Thursday, October 28, 2010

Merci Stef!

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'.
Thanks Stef!

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!

2. Charts

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,


Chris Halls said...

Good list, man. With you the peg holes and page ordering. That charting system sounds familiar, think that guy (guys) did some work on the illusionist.

Good luck with the final stretch.

L ROSSI said...

Cheers Dude!

Yeah, think he did!... Great animator though!

Take it easy,

Iona Whytock said...

Nice list, very true....the reinforcer issue is a big thing with me as well! First thing I check for now :)

edhead said...

haha LOL all good points man! the top one in particular really PISSES ME OFF!!! people who put animation paper, in what is termed 'shooting order', as opposed to animation order, are not animators. they just don't understand how annoying it is not being able to flip a scene. This is a MAJOR pet peeve of mine. I swear if I ever run my own production or my own studio I will BAN shooting order and it'll be a sackable offence LOL.... ;D

from mr edhead (who worked with you at one hand clapping on that roto music vid!)

L ROSSI said...

Hey Ed!
I'll come and work for your production company and help enforce the Law! ;)
All the best!