10 Second Tips

10 Second Tip: Avoiding Movie Trailers

In the animation community the release of trailers for upcoming films is big news! On any given trailer release day Twitter is overwhelmed by posts about the video, and it’s harder to avoid spoilers than to learn practically everything about the soon-to-be-released movie. Avoiding them, though, might actually be in your best interest.

Animation Industry Stats

Infographic: Animator Employment

Today we’ve got a quick and visual way to check out the latest data on Animation jobs in the US! (If you find some of the stats rather scary, don’t fret: It’s just an opportunity in disguise. Most of the rewarding things in life are indeed difficult, keep doing your best!)

10 Second Tip: Giving Thanks

This week marks the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, and to celebrate we’re going to dive further into the “life” end of tips and tricks. But it still relates to animation so read on!

10 Second Tip: The extra Push for your Poses

During my research for the big posing series I found the following pictures that illustrate perfectly how close a good pose is to a great pose. It’s amazing how much more energetic and powerful they are when you actually manage to find that little extra tweak that conveys dynamic, experience and attitude.

10 Second Tip: The Pupil Drop

Kevan Shorey was kind enough to send along a terrific tip regarding pupil movements during blinks. By allowing the pupil to drop and resolve along WITH the lid, you can add a subtle bit of animation that instantly injects life and soul without much extra work!

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