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More from Splatfrog: Ken Fountain talks about Eyes and Finger Tips

Ken is really rolling out the Podcasts…I can’t keep up! But he is giving up some amazing tips on things to think about while animating acting shots. This one below is about how you could use the eye movements as your guide to laying out emotion in your characters. Fun stuff!


The Eyes Have It! – SplatFrog.com Podcast #07 from Ken Fountain on Vimeo.

He also just released another on the importance of animating all the way to The Finger Tips! Great looking character.

Always inspiring stuff from Ken Fountain!
Enjoy!
JP

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Animation Tips from Patrick Giusiano

Another great example of an animators thought process. Sometimes you see things from others that are often standard in terms of workflow and then you usually will see a few things that are unique in their ability to translate into animation. Have a look at Patrick Giusiano‘s EPIC workflow.


EPIC Animation Tips from Patrick Giusiano on Vimeo.

Some great tips as well!
Enjoy!
JP

More from Patrick’s workflow from an earlier post here

Animators-Resource-Full-Interview-KenFountain

This is my full interview with Ken Fountain where he talks about his animation workflow, current projects and more. Ken breaks down a shot from Monsters vs Aliens and takes us through a quick example of using smears. 

Hope you enjoy!
JP
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animatorsresource.blogspot.com

See Ken Fountain’s work:
splatfrog.com

AnimatorsResource Interview – Ken Fountain and Animation Workflow

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ken Fountain for the blog a little while back and as I get prepared to release the full interview I wanted to share a little slice from it about Ken’s workflow and how he compares it to comic book panels.


AnimatorsResource – KenFountain Animation Workflow from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

It was a great time and thanks again to Ken for taking the time! Hope you all enjoy and stay tuned for the full interview! You can see the shot from Monsters vs Aliens on his reel.

JP

for more about Ken Fountain, check out his site splatfrog

Animation Workflow: William Groebe of Tippett Studios shares Tips and Tricks for Animating Animals

A great little video about William Groebe‘s experience animating animals. He has been on the industry for quite some time and is a Animation Supervisor over at Tippett Studios. During part of his breakdown of all the variations and types of ways and styles to animate creatures and/or animals, I remembered my time at Rhythm and Hues. I would go from animating Carlos on Hop to realistic Penguins on Mr. Poppers Penguins and back and forth like that. I found that each film was challenging and allowed me to grow all the time as an animator. It’s like that at most VFX houses switching from one to another frequently so you really have to adapt quickly. We had a ton of real live footage like William talks about and get a chance to really study the moves of animals.


MasterClass – Animating Animals: Tips and Tricks to Animating Believable Animal Characters in a Live Action Feature by William G from CGMeetUp Team on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

found via splinebomb.com

PS
Speaking of animals and creatures stayed tuned to a full review of the revamped and updated Rhinohouse