View Full Version : Wednesday December 29th, 2010
12-28-2010, 12:23 AM
The seminar starts every Wednesday at 4pm Arizona time.
We are starting this thread early to give members a chance to upload any video or images they want critiqued on the December 29th seminar. The best format for video clips is .MOV files.
Please do no post images or videos from the current workshop as it is not fair for the other members.
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 December 28th, 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 link to watch the live Seminar.
You must be logged into your Don's Club account to see the stream.
12-28-2010, 03:59 PM
Hi Don, in the last time I started to make some rabbit drawings and designs. What do you think of them?
ok..Here is my Rabbit study.....i am planning that i will break down some animals from nature and learn it how to draw then will attempt to create a character...here is my process.......
First, i have learned the basic skeleton and shape ...then attempt to create a character....did some poses for him...then, push myself and finally no-5 came out..am i going on the right direction??
12-29-2010, 02:35 AM
Hi Don, I redesigned my juggling elephant man that I showed you at the last seminar. I also posed him differently like you suggested to get a better view of his face.
I'm trying to keep him looking more humanoid but still give him the appearance of an elephant. I want his hair to give the illusion of large elephant ears but keep his real ears smaller.
Then I also focused his attention more on the juggling but I think that in doing so I lost the feeling I was trying to give him. (The feeling was "The joy of performing"). Do you have any suggestions on how I could improve him. Thank you!
i made some thumbnail for animation....i think, i should start animation....
i made my assignment very simple...like
Little mouse will see something on the ground and he found a chocolate...then he jumps up with joy and start dancing around the Chocolate....
what do you think ?
12-29-2010, 01:57 PM
Don, do you think you could do a quick demo of a girl with hair coming down to her shoulders that has her hair blowing in the wind? If you can, just a head drawing with a head would be awesome.
Thanks Don and Dave.
12-29-2010, 03:33 PM
Don i have never scripted before... i wrote a 1 page treatment of a story concept. what do i do next?
12-29-2010, 03:40 PM
While you were discussing how Ron Diaz backgrounds were upstaging the characters in the the secret of Nihm, do you remember which particular scene it was??
2nd part of the question: When A background upstages a character, is it a good thing, or bad?
12-29-2010, 03:44 PM
What is the animation principle that is forgotten very often?
12-29-2010, 03:48 PM
Hello Don and Dave,hope you both had enjoyable holidays. Don, could you please review planning a shot using the metronome.
12-29-2010, 03:55 PM
Don how does one find people to pitch a film idea to? in the hopes for $ make to that film?
12-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Internet movie database says that your recent film was a short called "gift of the hoopoe" the poster credits mentions motion capture. if you are at liberty can you tell us if the film is a blend of both 2d and motion capture and the genises of the project?
12-29-2010, 03:59 PM
Don, I'm planning out a shot that i want to go from a view of a bird in flight to a birds eye view of the ground. The bird will then go down to the ground and land by a young girl. Is it possible in traditional animation to achieve this type of camera shot where we go from a height down to ground level? Any advice would be great.
12-29-2010, 04:05 PM
Hey when you create a character for a film... do you create a character bible for that character ( such as details of the character) or is that a TV animation thing only? What details would you put in a show bible?
12-29-2010, 04:31 PM
don i struggle with overlapping action, when i animate alot of body parts are stoping at the same time. how do i inprove, video reffernce?
12-29-2010, 04:32 PM
When I'm discussing character based films with my live action friends, obviously animated films dont come up too often..but instead films like Pulp fiction and american graffitti pop up more often than not. However, do you think that i'm far off the mark by saying that the Jungle book is a very character based film that is moved by the characters and not the plot?
and i'm also far off the mark that its one of the most dialouge heavy disney animated films?
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