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  • Inside Dailies at Pixar: Expressing Your Opinion About Changes in Animation
    By: Victor Navone

    Sep
    2017
    20
    Dailies at Pixar

    There are many things to take into consideration before asking to change something, and many factors that will affect what the answer is. Learn when (and when not) to suggest changes with legendary Pixar animator Victor Navone.


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  • What’s the best workflow for animating a shot?
    By: Chris Williams

    Sep
    2017
    13
    Spiderman Image

    The short answer is: Whatever helps you get the shot done. The longer answer is: It varies from animator to animator and might even be different depending on the shot! Here's how you can start thinking about your approach for different types of shots.


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  • How to Create Believable Weight in Animation
    By: Wayne Gilbert

    Sep
    2017
    06
    Weight in Animation

    In animation, we want to believe that the character moved, not that someone moved the character. That means you have to animate a character that looks like it is dealing with weight and balance through its own thoughts and efforts—which is not always easy. Read on to learn more about weight in animation and get some helpful tips from the legendary Wayne Gilbert, former Disney, ILM, and EA animator and current Dean of Faculty and Head of Character Animation at Sheridan College!


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  • Don’t Be Scared to Critique More Experienced Animators
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2017
    31
    Ice Age Squirrels

    We get it! It can be tough giving feedback to animators who are more advanced than you. You worry about saying the wrong thing or that your opinions aren’t as valuable as someone else’s. But when you really think about it, the primary audience of art isn’t other artists, it’s the wide world of non-animators out there! Offering feedback at any stage, especially as a newbie, provides tremendous value for your peers and even for more experienced animators—and it’s great real-life practice for when you’re working in the industry. But don’t take our word for it!


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