Friday, November 06, 2009

Plan it out!




Here are a few thoughts and suggestions in regards to planning your character animation.

Step 1. Have an idea. Search your memory. Your feelings. What do you want to say? Put a message in your art. Make a statement. Take a stand. Have a point of view. How am I gonna go about it with my animation? Play some footage in your mind of how it could be. Replay the footage over and over. DON"T TRY TO RECREATE STUFF THATS BEEN DONE!!!!! Ever. You have your own life, and your own personal experiences that makes up YOU and who YOU are. That's what people want to see. It's your job to get it out of you. Get some fresh air. Turn the computer off. Turn your cell phone off and take the dog out for a walk.

Step 2. Do it.

15 comments:

steve said...

I loved your notes. I'm surprised you didn't mention Time.

justdoodleit said...

Awesome thumbnail gestures and love the no-nonsense write up. Thank you for this masterclass!

Roger Simó said...

Very interesting. And the story you draw is really charming...

Jason Curtis said...

Great post.

Step 2 is so important. I personally know of a few talented people that have great idea's and ambitious intentions, but they fail to take action.

...oh, and wonderful sketches by the way Robert.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

hmm... echoes I believe...

Much love,

Rose Marie

PS What suggestion(s) do you have to assure seeing a shared vision to completion?

Tomás Serrano said...

You catch the positions. I like it very much.

JC said...

those are great Rob! like looking at Glen Keane doodles! yummy

michael robertson said...

great advice...thanks for that and the wonderful sketches.

R.Dress said...

You guys are the best! Thanks again for all your kind thoughts and comments.

Brandon said...

hey robert, its Brandon from SVA. great post. Keep the notes coming. Here is my site. www.brandonvfletcher.com

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