Thursday, 4 September 2014

Chuck Jones documentary

Sometimes Google and/or YouTube suggest content I'm actually interested in, like this very nice documentary about Animation master Chuck Jones.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Rough animation

I always had feelings for the art of animation.
I remeber understanding the mechanics of it since an early age and I always read avidly anything I could find about the process of animating a picture .

Surprisingly though, I never really gave a thought to becoming an animator. It seemed something way too complicated and expensive to triuy it on my own.

Of course things changed drastically since de advent of digital technology and affordable personal computers.
I wonder if I would have give it a shot it back in the day if I had the tools available now.

Take these GIFs: created from simple photos of sketches taken with a mobile phone, edited with photoshop or MS Office and and later fed to an online gif maker.
It took no longer than 30 minutes per animation.

They are pretty crude, but they were a lot of fun to do.

And this below is the first animation bit done by my son Adam, age 4:

Charlie Schultz documentary

Not much to add.
He was one of the greatest cartoonists to ever grace the medium.