0

OK Stop and Go

Posted by aleeCO on March 29, 2012 in Inspiration, References

OK Go’s End Love: experimental stop motion and slow mo — interesting play with timing. Making a video like this outdoors can add a time stress, but instead they took advantage of the change of lighting/atmosphere of the passing day. That isn’t easy!

 
0

Valentino

Posted by aleeCO on March 29, 2012 in Inspiration, References

The planning and choreography of this music video is incredible. Fresh — love seeing innovation come together (especially when it requires the participation of many people). You’ll be seeing more of these types of videos from me

 
0

Early effects in music videos

Posted by aleeCO on March 29, 2012 in Inspiration, References

Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer: The Brothers Quay who provided claymation, pixilation, and stop motion animation for the music video. Innovative. Especially for it’s time.

 
0

How to’s

Posted by aleeCO on March 27, 2012 in References, Tid Bits

thought for studying body mechanics: Google a “how to” on a movement you want to animate. Not only will you find video examples, but also written explanations. I found that seeing the written next to the video can help with understanding what’s happening in the movement. You’ll understand where the force is coming from and, [...]

 
0

Miming for pantomime

Posted by aleeCO on March 24, 2012 in References

This weekend I’ve been talking to friends who are starting up the pantomime shots in AM (beginning class 4). Patomime: 1. Communication by means of gesture and facial expression: Some tourists make themselves understood abroad by pantomime. 2. a. The telling of a story without words, by means of bodily movements, gestures, and facial expressions. [...]

 
0

3D cartoony references

Posted by aleeCO on March 24, 2012 in References

I found this a while ago, but still am in awe of Josh Carey’s rigs. I reversed-engineered a couple of them to better understand how they were built – lots of creative, effective solutions. Reel Fx’s Looney Tunes (opening scene): Josh Carey’s VES submission: http://youtu.be/qU8ZVrZUYPM

 
0

Goofy cartoony references :)

Posted by aleeCO on March 24, 2012 in References

Goofy is ridiculous. I love it. Awesome reference for exaggerated timing/poses/everything. Got a few to share: I want to see more of this in 3D…

 
0

Bats Improv info

Posted by aleeCO on March 24, 2012 in References

Wanted to share a source for improv in the San Francisco city: Bats Improv I highly recommend to look into improv groups you can get involved with in your area. Improv is excellent practice for quick thinking and creativity. I found that I’m also becoming more aware of poses, stances, and space (which, of course, [...]

 
0

stretching tip

Posted by aleeCO on March 23, 2012 in Tid Bits

Tony gave an awesome tip tonight ~ When exaggerating/stretching a pose: Put less stretch into “solid” parts of the body, such as the head or hands) and more stretch into the skinnier/elongated parts of the body (such as an arm or neck). This will read better in motion as a stretch rather than a deformation.

 
0

demo reel tips

Posted by aleeCO on March 23, 2012 in Tid Bits

Drew shared some resources on demo reels (for those who haven’t seen these) Spline Doctors on Reels: http://splinedoctors.com/2009/08/more-on-demo-reels/ http://splinedoctors.com/2006/02/demo-reel-tipspart-2/ http://splinedoctors.com/2008/05/revisiting-what-makes-a-good-reel/ Carlos Baena on Reels: http://www.carlosbaena.com/resource/anim_DemoReels.html

Copyright © 2011-2020 Alyssa's Animation Mentor Blog All rights reserved.