Whether you’re animating something “cartoony” or realistic, having a good understanding of physics can help to place your characters and special effects in a consistent and believable world. In this interview with Alejandro Garcia, professor of physics at San Jose State University and consultant for Dreamworks, we talk about the does and don’ts, common challenges and storytelling devices that we animators can learn from physics, as well as how to get the best out of real life references. For more visit Alejandro’s blog: animationphysics.org