Exercise number 4 and 5 of the 51 Animation Exercises is the classic head turn. I'm glad I'm getting into more character animation now. Check out what I learned from this exercise, it might help you if you are also working through these exercises.
So, you are thinking of create a whiteboard video. You or your client has seen them popping up all over the internet; they are popular and effective and a great storytelling device and you have a complicated product or service you need to explain. In this post I will outline the different options for creating these videos.
Over the past year I've been putting extra effort into my animation skills. I am incredibly rusty from spending years in a career which has taken me far from the world of animation I want to be a part. In an effort to redirect my course, I am taking deliberate steps towards practising my craft and putting the "doing" of animation into my calendar, as opposed to the thinking, reading and 'wishing' to get better at animation. I thought it might be helpful for others who may be in the same boat, to
The best opportunity to make a positive first impression with a client is during a discovery meeting. This is a meeting to discuss and uncover client problems and then position yourself as a valuable expert, skilled with solving these problems. When I first took on clients, I really had no idea how to prepare or lead these initial meetings and I often bumbled my way through the process. Thankfully my clients were patient and often helpful. Over time, I've learned the initial meeting with a c
I love learning. I think most people do. But learning on your own can get lonely and unmotivating fast - especially as a freelancer. Over the last couple years I've been struggling to get better at the craft of animation. Even though I studied animation in art school, that was many many...ok, let’s not get into specifics here...but many years ago. The point is, I've been feeling rusty and out of practice. I needed a solution to learn and improve quickly, without the long term commitment or finan
Image Propeller Studios turned 3 years old! Read about the ups and downs of our growth and also where we are headed next.
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