Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mainasha Running in a Dress

Did this little practice today.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Do it yourself animation show.

MY Little Pony!! Animation how tutorials!!

I love the My Little Pony show and I have seem some people online making some awesome animation tutorials for the show. breaking down how characters are made and so forth! I really applaud these fans for being so dedicated. I wanted to share to as I have been breaking down epiodes myself and looking at story telling and so on.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ten years of animation in one.

was enjoying this old B/w documentary on Richard Williams studio in London. One of his animator was very new and they saw potential in his work so the other animators along with Richard started cultivating his skills right there in house.  they put him on a film that they said would give him 10 years of experience in one year.

I found it interesting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Learnig from scratch.

So One of my goals in preparing my portfolio is to also work through and complete animators survival kit.  I had started this some time back but I decided to start again.

One thing Richard Williams mentioned in the book that I so many time had disregarded was about how it is important to UNPLUG! Turning of the radio and the tv and so forth and concentration on what is at heand. he point out how your work will improve along with your speed  and ability to complete more at one time.

Its nothing new. I have known it a long time but I think it is time to put into practice. Having good focus can work wonders for your ability to improve in anything.  I want to start regarding my animation time as a sacred time where I give it my full attention.

The other thing he mentioned as being very important is having a good teacher (master) to learn from and how it can do wonders for your improvement as an animator.

I don't think people really get the opportunity to learn from a master in our day and time. It reminds me of the old martial arts films where the student begs the master to teach him all he knows. The master takes him under his wing and cultivates him. I feel so blessed to have met someone like that! Now a days we just go to school and expect to learn things from people that barely know how to teach or they are overwhelmed with teaching  Multiple courses and grading paper and just trying to make there pay check. They don't have time do develop a relationship with there students and cultivate them. We just go to school learn some stuff real fast and hope we can go out and get a job after being spread so then on work we cant even remember what our last semesters classes were.

Not saying school is bad but just pointing out how the format of school is limiting to the student.  I Hope that the next few years on my life will be filled with growth and mastery. I thank God for the blessing.

I wanted to post this to watch later. please enjoy.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Working title animatic

Here is the first pass on the animatic for our animated short. I added in the street sounds. Just need to get the other 2 characters designed and finish the added part of the board so the joke is more complete.

Tiana can you put a high res copy of the story board template you are using in our drop box?


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mmmm.. cake

Tomorrow is My birthday !

Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Rough Story Boards Pass

Here is a more cleaned version.

Here are the rough story boards. Boards 8 & 9 are for the hiccups. I wanted to really stretch and squash that action in the animation. It would be a lot fun. The last panel is actually the first. I thought maybe a vertical pan would be cool and then a close up into the kitchen.

I really enjoyed this!

Sule and The Case of The Tiny Sparks (Trailer) from The Gibbs Sisters on Vimeo.