Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the most visually ground breaking film of the year. The artists and technicians on this project were specifically tasked with pushing the boundaries and setting new bars for what’s possible in animated features, and their work deserves to be celebrated. I was an Animator on this film, and with a platform like this at my fingertips, I felt obligated to reach out to all the artists, gather as much material as I could find, and share it with you here. Continue reading The Art and Making of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Monty Granito’s Awesome Comic Book Story Animatics
Featuring scenes with Batman fighting thugs, Spider-Man and Winter Soldier taking on Thanos, and Captain Marvel duking it out with Venom, these animatics are full of great ideas and possibilities executed masterfully.
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Gigglebug – Behind the Scenes
Finland’s Gigglebug Enternainment team shows us their storyboard and layout process for creating season 2 of Gigglebug animated series using TV Paint. Continue reading Gigglebug – Behind the Scenes
Effective Scene Transitions in The Matrix
A great look at how clearly designed scene transitions create better storytelling. Continue reading Effective Scene Transitions in The Matrix
Inglourious Basterds — The Elements of Suspense
Examining the elements of suspense that Quentin Tarantino put to use in the opening scene of Inglourious Basterds. Continue reading Inglourious Basterds — The Elements of Suspense
Helm’s Deep: How To Film An Epic Battle
An excellent break down of story structure and how to keep an audience engaged. Continue reading Helm’s Deep: How To Film An Epic Battle
Sorkin, Structure, and Collaboration
How Sorkin uses non-linear structure to frame the story, and the critical role that collaboration played in the creation of The Social Network
Mad Max: Fury Road – Planting and Payoff
Sometimes in order to understand narrative, you need to start simple and state the obvious.
How Do You Edit an Animated Film?
Here’s a question you may never have thought about before: what does an animation editor actually do? If scenes are just written and then animated, is their role any more than just connecting clips together? On the contrary, the role of an animation editor is actually one of the most important roles in shaping the film being made. Let’s dive in and explore the job. Continue reading How Do You Edit an Animated Film?
Ex Machina – The Control of Information
Ex Machina is a great example of how a screenwriter’s ability to carefully control a story’s information can make for a compelling film.
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