Thursday, July 31, 2008

Workflows

I always find it very inspiring and useful to read about other animators workflows. At AM they showed us a bunch of different workflows and my current workflow is a mix of those. I think there's always something that can be picked up from seeing how others do things. Here's some workflows that I found on the net. If you read this and know about links to others that have posted their workflow, please shoot me an email :)

Anatomy of a shot - Kevin Koch
Reference footage and planning - Michael Makarewicz - Splinedoctors

Mike Walling Workflow
Keith Lango Pose to Pose workflow
Shawn Kelly Workflow
Turok Animation Workflow
Jacob Gardner Workflow 11 sec club test - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
Making of Alien Song - Victor Navone
TJ Phan Animation Workflow
Glen Keane Animates a scene

Friday, July 18, 2008

Inside Pixar Animation Studios

This is an older short documentary about Pixar, but still cool :) I never get tired of behind the scene stuff like this. Super inspiring.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More quality online learning

It's awesome to see more quality online learning for animators is starting to pop up online.

David Weinstein's Digital Apprentice Workshop went online 4th of July and after a quick look at his site, it looks like a great addition to Jason Ryan's Tutorials and Keith Lango's Video Tutorial Service.

Animation is such a huge topic, so getting inputs and looking over the shoulder of different experienced animators are really valuable.

Check out the site. Looks pretty cool with (among other cool stuff) a video interview with the one and only Ray Harryhausen. Also, one of the animation tutorials are available free of charge :)

Sunday, July 06, 2008