Category Archives: Animation

First Pencil Test

On my quest to sidestep my writer’s block on how to iron out the story, I have managed to get my first actual pencil test done tonight – just nine drawings of Isaac Sr. turning the pipe around in his … Continue reading

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My animation paper arrives!

I am finally back at my job after four days of being sick, and I’m behind where I want to be on the film, but chest colds just knock all the energy out of me. Two cartons with my animation … Continue reading

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Software options

As I’ve been working on my animatics, I’ve been using the software Frames 4 from Tech4Learning, the first animation software I encountered about 5 years ago, and which inspired me on this path.  Frames 5 has just been released, and … Continue reading

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Rethinking My Workflow

I have found that I need to spend more time polishing the overall composition and timing of the film before I get too far into the specific drawings.  This is how Richard Williams describes how to proceed in the Animator’s … Continue reading

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Music tempo and frames per second

I am working with Garageband and have encountered something I’m not sure what to do about.  I have always thought about standard animation as 24fps – shot on ones, that’s 24 separate frames per second, or shot on twos, that’s … Continue reading

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Preliminary rough animatic posted

I’ve put together a very rough animatic, based on my storyboards for the film, but it is available this week on Vimeo only to this week’s preview audience members and people who are assisting me: There are major timing issues … Continue reading

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