Friday, September 04, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Here's a funny story ( about the importance of FINAL CHECK in 2d Animation)
Here's a funny story about final check and a mistake in clean up,that went thru color final check and onto FILM before people noticed it.
There was a cycle scene of a man in an innertube in THE CHIPMUNK ADVENTURE,, the man was floating in a pool ( I animated the water in the pool, that worked fine) The animated man was in swimming trunks, and shirtless,,, His body and the inner tube were on a cycle that looped many times as he sat in the pool, in the innertube.
On film, in color... in the man's chest,,, one of his nipples popped off in the looping cycle. It was not drawn nor was it painted on some of the looping frames.
It drew attention to his nipple like a blinking light.
It was hilarious to watch the popping nipple,,, but disastrous to the schedule and budget,,, because the entire scene needed to be RESHOT ( it was on FILM,,, not a digital fix back then)
Always always give your self time for a final roll thru of your scenes,,, and put on the mind and the eye for anything that needs corrections before you call a scene FINAL.
If checkers keep coming back to the same person for fixes,,,, it does get noticed by production managers.. and it will hurt you in the long run,
SO work ROUGH at the start when posing your animation, to capture energy and emotion and action.
BE very careful at the end of production to catch all the " fiddle-dee bits" that need your scrutiny and attention.
Monday, May 04, 2020
the Computer Generated animation elements at Digital Omnibus Abel ( DOA) ( did I mention, this was way back in 1987.)
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
https://youtu.be/d4TuB_cNIaY for the full intro. I actually never thought I would see this again. Kathleen Quaife