Monday, 25 August 2014

No school like the old school.



No school like the old school, I know, but if it wasn't for the availability of the information made possible by modern media, I would not know a thing about Old School.

Thanks to DVD documentary and extra's I have been able to know a bit about the history of animation and its great talents like Bill Tiyla, Woolie Reitherman, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson, Milt Khal, Ken Anderson and so on.

Thanks to the internet I've been able to find more information, documentaries, pencil tests from old Disney calssics than I could ever dream.

The internet also started this trend of "sharing". I'm really terrible at it, but  a lot of talented people have made a habit of sharing stories and materials (for free) to such an extent that today is possible to get (almost) an education at certain crafts without leaving home.

One of these talents is Andreas Deja, a great Animator who worked on virtually all great Disney movies from the eighties through the nieneties.

He keeps a wonderful BLOG, updated almost daily which is a goldmine.

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