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The problem with COPPA – Making the right choice about who is watching

Videos made for children are now treated differently on YouTube because of COPPA – the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. How will Coppa affect channels with animation? Does family-friendly content made for everyone count as made for kids? Turns out this is quite a complex issue… I try to give an overview about everything animators … The problem...

Big moments in your story and animation – storytelling tip

Here are 2 ways how you can make your stories and animation performances feel more epic and meaningful. 😮😍 If something feels big to your character, it will also feel big to your audience. We empathize with something being important as we have things that are important to us personally. This can be seen from … Big moments in your story and animation...

AnimChallenge “Abracadabra” July 2019

Analyzing and studying other people’s animations is a fantastic way to learn. In this animation critique video we have a frame by frame look at the submissions for the July 2019 competitions of the AnimChallenge facebook group. The post AnimChallenge “Abracadabra” July 2019 appeared first on Animator Island.

Story & Comedy – How to make it work / Interview

Discover how writers, storyboarders but also animators and the actors developed the story and comedy of the recent LEGO movies. The post Story & Comedy – How to make it work / Interview appeared first on Animator Island.

Why does your character move?

This makes or breaks your animation: Know WHY every single motion is happening! Find out what shortcut many beginners take and why that hurts your animation. The wonderful and difficult core of animation is to put believable thoughts and emotions into a character that doesn’t exist. Often this is one of the first things we … Why does your character...

11 Second Club March 2019 – animation critiques and feedback

Let's learn from the good, the bad and the ugly of the 11 Second Club competition from March 2019. Ferdinand critiques, reviews, rates, annotates and gives feedback to animations submitted to the competition. The post 11 Second Club March 2019 – animation critiques and feedback appeared first on Animator Island.

Working as an animator at Blue Sky – Lisa Allen Interview FMX 2018

Blue Sky Animator Lisa Allen talks animation: What's the best way to start animating? Can you pick what shots you are working on at a studio? Find out more in this interview filled with character animation insights and advice! The post Working as an animator at Blue Sky – Lisa Allen Interview FMX 2018 appeared first on Animator Island.

Storytelling for Animators – Craig Caldwell FMX 2018

📝😮💡 What makes people care about your stories? Professor Craig Caldwell talks about likability, story structure and setup, the writing process for animators and more... The post Storytelling for Animators – Craig Caldwell FMX 2018 appeared first on Animator Island.

Falling brick – 51 animation exercise (live stream)

In this live stream we tackle exercise 3 of the 51 animation exercises - a brick falling from a shelf onto the ground. The post Falling brick – 51 animation exercise (live stream) appeared first on Animator Island.

2D and 3D Concept Art in VR? Interview with Jama Jurabaev

VR helps concept artists to create stunning visuals faster. Jama Jurabaev (Ready Player One, Jurassic World) tells us more about his process blending 2D and 3D in virtual reality. The post 2D and 3D Concept Art in VR? Interview with Jama Jurabaev appeared first on Animator Island.

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