April 29, 2014

THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION


Becoming a good animator involves a TON of things. Research. Studying. Practice. Research. Studying. Practice. A good place to start, at least the technical side of understanding how to actually make things move properly, is laid out her for you in these awesome gif animations. If you understand whats happening here AND you can replicate it, you're well on your way to becoming a great animator.

See THE 12 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION HERE.

October 28, 2013

MICKEY MOUSE SHORTS BY PAUL RUDISH

"I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse." --Walt Disney

These new Mickey Mouse shorts by Paul Rudish are injected with the right amount of high-energy Saturday Morning fun to make Mickey and his pals cool again. I am really digging the retro/contemporary style. It took 85 years, but Mickey Mouse is finally funny!!! All of the new Mickey Mouse shorts can be viewed in the playlist below!

October 15, 2013

DC COMICS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF SUPERMAN

It's no secret, I am a huge Superman fan. This year celebrates 75 years of the Man of Steel. Let me just say, what DC has released almost every month this year related to Superman has not disappointed. Zack Snyder's Man of Steel was all I hoped it would be and more. Scott Snyder and Jim Lee's Superman Unchained is just that- "off the chain!" And Zack Snyder made everyone's mind explode when he announced Batman vs. Superman at Comic-Con earlier this summer. And now, just this past weekend Zack Snyder has come through again, this time teaming up with the one and only Bruce Timm for this 2 minute animated short showcasing some of the most memorable moments and takes on the Last Son of Krypton over the past 75 years. Awesome!

October 1, 2013

ALEX SNOW - CLOUDY 2 REEL

Alexander Snow - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Reel from Alexander Snow on Vimeo.

The very best part about a career in Animation is having the privilege of working with some of the greatest people in the whole wide world. And among all of the great, amazing, wonderful friends I have made along the way, Alex Snow is easily among the top of my list of Best-est Animation Buds Ever! We haven't worked together in quite some time now, but that doesn't mean I don't miss him or stop rooting for him. We got to work together on some cool projects. His dream was to be an Animator on The Amazing Spider-Man. That dream came true. Then his dream was to work on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2. That one came true too. I'm so proud of him. Check out his awesome shots from Cloudy 2! I miss your face Alex!!!

September 12, 2013

THE SCARECROW


This is a beautifully crafted short by Moonbot Studios called The Scarecrow for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Moonbot is an exciting up-and-coming studio in Shreveport, Louisiana with a lot of promise.

Moonbot Studios are the same people responsible for the Academy Award winning Best Animated Short Film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore in 2011, directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.

Keep your eye on these guys. They're going to be Big-Time!

Shout out to my Character Animation homies Jason Behr and Kevin Koch! Great job guys!