In Developing “Layers” with former heads of animation from Dreamworks at Nimble Collective, I thought making this film would be a smoother path. Nimble ran out of budgets, but I didn’t give up. The Kickstarter didn’t fund and I still didn’t give up. I applied and presented for a grant and … I’ve got news!
If there’s anything a career in TV, Film, Games, and Commercials has taught me, it would be how to create a good process.
Though most people know it as an single-image software, Photoshop has some great features for traditional animation. Here are some of the simple tools I used to create my latest animation.
As Walt Disney once said, we must “keep moving forward” whether or not the public can see our effort. Though I’m working hard as ever, people still ask if I’m developing anything at all, so here are some previews:
Have you ever had a project you “knew” would be your best … and then for whatever reason it died? Would you like to know how to bring that creative death back into new life? Here’s what I did recently:
It began as development for a feature animated film and became an illustrated novel, praised by Disney & DreamWorks artists. And where did it start?
Stop motion was the only other type of animation I hadn’t tried … until this Charlie Chaplin inspired project! Created on a very small budget, I hope this post inspires other animators to build their own puppets.
Having been hard at work, creating new animated stories and content, I haven’t had much time to write blog posts. But I have plenty to show for it: please feel free to observe and comment!
Collaboration is the “juice” I crave most. My newest project gave 3 of us the taste of juice Walt Disney may have “drunk” as he pushed his early teams to new heights. And now I’ll share what I learned!
Vanishing Ink, my next personal book project, continues growing in the back of my mind. At CTNX this year, I asked many of my favorite designers in the animation industry to draw over my character designs.