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Comedy For Animators

There is a great blog called Comedy For Animators… check it out! The goal is to teach animators about the art of physical comedy as practiced by the masters. About Comedy for Animators Intended for animators, story artists, writers and development executives, Comedy for Animators is a book written to introduce you to the remarkable art of physical comedy.   If you want to make  funny cartoons, it’s critical to understand this unique history of characters and stories.   Animation teachers have long told…

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John K – Power of Inbetweens and Accents

One of the biggest problems I see in newbie animator’s work is never savoring the moment. It’s all moving all of the time, never resting on any particular idea. You have to stay in the moment of the scene and never reveal what is coming next. The character doesn’t know, so your audience should not know either. Give the viewer a moment to relish in that idea and the accents you bring to the poses. John K addresses this on…

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ASIFA Animation Archives

If you do not know about this blog/website – you should. The ASIFA Animation Archives has one of the largest online archives of hand draw animation I have seen. They just posted a bunch of amazing scans of drawings from MGM productions. I love Tom and jerry, but this is just a tiny peek into what they have there. ASIFA Animation Archives…

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The Legged Legs – Imagination At Work

Greg Gunn contacted me looking for a few great 2D animators. I checked out his site and this lil studio has some great work! It’s rare to find such unique creativity in commercials and I love how they have sketches, artwork and their entire process there for you to see for each project. I have worked on MANY commercial spots and rarely is there this much creativity and research put into a spot. Their tear sheets/style frames/storyboards alone, are visually…

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New Neighbor

Alan Cook has just moved in next door to me in Venice Beach and he sent me a link to his blog. He is a student at Sheridan who is taking the summer off to kicking it in Venice. I placed a some of his work here to maybe bring a little balance after the posting about Industry Day at Sheridan. I really like his angular line quality and different styles to his work. I didn’t personally attend Sheridan’s Industry…

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Sheridan Animation’s Hugely Disappointing

Well this is great news for AnimationMentor.com Thoughts on Sheridan Animation’s Hugely Disappointing Industry DayBy Nick As an animation supervisor, I was asked to be one of the representatives of my studio at Sheridan College’s Animation Program ‘Industry Day’. It was to be a landmark event, since it was also to include final-project screenings of some 68 graduates of Sheridan’s new “Bachelors of Animation Arts” degree program. A four-year animation program that – surprise – comes with a bachelor’s degree;…

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Holy Cow Is All I Can Say!

This posting is from Ben Mattes Blog (Producer at Ubisoft Montreal). I had to post it here for posterity because this has got to be the most ingenious ploy to recruit that I have heard in years. Enjoy! ~Angie An Offer You Can’t Refuse Update: This post is in no way meant to imply that Red5 contacted me with the recruitment campaign described below. I read about this, thought it was amazing, and am blogging about it — nothing more.…