Wow, it's been a while since I was able to post something here, but man, has this blog become awesome or what!? It's been so fun to check in and learn from all the amazing animators posting here, so I just want to take a second to give a big thank you to all of the people generously sharing their thoughts on animation here. A huge thank you to all of you who are participating in the comments as well!
So... where have I been? Well, aside from busting my hump at work (just finished up on our first animated feature, Rango, which has been an absolute BLAST), I've spent the last few months refining my ideas and putting together a "Masterclass" that I'll be giving in Malaysia in December. Malaysia's "The One Academy" has kindly invited me to give a 2-day course in animation! I couldn't be more honored to have been invited, and I couldn't be more excited to share the talk I've been working on.
Which brings me to why I'm interrupting our regularly-scheduled animation awesomeness on this blog...
I'm really hoping to get to meet as many of you as possible while I'm over there, and wanted to let you know about the course in case you're able to attend. We'll basically be spending the first day going over body mechanics and physical actions, and the second day will be nonstop performance/acting stuff. It's been so cool to sit down and take the time to think even more deeply about this stuff than I have in the past.
I have a ga-jillion (approximate number) examples for you, and we're also going to be doing some Q&A as well as some live demo reel reviews so we can all have a discussion about what it takes to put together a reel that will stand out to the top studios. I think we'll have a lot of fun really drilling down into the art of animation together!
They're offering a discount to people who are able to sign up before October 29th, so I wanted to help get the word out early in case you're interested...
Here's the link with all the info... click on "Programmes" to read more of a breakdown of what we'll be covering each day. I really hope to see you there! http://www.toaevents.com/index.html
(Thanks again to The One Academy - I'm so excited to do this course!!)