

Lots of cheap tutorials.   Aaron specializes in creatures.


9. John K Animation School Lessons

...a wealth of information from John Kricfalusi


8. Tom Bancroft Blog

I worked for Tom's twin brother Tony on Stuart Little 2 many years ago and these guys are both full of experience and information.

Tom has released several books to help artists get better at drawing for animation. Tom's daily drawings on his blog feed are fun. He also has a podcast with his brother Tony you can check out here.

In addition, he has a bunch of lessons on youtube.


7.  Gesture Drawing Tutorial By Prem Sai

This is a terrific explanation of line of action in a gesture drawing.

 


6. Karl Gnass - Spirit of the Pose

I studied with Karl Gnass when I worked at Sony.  He is AMAZING.  He truly understands anatomy and movement and can explain it where you begin to draw better in minutes. His blog is mostly announcements about his classes. 

You can also google his name and find plenty of his past student's posts with content from classes like this.

His youtube channel is a tremendous resource.


5. Proko - Stan Prokopenko - How to Draw

Stan has provided an insane amount of free content in videos on youtube.

and... more.


4. Draw the Looney Tunes Book 

This book can be hard to find. I swear by it.  Concentrated effort of training in a beautiful book.



3.  James Gomes Cabral Tutorials

Gorgeous drawings with informative tutorials.


2. Drawing Force - Mike Matessi

Mike also has forums you can join, private mentor ships, books, and more.


1. The Youssef Drawing Syllabus - Movement & Form

Ok, this is not really a website, but I highly recommend this book to improve your drawings skills. Her twitter account is also pretty informative


Duality Redux | Slow Motion Cats Phantom Camera Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBm153A8kS8

A study in duality, a domestic cat and a jungle cat embody the civilized and the wild.

Great reference for animators.


17 minute animation process with Richard Lico

https://vimeo.com/228533937

Richard demonstrates what its like to animate Quill, the mousy hero from Moss. He gives her a quick look around animation, as you get to see some of the basics behind the Maya tools workflow.

More about the Moss game here


Chunyong Chong Panther Animation

Final animation form Ianimate creature class1 - Rig from Ianimate


Making Of - Song Of A Toad

SONG OF A TOAD

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“SONG OF A TOAD” is the story of a stressed out human being who is carrying an unbeloved relic from his childhood right on his head – an old choleric toad.

As a grown-up and adapted adult, he tries to ignore this grumpy thing talking from above. But now he is confronted with something he almost forgot.

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The 7.5 Minute short film was realized as a diploma project at the German Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.

The film was directed, partly animated and developed by Kariem Saleh over the course of three years. The talented team consisted of nearly 50 students and volunteers.

For a complete cast and crew list, take a look at the poster or visit the institutes web-page:
https://animationsinstitut.de/

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Festival Screenings:

  • Los Angeles SIGGRAPH 2017
  • Rio de Janeiro Anima Mundi 2017
  • Viborg Animation Festival 2017
  • Zagreb Animafest Zagreb 2017
  • Stuttgart ITFS Internationales Trickfilm Festival 2017
  • Lille Fête de l'anim 2017
  • Lille Fête de l'anim 2017
  • Roanne Ciné Court Animé 2017
  • Stuttgart Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2016
  • Paris Panam Anim 2016
  • Martha's Vineyard Festival 2017
  • Woodstock Film Festival 2017

Francis Francis Scene Progression

Progression of a scene Bryce McGovern animated for Dreamworks 'The Boss Baby'.

From the layout that we get launched on, through final animation and lighting. Of course, all images are copyright Dreamworks Animation, and intended for educational purposes only.


Funny Guy

https://vimeo.com/226659056

From Bohdan Frantsishko: This is a progression shot of a 3d animation I did in Animschool.

It includes reference, blocking, final spline, and render. Enjoy :)


Thomas Jech's Ball Bounce

https://vimeo.com/225775920

You ain't got nothing on this bouncing ball...

Animated by Tomas Jech
Audio/Sound Design by Ryan Bernardo


Gohyang “Home”

https://vimeo.com/216169205

Another USC student of mine's Undergrad thesis film - Kevin Kim

Congrats Kevin!

To see some behind the scenes art of this film - go here... 

http://www.kevinkhkim.net/gohyang-1/

A coming of age story that is inspired by Kevin's personal experience of moving from South Korea to the United States when he was a child.


Manga Studio Review: Better than Adobe Photoshop

https://youtu.be/0MRZ4ytSkIQ

A review of Manga Studio 5 showcasing the features that are better than Adobe Photoshop for digital drawing and painting. I outline some of Manga Studio's exclusive features that make the program so powerful and enjoyable, from the point-of-view of freelance illustrator, Brian Allen.

See full review at: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/?p=3192
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This video uses a custom set of 100 Manga Studio 5 brushes available for purchase here for $2.99: http://www.flylanddesigns.com/custom-manga-studio-5-clip-studio-paint-brushes/


Pink Dolphin - Trailer

https://vimeo.com/220373582

 

Pink Dolphin(2017) - Animated by Tuo Kan

One of my recent MFA Graduates - Tuo Kan's Trailer for his thesis film.  It's running the festival circuit so you can only see the trailer but its funny and amazing!


Somewhere Up There

https://vimeo.com/217095468

Another one of my recently graduated senior's thesis films from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Congrats Mason!


Direct Registering Cat Gait

https://i.imgur.com/iG5fcSn.gifv

Cats are capable of walking very precisely because, like all felines, they directly register; that is, they place each hind paw (almost) directly in the print of the corresponding fore paw, minimizing noise and visible tracks. This also provides sure footing for their hind paws when they navigate rough terrain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat


Kate Lin - Color 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf7cLXHeOUM

One of my USC animation minor's films from last year - Kate Lin - Color.


Match by Danny Munoz

https://vimeo.com/217071375

password: match

You might remember me mentioning Danny Munoz' kickstarter campaign for his senior thesis film. Danny was smart and created a several crowd funding campaign to support his senior thesis.

Match - indiegogo

Well, he finished the film and graduated the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.

His film called Match.

More about Danny here.


Zed: Death Mark | League Animation Workshop

https://youtu.be/5nzeQ-vHF34

From Riot Animation Workshop:

Riot has a history of technical experiments and character studies that usually aren’t slated for release as standalone pieces. Instead, creations of this kind tend to be absorbed in the development process, rolled up into the colorful katamari of a more ambitious final product.

Among these creations are a slew of short animations we’ve gathered together and called the League Animation Workshop—a collection straight from the workstations of Riot animators, exploring familiar champions in vastly different styles, techniques, settings, and moods.

Some of what you’ll see is standard “fight porn”like a ninja slicing and dicing a squad of Noxians. Other animations hint at a world outside the frame, or give an impression of what champions are like when they’re not busy bashing one another on the Rift. All represent the craft and care that gives the champions of League of Legends a life beyond the game.

We hope you enjoy this look into our workshop.


Animal Gaits for Animators

https://vimeo.com/215637283


Ducktales teaser - Frame by frame animation analysis

I love the way this guy says cushion.  Also, great action analysis.


The Fox and the Hound Gif

this is dedicated to my hard working student Danny Munoz, who has a similar shot in his thesis film...  MATCH and is working hard to get his film rendered for thesis review tomorrow!