Some good insight to Bobby Pontillas‘s shot on on Frozen.


Frozen- Shot Progression from Bobby Pontillas on Vimeo.
“An animation breakdown of one of my favorite moments I was fortunate enough to animate on Frozen! I don’t usually shoot video reference extensively, but we were on an accelerated schedule so I had to work efficiently and had one week for this. Crazy but a lot of fun=)”

Enjoy!
JP

This is a great quick post on some core principles of animation that we use all the time whether it be very little to exaggerated. Looking through shots and even planning yours out, thinking about overlapping action and follow through is an important step to adding some life, appeal and believably to your animations.

So head on over to Animator Island and check out the post!
Enjoy!
JP

This is a small snippet from my full interview with Andy Conroy where he uses Argus to gives us some tips on polishing your brows and eyes. Pay attention to how he uses the Mesh! Stay tuned for the full interview!


Animators Resource Interview – Andy Conroy – Polishing Brows and Eyes from Animators Resource on Vimeo.

Check out more at:
longwinterstudios.com

Here is the documentary to Life After Pi. It shows what Rhythm & Hues had to go through during the time Life of Pi was getting an Oscar. I had the great pleasure of working there to start my career and continued for a few years, even while Life of Pi was in production. It was an amazing studio and as you can see from the video, the people were amazing and really cared about each other and the studio. A piece of me will always be there and I have created some amazing experiences and friends from my time there. So have a watch and be reminded of some of the great from the studio and also some of the troubling times for the VFX industry.

Also they posted a great video showing off their proprietary software Voodoo. MAN do I miss this pipeline and software. It was thee best tool-set I have had the pleasure of using yet and I miss it everyday. So much hard-work and talent went into it and it shows in their work over the last 25yrs.

Click on Image below.


Hope you all enjoy and spread the word!
JP
Life After Pi is only a piece of the full feature length documentary that is to follow about the VFX Industry…you can follow the progress over at hollywoodendingmovie.com.

Long Winter has released another rig to it’s collect, Argus! Seems like a great contrast to the rest of the cast and as always the Rig is high quality. I’m messing around with it now and well worth a look into it.


Argus from Long Winter Studios on Vimeo.

So head on over and check him out!
Enjoy!
JP

PS  Stay tuned for an interview I did with Long Winter Creator Andrew Conroy where he covers emotion in the brows and eyes with Argus.

Here is a great comparison reel from some footage on RYSE. Some great stuff from Patrick Gamble. The game looks great!


RYSE mo-cap comparison reel from patrick gamble on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

found via game anim page

A great behind the scenes video from animator Kenneth Ladekjær over at at Sun Creature Studio.
Kenneth takes us through a 2D shot from a teaser from The Reward: Tales of Alethrion.

Enjoy!
JP

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
Check out more at: 

animatorsresource.blogspot.com

See Ken Fountain’s work:
splatfrog.com

Fun GIFs

Posted on February 12, 2014
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Category : Animation Tidbits, GIFs, Mother Gothel, Tangled
Found some fun Mother Gothel GIFs over at Animation Tidbits.

Enjoy!
JP

Have a look at this infographic over at onlineuniversities blog about Body Language. This is why many of the animation schools preach learning your body mechanics and doing pantomime shots before you go into acting, because many of the what we communicate is all in our body.

Have a look..fun quick read!
Enjoy!
JP

Cycles

Posted on February 6, 2014
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Category : Adrian Brisland, cycle, Frozen, VFX Cycles
Adrian Brisland put together some some cool VFX Cycles. Check them out either on his blog or vimeo.


Frozen from Adrian Brisland on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

found via longwinterstudios facebook page

Brandon Beckstead put up a test from one of the shorts Blur had worked on quite some time ago.


JabbySubtle from Brandon Beckstead on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

found via onanimation

So many great stuff found over at TED-Ed. I feel that timing and spacing are two of the most important aspects about animation and learning animation.

Enjoy!
JP

some more posts on timing and spacing:
Timing in Animation: Ken Fountain
More on Timing in Animation: Ken Fountain
Timing in Animation: Animation Mentor
Timing in Animation: FLIP

Some great animation tips from the peeps over at Pixar Animation Studios.

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JP

Francis Glebas has come out with another book and it seems like a great book The Animator’s Eye…haven’t picked it up yet but have looked over the Directing the Story and it is an amazing book.

Have a look at his site and blog…impressive resume!
Enjoy!
JP

Carlos Baena posted a fun pre-production test from Monster’s University.

Enjoy!
JP

Aaron Blaise spent over 20 years at Disney Animation Studios. He has a series of video’s with Art tips in a range of areas. Check out his youtube page for more. This one is a great nugget on overlapping action.

Enjoy!
JP

his other links:
creatureartteacher
blog

Part 3 is out with the continuing case study that Flooby Nooby is doing on Pixars’ Incredibles.

Enjoy!
JP

Part 1
Part 2

Check out this clip by Richard Arroyo where he shows an example of his animation style and how he works through Layering his animation. Good nuggets!


iAnimate Lab – No34 – Richard Arroyo from iAnimate on Vimeo.

Enjoy!
JP

Some great examples of workflow breakdown from Jason Martinsen while working on Hotel T. Check out his site for more!

Enjoy!
JP

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