Animation Mentor has posted a tutorial from Co-founder Bobby "Boom" Beck on Timing and Spacing. It's always good to refresh on the 12 principles so have a look.
Check out the link here.
Tell us a bit about your time so far at the California College of the Arts.
You also experimented with stop motion. Do you have plans to produce any further work in these disciplines?
This is your first time entering our monthly competition. What experience and advice would you give to somebody planning to enter?
|Shane Prigmore's Coraline Concept Art
A strong heroic soldier would react by puffing up his chest and grabbing a gun
A scared scientist would scream and start to shake
A young girl may scream a pass out
A young boy may look at it in wonder and smile
But there are multitudes of ways you could animate this encounter.
My father was in the India army. He would get posted from one place to the other quite frequently. As a result I grew up all over the country. I guess that was the start point for developing a rich cultural, audio visual vocabulary. My parents introduced me to Amar Chitra Katha comics (one of the most popular amd successful Indian comic) at an early age and I was simply addicted to it. That was my introduction to Indian mythology, folk tales and most important: story telling.
Behind every great animator is his family. Is art something that is shared through your household? No. My father was an army officer and an excellent sportsman. My mother was a maths and science teacher!! She was also a beautiful singer! I am glad that I inherited a bit of all these qualities. ‘Art’ I guess would be my introduction to our family!! Having said that I received tremendous support and encouragement from my parents and sister when I decided to pursue fine arts and animation. My wife has now joined the gang! So yes I owe it all to my family.
What do you find most challenging to animate?