The song “You’re Welcome” from Disney’s Moana has some really interesting animation in it. Let’s learn from the masters and see what you can do to improve your own work!
Can you make it in the VFX/Animation industry? Do you need to go to school for it? Can you live from the money you make? What is it like to work in the industry? Check out this in-depth interview with VFX artist Christian Bohm and join the discussion in the comments!
This is a recording of our first animation Q&A live stream from November 3rd 2016. We talk about thumbnailing, golden poses, raising the quality level and speed when animating and try to grasp the magic of appeal. Thanks again so much to all the wonderful people who joined us!
Does your animation look floaty? Are your character’s limbs aimlessly hovering? Here are some pointers about what you could do to avoid and improve unwanted drifting and floating in your animation.
This is an animation critique for one of my students. She did a fantastic job with understanding the characters’ attitudes, values and motivations, but there is still a lot to tweak with regard to timing and posing to ensure everything comes across clearly.
Watch it above or click on “read more” to see the core lessons of this animation critique in text form.
Believable animation & finding your career path – Interview with Samy Fecih – UPDATE: Now also as mp3
In this interview lead animator Samy Fecih opens a treasure chest of valuable animation tipps and tricks. We talk about good and bad acting, working with reference, the challenges of realistic vs. cartoony styles and more… It’s an hour packed with animation know-how wrapped up with some advice for your demoreel and career path.
UPDATE: You don’t need no picture with your interviews? Click here for an audio only version to listen to. There are some tiny moments though where Samy shows stuff to the camera, but everything should still be understandable.