Steven Powers (SMP): Quick Tip: Animation

Quick Tip: Animation

This is just a quick thought for those who are aspiring animators and are just starting out. Look for the extras on DVD / Blu-ray discs.  They will often have "Behind the Scenes" footage showing the process that they went through in making the film.

Most people over look them, but they are a great resource for digital artists.  Releases such as "Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown" comes with 4 extra titles covering the screenplay, animation and recording of the voice talents.  It is a quick glimpse into the process and workflow of animation.  The same fundamentals can be applied to both 2D and 3D animation. For more in depth material on animation, I would suggest two books by Tony White; The Animator's Workbook"  and "Animation: From Pencils to Pixels"


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