Read through a lovely piece on the Disney animation principles, which date from the outset of animation of this type, but still have significant relevance today. This was suggested as a good place to start reading for the animation course and certainly was that. It is great still to see how this media evolved from the crudest of beginnings through to what we see today.
For ongoing reference here are the 12:
- Squash and Stretch
- Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
- Follow Through and Overlapping Action
- Slow In and Slow Out
- Secondary Action
- Solid Drawing
We watched Robots (http://www.robotsmovie.com) today on DVD as well and this is pretty nifty actually. The physical humour and animation are lively and engaging - some very funny indeed. I love the transport system sequence particularly - that must have been great fun to realise.
[images from the Robots movie from the dvdactive.com site]