The Animation Process of Ori & The Blind Forest

Tasked with creating hundreds of character animations that would would blend seamlessly into a painted 2D world, but without any ability to illustrate, what technical and creative tricks could you employ to succeed?

This GDC 2015 Animation Bootcamp talk from James Benson discusses Ori & The Blind Forest’s successful attempt to create thousands of Ghibli-style frames of animation with limited time, people and personal skillset.

The Animation Process of Ori & The Blind Forest

Making Fluid and Powerful Animations For Skullgirls

How do you get the clearest, most fluid animation in a 2D game and make it work with responsive gameplay?

This talk from GDC 2014’s Animation Bootcamp features Mariel Cartwright explaining how Skullgirls was animated. It covers the importance of strong key frames, anticipation and timing, and how you can effectively get these principles across when your designer says only have six frames to deliver a punch.

Making Fluid and Powerful Animations For Skullgirls

The Mill – by 2nd Year Gobelins Students

In an abandoned industrial area, a strange phenomena poisons the environment. A girl has to take care of her sick father suffering from his sickness.

Special Effects sequence directed within the exercise of the 2nd year’s Character Animation and Animated Filmmaking program (Prom 2019).
GOBELINS, l’école de l’image

Directors : Benjamin BERREBI, Camille GUILLOT, James MOLLE, Sarah NACIRI, Pierre ROUGEMONT, Côme ROY

The Mill – by 2nd Year Gobelins Students

Dogs Trust Campaign Film – University of Portsmouth Final Year Group Film

This is the just one of the final year films produced by the 3rd year BA(Hons) Animation students at the University of Portsmouth.

It is a short film created for the charity Dogs Trust.

Directed by: Xenia Galchin & Franklin Neilson

Animation by: Xenia Galchin, Franklin Neilson, Sara Frias Jimenez & Andrea Tzontcheva

Character Design by: Franklin Neilson & Andrea Tzontcheva

Layout by: Xenia Galchin & Beth Woods

Music by: Beth Woods

Assistants: Law & Scott Black

Dogs Trust Campaign Film – University of Portsmouth Final Year Group Film