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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.


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.


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