Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Frank Thomas

Today I'm mostly watching Frank Thomas' work frame by frame because...well he's FRANK THOMAS!
Have a looksie

Thursday, 18 February 2016

We Need More Eye Squash!

Why have one pair of eyes when you can have 5?!
I have always been a sucker for the Key frames. The main keys that drive the animation, but I've grown into a complete sucker for the frames you are never really meant to see. Those lovely in-betweens.
I'm working on a really squashy and stretchy piece of animation at the moment and I have just fallen in love with body dynamics and what you can get away with in the in-betweens. We need more CG project's that have a rig you could do these kind of quirky things to...or just more Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett's in the world.
Here is a great little compilation of zany squash and stretch animation: 

We need more Cowbell........I mean smear frames!

cowbell more cowbell snl christopher walken blue oyster cult

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Inspiration for your morning

Today I have fallen in love with a serious of videos posted by the wonderful guys over at Spine doctors. 
Every now and again I'll go through a animation slump where I love every second of the work, but I'm quite happy working on other peoples stuff....then I read something or hear something and inspiration smacks me upside the head.

These video's have had the desired effect:

Charm and comedy are two of my favourite parts of story. Creating the illusion of life is just another way of saying 'creating charm' to me. It will come as no coinsidence that the second video talks about the master of putting charm on the big screen (and my personal favourite) , Brad Bird.

Enjoy and happy animating x