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