Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sketchbook Pro

Here's a good overview of software a number of local studios use for boarding. I recently added it to my tools. HERE.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Be Good, Deliver on Time and Be Nice

Not really Story but sage advice for your co-op placement. From Stephen King through Neil Gaiman"

" You get work however you get work, but keep people keep working in a freelance world (and more and more of today’s world is freelance), because their work is good, because they are easy to get along with and because they deliver the work on time. And you don’t even need all three! Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. People will forgive the lateness of your work if it is good and they like you. And you don’t have to be as good as everyone else if you’re on time and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you."

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Show Your Work In Progress

Advice to take to heart from a recent graduate. Like him on FB. Here. © Image 2013 Kevin Parry

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Drawing Is Stll Important 2

Here's a sample of Paul Fierlinger's work. He does it all by himself (with his wife's assistance.) His work is a great example of how subtle animation can be achieved with simple design.

Paul Fierlinger - Demo Reel from Z Animation on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Narrated Story

Here's a sample of what I refer to as a "narrated story." It is a way to get lots of exposition into the track while the visuals support. It could be a way to go for some long stories. There's a whole bunch of these online.

Storybook App Example

Former Disney animator moving into the new venues for our work. his studio site is here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

365 Superheroes

Here's a way to push your character design chops. One a day for a year! Here.

Monday, January 14, 2013