Thursday, November 16, 2006

"I'll have to learn all your ugly secrets!"

Here's my contribution to the "Wall of Witches" in the animation lab.
Most people point out they like the nose hair.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Caicatures re-scanned

I re-scanned these for better quality

Plus all new Napoleon and Friends!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Storyboarding class

Last week, we were assigned to copy frames from “North by Northwest” held on screen for 15 seconds. These drawings are taken from the climax of the “Crop sprayin’ where there ain’t no crops” airplane chase, Cary Grant throws himself in front of a truck to escape the airplane. I like the teacher’s note on the middle frame. Made me chuckle. I got an A.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The best animation school I know of

copying the old masters.

Think Fink

Last Thursday we had a visit from Sheridan grad Mike Roberts.
He animated “Tales of Rat Fink” all by himself. I haven’t heard of the film before,
but now that I’ve seen it, I highly recommend it.
“Tales of Rat Fink” is a part animated/ part live-action biography of pop culture icon Ed Roth.
Ed isn’t a household name, but his influence is phenomenal.
He revolutionized the world of Hot Rods and created the graphic T-shirt (“before him they were just underwear!”) He’s best known for designing the character of Rat Fink: A grotesque monster resembling Mickey Mouse… after a nuclear shower.
This is a classic fun-to-learn documentary, giving the deserving recognition to this pop culture icon. If your stuck for inspiration, or just looking for movie night ideas, think fink!