Story and Animation of “In A Heartbeat”

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A while ago the beautiful animation short film “In a Heartbeat” went viral. A great opportunity to learn for our own projects. In this video we have a closer look at the story and animation of this heartwarming film.

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Tom Bancroft’s Advice for Young Animators

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At Comiccon 2017 in Germany, Tom Bancroft was so kind to give us some advice on how to improve the quality of designs and animation.

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Ducktales Teaser – Frame by frame Animation Analysis

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A quick frame by frame look at the 15 seconds action-packed Ducktales teaser uncovering some interesting animation choices. What else can you spot? 😀

Love Your Characters – more quick FMX story tips

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Last time in the FMX 2016 lecture series we discussed four story elements that help define your protagonist. For the next two articles, we’ll be focusing on a few things to keep in mind as you begin creating your story and your characters. The advice in this article is summarized and expanded upon from the FMX lectures given by USTAR Professor Craig Caldwell in his master class on story, and from speaker Christopher Lockhart (story editor at WME) in his lecture on cinematic stories. So, let’s get right into it with these quick and inspiring expert tips!

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