Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Animation Art YouTube videos

Not sure if this will be of use to anyone else, but (like the Article Database) since I'm putting it together I might as well put it up for others to utilize. 

As I read through the book mentioned in my last post, Animation Art by Jerry Beck, I'm putting together all the films mentioned in the book into YouTube playlists. I guess even if you're not reading through the book, this could interest you just to see important films in animation's history.

These aren't all the films mentioned, just the ones that I felt were important enough to look up. Also, a few more obscure films weren't on YouTube, but on other sites like Dailymotion. I didn't compile those into any list, I just looked them up separately.

I'll be adding to this as I make them:






Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summer reading

If anyone is looking for a good book on animation history, I can't recommend Jerry Beck's Animation Art highly enough. It's pretty much the Illusion of Life for animation history. What I really appreciate is how he doesn't focus on one aspect of animation history, like only films from North America, or Disney. It covers pretty much everything.

I've read a lot of it before, but I'm going to start over and read the whole thing through this summer. I'm also going to be sitting next to a computer while I read so I can look up the films on YouTube as I read about them.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Sorry I haven't been updating the Database recently, the past two semesters of school have been brutally time-consuming. Next week is finals week, then I plan on working on the list a lot during the summer. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


This site is an awesome resource and inspiration.

Go there and check out animation reels from some of the top animators in the industry.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Strawberry Swing

This is always major animation inspiration for me. Watch it full screen in 720p!
It's a reminder that even though a project may consume countless hours, the final result lasts forever, and hopefully you can say it was worth it.

Check out the Making-Of at Motionographer:

Animation podcasts

All of these sites have amazing podcasts about animation well-worth listening to:

Spline Doctors

Speaking of Animation

The Animation Podcast (my personal favorite)
The Animation Guild (interviews)
Toon In!

And if you're a fan of Pixar:
The Pixar Podcast

Monday, August 8, 2011

What I've been working on...

Did this animation in a week for the Spungella 100 Frame Animation Contest. The theme was "Magic."

Every new shot I work on excites me, because I feel like I'm actually learning a ton. It's funny... by the time I'm done with a shot, I've learned enough to see it's weaknesses that I'm never happy with an animation. I guess that's a good thing, because that's the way to grow.