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Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING

I’ve seen a lot of storyboards over the years (for various animated TV series and commercials, etc).  Some smooth and easy to follow… others… welll… not so much 🙁 So to those regards — here is a nice little find – I thought I’d share 🙂 Hat Lieberman shares some tips on STORYBOARDING:   “Here…

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Whatever Lola Wants

From director Dan Blank a short film/music video for the Satin Dollz (with special appearances by The Jive Aces). The Satin Dollz are a troupe of vintage pin up dancers in the Los Angeles area. They really are like live action pin up art in this video. Between the vignettes and the costuming Dan Really…

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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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The Illusionist

L’illusioniste:  A trailer for Sylvain Chomet‘s new film “L’illusioniste”   Watch the video now: Bonus feature: Les Triplettes de Belleville:  From Director / Writer Sylvain Chomet a trailer for his 2003 acclaimed animated feature film “The Triplets of Belleville”   Watch the video now:

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“Sintel” by Colin Levy

Sintel:  An independently produced short film, initiated by the Amsterdam-based Blender Foundation, directed by Savannah College of Art and Design Student, Colin Levy. It is the third film produced by the foundation—the first two were Elephants Dream (2006) and Big Buck Bunny (2008). With initial funding provided by thousands of donations via the internet, this…

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Gesture vs Lip-sync

Following up on my last 2 posts — here’s evidence that great acting and gestures will sell your shot, more than lip-sync. Watch this video now: It works really well and makes me laugh every time. So make sure your character’s body sells the line before you go crazy trying to get the lip-sync right.…

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Great Reference for Animating Facial Expressions

Kids are AWESOME!  Generally unhindered their raw reactions and interactions to things is so honest and expressive… which of course makes for some great reference and analysis for animation (: So following up on my last post  here are a couple fun  videos done observing kids.  Immersion:    Photographer Robbie Cooper shows how focused young…

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