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We are starting this thread early to give members a chance to upload any video or images they want critiqued on November 17th seminar. The best format for video clips is .MOV files.
Throughout the week, Dave will try to incorporate as many images and video clips as possible into the live seminar.
The deadline for clips and images to be critiqued in the live seminar is Tuesday November 30th, 2010 @ 5:00 PM sharp AZ time.
Please keep your questions concise so we have time to answer everyone. Only questions pertaining to animation technique will be addressed.
Here is the New Link to watch the live Seminar.
You must be logged into your Don's Club account to see the stream.
11-30-2010, 07:31 AM
Hey Don and Dave, I have a new drawing that I would like to be critiqued:
And I promise I'm not going to be absent this time! I WILL BE ATTENDING! :mad:
Thank You for Your Time and Tutelage,
11-30-2010, 02:06 PM
Hi Don! I did these drawings when I thought I should make a pause from drawing my mouse character all the time, whom I still animate (hope I will show you an update soon).
11-30-2010, 02:08 PM
And this is a quick sketch of a fox character. Do you have, for example, a folder, where you collect all your new characters, so you won't forget them?
11-30-2010, 04:58 PM
11-30-2010, 08:41 PM
I was wondering if you could review some of my most recent life drawings and let me know where I could improve.
11-30-2010, 10:14 PM
John Pomeroy is at a level that probably none of us would ever reach, however, these days do you think that maybe now and again he has to redraw a scene thats not properly communicating or focused? or does he usually get it on the first pass?
11-30-2010, 11:24 PM
Hello Don and Dave. I recently entered a contest, the theme was "zombie snow men". I tried to think up a short story to go with it. Brace yourself, my story telling is so so. Here goes.
Jack and Ralf are out toboganning on their favorite hill when suddenly they hear a thumping behind them. They turn to see a zombie snow man bounding towards them. Their hearts race and the flight response is triggered, but tragically Jack falls with a slice from the zombies infectious claws. Once infected, Jack undergoes a strange chemical reaction. A chill imediately encompasses him, and then, since a human is 90% water, he turns to ice and his human skin explodes because of the freezing and expansion of water. Much like the liquid Mercury inside a thermometer, the infected ice balls join up in three terrifying sections, and, lo and behold, another ZOMBIE SNOW MAN! DA DA DUM..... It's now Ralf's job to speed up global warming and save the remaining pockets of humanity.
11-30-2010, 11:49 PM
Hello Don hello Dave , I was wondering about why toys are made into cartoon characters, and if you have had any experience with taking toys and turning them into characters. I was also wondering if you were involved in any merchandising with your movies?
12-01-2010, 10:32 AM
Hi Don and Dave, I'm new to Don's Club and have already learned much from your videos and forum content. I was wondering, as an animator, would taking acting workshops be useful? And if so, are there different things I should concentrate on than the traditional actor?
12-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Hi Dave / Don,
As a director do you think sending a team of animators and artists to a project related location for research is beneficial to be worth the cost?
12-01-2010, 12:37 PM
When working on Anastasia you had mentioned there were a lot of green animators. Did this cause the production to take longer as they were learning or did you just higher more to compensate? Was there also a dedicated team to try and get them up to speed?
12-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Hi Don and Dave,
If there's time, maybe we can show these too:
12-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Hey Don, wondering if you could give an example of perspective in backgrounds. Such as forests or fields.
When you make backgrounds, do you use reference??
12-01-2010, 04:05 PM
This might have been covered already but ill ask it anyway
1. Did you see the new Disney Movie Tangled and if yes, what did you think?
2. Whate are your personal favorite top five films that you think deserve an oscar nomination this year?
3. Some Drawings:
12-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Hi Don & Dave, I'm finally back from my travels.
I will now be starting to work on my workshop 2 animation again. Whilst away I've been researching techniques for animating lip syncing and accenting of dialogue with movements of the head and body.
I saw Richard Williams discussing this, and he recalled a conversation he had with Milt Kahl in the 80s, when Milt Kahl said that Jim Henson was doing a better job at believable dialogue with Kermit the Frog than many people at Disney, even with all the extra accuracy and lip shapes available to animators.
Milt said that this was because Jim understood how to "progress the dialogue". Could you please explain in the sense of traditional animation how progressing the dialogue can be used, even when the character is sitting or standing comparatively still? Many thanks
12-01-2010, 04:22 PM
Hello Don and Dave, Could you talk a bit about the process of adding hair to a character and add design to it?
12-01-2010, 04:27 PM
Don I will be signing up for the workshop after the seminar & was wondering if the 3 characters have to be from the same world or can they be 3 different?
12-01-2010, 04:40 PM
Sorry Don I was wondering about hair on a human character.
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