For my animation project, I mainly used the brush tool, motion tweens, shape tweens and the v-cam. The coloring of my drawings was done fairly quickly with the use of the brush and fill tools. I also got a lot of use out of the different scene panels and symbol tools. I also used the loop tool for one of my character’s eyes when he was blinking. I used multiple layers and used the lasso tool several times to move certain drawings from layer to layer. The eyedropper tool was also very useful when switching colors. I had a lot of trouble trying to figure out the motion and shape tweens, but with some help, but I was able to make it work. In the end, I used a LOAD of shape tweening and ended up redoing the entire animation.
Nintendo has released a short anime pilot based on their best selling series Star Fox Zero, and you can easily pull it up on youtube. Nintendo has not yet confirmed any further episodes but we as fans can hope and dream that we will get another adaptation in the future.
Pinocchio marked a turning point in animation for its time. It really did signify a turning point in storyboarding and animation. Now, it’s getting an exhibition at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition is set to contain over 300 objects related to the movie, including hand drawn artwork to three dimensional models and showcases the strenuous process of traditional pre-digital animation. I think this is a great idea and if I were ever in the area I would love to check it out.
It looks like some of our favorite disney classics are getting sequels and live action adaptations! Beauty and the Beast is getting a live action adaptation that is set to be released in 2017. Pete’s Dragon is getting a remake that is set to be released in theatres on August 12th. Tim Burton’s Alice and Wonderland is getting a sequel called Alice Through The Looking Glass and it is set to premiere on May 27th. Along with many others. I am personally very excited for the sequel to AOW because I loved Tim Burton’s take on the first one.
This animation was released on youtube on April 14th. It’s about 2 hours and 40 minutes long and it allows viewers to hear crew members as they spot the iceberg and try to avoid it. It’s already been viewed about 3 million times. It’s kind of disturbing in my opinion, I have no idea why anyone would want to make this.
Apparently, Sony is releasing a movie based around everyone’s favorite thing- emojis. And as it turns out, it might as well be just one long and drawn out commercial for a variety of mobile apps. Apparently the movie will incorporate real life smartphone apps into “a powerful movie about self expression” and basically its intention is to get viewers to become interested in the specific apps involved. It is set to be released on August 11th, 2017. Sounds like we’re in for an interesting ride.