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  • Comedic Timing in Animation: A Student Showcase Behind-the-Scenes
    By: Animation Mentor

    Apr
    2018
    18
    ComedyShowcase

    It’s our final behind-the-scenes look at the 2017 Animation Mentor Student Showcase! This time, we take a look at some awesome comedic shots by Fernanda Cruz, Cyrille Ferry, Anton Khlebnikov, and Nick Kondo. Meet the animators, find out where they’re working, and learn more about what it takes for students to create showcase-ready animation.


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  • Why Learning Cartoony Animation Makes You a Better Animator
    By: Mark Oftedal

    Apr
    2018
    11
    CartoonyMarkOftedal

    All animators have different tastes and directions we’d like to take our animation careers. Some of us may prefer wild cartoony action, others may prefer subtle realism. But even if you don’t imagine yourself specializing in cartoony animation, studying it will add important tools to your foundation and make you a better overall animator. Cartoony animation isn’t just for cartoony animators—and here’s why!


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  • Stepped vs. Spline Blocking in Animation
    By: Drew Adams

    Apr
    2018
    04
    IndiChoose

    Starting any animation assignment presents many creative choices up front! One of the hardest workflow choices is “should I block in spline mode or stepped mode.” Each mode has its pros and cons, and it can be a tough choice initially! Here’s how you choose.


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  • What NOT To Do as a New Animator
    By: Kevin Koch

    Mar
    2018
    28
    NewHere

    Fun Fact: Before Kevin was an animator he was a doctor and a neuroscientist! Since becoming an animator, he's spent more than 20 years working on a wide variety of animated films, games, TV, and even theme park projects. Currently he's the Principle Creature Animator at Guerrilla Games and before that he animated for The Third Floor, Sony Pictures ImageWorks, Reel FX, and more. With so many experiences at different studios, Kevin is perfect person to share some hard truths about what NOT to do at the studio when you're a new animator. Memorize these!


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