“I like to draw everything that has a sense of give to it, and a sense of life, and everything that will support the idea of the pose and then build the anatomy on top.”
The interview concludes in Part Two where Eric Goldberg shares his extensive knowledge and appreciation for animating as he talks about many of the projects he has directed including Pocahontas, Rhapsody in Blue, and The Monkey’s Tale while the conversation continues to touch down on the details of the craft of animation. Eric is currently animating on the upcoming film The Princess and the Frog.
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00:00 The Intro Voice
00:05 Sponsored by –
00:23 Introduction Character Animation Crash Course
01:36 Approach to drawing
05:29 Anything to add on the Genie?
09:31 The style and tone of Pocahontas
14:13 Pocahontas: Adventurous art direction
17:02 Pocahontas: Most difficult film to date
19:35 Pocahontas: Defending its biggest criticisms
22:11 Directing shorts vs. features
25:49 The breadth of sidekicks
28:37 Less accessible projects – The Monkey’s Tale
36:41 Storyboarding for animation
42:46 Eric Goldberg – cartoon voice
44:48 What is possible in CG that hasn’t happened?
Clay Kaytis animated at Walt Disney Animation Studios in sunny Burbank, California for 19 years. He is currently directing his first animated film outside of Disney. This podcast has grown out of his love for animation and the great people who make it. Clay promises this is the only time he will write in the third person. Click his picture for more info. He will stop now.