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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 [...]

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 [...]

Ones and Twos

I’ve already posted this in a comment and explained it in Show 3, but to keep things organized and findable, here’s where you can find my explanation of “What are ones and twos?” Ones and Twos ONES and TWOS Here’s my explanation of ‘ones and twos.’ I also talk about it at the end of [...]

Principles of Animation – Planning

From time to time between ‘casts (believe me, it’s a lot faster to write than to cut a show) I’ve decided to start posting some animation notes I’ve collected/written for myself over the years. I won’t commit to how often or in-depth this will be, but it’s better than a poke in the eye with [...]