Friday, July 31, 2009

Animating 4 legged animals

I found this basic animation breakdown for 4 legged animals over on Animation Meat a while back. Cool stuff -- nice reminders for line of action, anatomy and simplicity of form.

Animating and Drawing 4-Legged Animals
.PDF -- via Animation Meat


Eadweard Muybridge - compilation video [warning: artistic nudity]

This is an interesting video compilation of some of Muybridge's work. The piece is kind of 'artsy' but there are some decent sections.

{aslo} Muybridge image search on BING - Muybridge Images

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Art of Storyboarding - with Eric Goldberg

This is a great little featurette hosted by the great Eric Goldberg. It offers some basic incite into the benefits of storyboarding in both live action and animated feature films.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Miyazaki/Lasseter Press Conference

So if any of you are Miyazaki fans like I am you'll really get a kick out of the press conference video that's been posted by Jerry Beck over on Cartoon Brew!

Luckily my wife and I got a chance (once in a lifetime!) to see Miyazaki at a sold out lecture he gave in Berkely last Friday. I'll post some notes from that talk later but for now be sure to check out the vids over on Cartoon Brew!

Miyazaki/Lasseter Press Conference via Cartoon Brew

New Chuck Jones Interview!

So, despite the fact that the interview is a bit awkward and poorly edited Chuck has some great things to say about the industry and his life! Great stuff here!

It's in 3 parts and unfortunately embedding isn't allowed :P

Part 1 -- Part 2 -- Part 3

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mulan - Khan Horse study (via Hans Bacher)

Hans Bacher has posted some great visuals illustrating his articles on style. This series really caught my eye. I love how these quick drawings breakdown the volume, form, and posing of Mulan's horse Khan.

more pics here: Style 3 Article via One1more2time3

Princess and the Frog - Pencil Tests

These tests are really awesome!

Check out the clips here:

Princess and the Frog - Pencil Tests