Thursday, October 28, 2010
With animation for 'Titeuf Le Film' done and dusted and the Assistants set to finish in the coming week or so, I was lucky enough to receive this drawing from Stéphane Sainte-Foi, the supervising Animator on the film. As well as having been an animator on Hunchback, Tarzan and Hercules (main characters), he was the Supervising Animator of Nani from 'Lilo and Stitch'.
On another note, I have really felt the need for a rant! There have been a few things that have REALLY annoyed me over the last few weeks - they're teeny tiny things, but .....grrrr
1. The main one....... Animators who put drawing number 1 on the top.
WHY? It is so frustrating not to be able to rifle through the animation to check, and when it's a fat scene, i'm not going to re-order it all! Damn you!
Not a biggie, but worth noting! One animator had a system I hadn't seen before - for example, Frame 1 would have no chart, then the next Key, say 9, had the chart with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, then the next key, say 15, had 9, 11, 13, 15 etc.
Now this is quite bizarre, and can get quite confusing, as the chart usually goes from the 1st (bottom) drawing to the top. Hmmm....
3. Reinforce for the others!
When doing a clean drawing that following stages will be flipping for cleaning other Keys and Inbetweening, always put reinforcers on because yes, at the first stage, the peg holes might still be intact, but further down the line that hole will get very big (yes it sounds rude!), and when Inbetweeners have many drawings between 2 keys that don't move, it's not fun!
Anyways! Thats me done!
'Till the Next,
at 8:24 PM