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I have a letter at The Animator Letters Project

I have a letter at The Animator Letters Project

Yesterday I found an old notebook with a letter to myself that I never intended to share with anyone. It was written 13 years ago in 2000. It’s about me finding my process of hand-drawn animation – a collection of things I was finding to be true along my way and some pumped up advice [...]

Entertainment: when it rings true, but new

Entertainment: when it rings true, but new

In the comments on my last post, Alonso asks a great question. He wants to know more about entertainment. I don’t have all the answers but here are some thoughts… It’s that old phrase “give ‘em what they want in an unexpected way.” Easy to say, hard to do because if you keep throwing away [...]

Some basic animation reel advice

Some basic animation reel advice

First of all, hi everybody. I’m inching my way back to the site. So much clean up, dusting off and re-learning how to do things around here but that’s for me to worry about, not you. Here’s a baby step in the right direction. I received an email this week asking for some advice on [...]

@Animpodcast on Twitter and #Animtip Tuesdays

@Animpodcast on Twitter and #Animtip Tuesdays

I’ve been sorely absent from this site for a large part of the last year, but I haven’t dropped off the hairy back of the internet. Pinched with little time to spare, I’ve fallen for the ease and short form of the tweet. I make a point not to tweet my life, so you won’t [...]

Sandro Cleuzo has a blog

Sandro Cleuzo has a blog

Fantastic animator Sandro Cleuzo sent me an email this week to tell me about the blog he has started. Only six posts in and it’s all great stuff. I can’t wait for more. He’s including some background of the images in each post, which will be of interest to those who like to learn about [...]

Site Re-design – kicking the tires

Site Re-design – kicking the tires

In case you check back once in a while, wondering if the site is falling apart from disuse, you’ll see that it has been dusted off and slapped with a brand new coat of paint! This isn’t just a tease, I am getting back into the podcasting business. (I never left, really, I was only [...]

Walt Stanchfield Books

Walt Stanchfield Books

I’m going to take my time here, so I’ll put the summary first: BUY THESE WALT STANCHFIELD BOOKS! Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes, Volume 2: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures Ok, now for the long [...]

Animation Timeline

Animation Timeline

For many years I’ve kept my eyes open for fast and easy ways to create dynamic timelines and it appears it is a concept who’s time has finally come. There are now many websites that let you create your own custom timelines and after checking out a few, I decided to create an Animation Timeline [...]

Q&A: Using generic rigs

Q&A: Using generic rigs

Q. I was wondering if you had any idea about how recruiters react when seeing generic rigs in the demo reels they receive. I heard that they lose interest as soon as they see animation created using certain “free online rigs”. Tweet

New blog section: Q&A!

New blog section: Q&A!

The crazy thing about me doing an audio show is that I sometimes find it so darn tough to put my thoughts in to words and then have those words come out of my mouth. Go figure! While I will always strive to improve my “on the air” skills, I find that I receive quite [...]

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