Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Finger and the Moon

I'm married now, so it's back to animation practice:

It's finished! Well, I'm ready to move on to the next project. Like anyone else creative, I could easily spend the next decade making tweaks, but then I'd only have this.

I learned quite a lot.

There's a huge value in getting the key poses down properly. Make them as striking as you can, and then make them twice as striking, and then a little more.

Also, the principles of squash and stretch, and follow through, are so powerful. The extra whipping of the character's fingers really transforms the piece. It becomes more compelling. I learned a lot about secondary action, but this is something else. Meta-action? The action of the actions.

I'm excited to use what I've learned in the next project.