Welcome to May, let’s keep up the artistic spirit and push ourselves to take part in a daily challenge for the month. At the end we’ll be much stronger artists and have a cool short compilation reel to boot!
Ani-May: Animate a short test every day for the month of May.
Take a look at this example from Sinix:
Of course if anime isn’t your type of thing then that’s fine, just keep animating a short test every day for a month.
For instance check out this NYC Gifathon by James Curran:
Alan Becker is the creator of the Animation vs Animator series and has some fantastic animation tutorials also available on his Youtube channel.
Here is the great original film:
Check out these timelapse animation process videos from David Gibson. They showcase his working method on the intro for Mei from Overwatch and the reveal of the Behemoth from Evolve.
Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available.
Find out which animated film that one clip was from by turning on the ‘English CC’ subtitle track.
This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, as well as fragments from the behind-the-scenes documentaries. Watching the films prior to watching this video is recommended, but not entirely necessary.
Edited by Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr