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AA Round Table Meeting – ANIMATION STYLES

Jul 12, 2013

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, things have been a little busy at my day job to say the least. I was able to sit down with some co-workers to talk animation a few weeks ago, and we tried talking about animation styles and character styles. Have a listen and please share your thoughts on the subject we covered.

AA Round Table Meeting: ANIMATION STYLES
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We got off topic a few times (our addiction and love of animation got the better of us) but I’m sure we made a point in there somewhere. I would like to thank Joe, Mike, Mike and Onur for taking the time to sit down and talk.

Kevin Jul 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

Great talk!

The whole bit about putting in your blocking pass and then going through and PLUSSING your poses is a new addition to my workflow, starting right now! Don’t know why that never occurred to me.

Thanks again for the inspiration Tal!

Martin Jul 25, 2013 at 12:28 am

You did touch on some very interesting topics, the video ref bit was actually the one I got most interested in. Especially the part about not all animators having decent acting skills.
At SIGGRAPH 2012 I had a chance to ask Genndy Tartakovsky the “video reff: question and he answered that he discourages the use of vid ref, he wants to see everything drawn out first so he only works with animators that are also good draftsmen. Not sure if he was entirely honest, because I doubt that there is not a single animator in DreamWorks that did not use vid ref on Hotel T, but that might well be the case.

I really hope CG animators in the big houses are not 100% required to draw, because if they are that leaves me no chance. I can’t draw a circle to save my life 😀

Cheers for another piece of good content on the blog, Tal. Hope you find the energy and the time to keep doing these updates.

Aaron Jul 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Thanks a ton for this. Really helpful! Keep `em coming. 🙂

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