Animation

How to Begin a Career in Animation

Posted:September 17 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersInspiration

Maybe you started animating stick figures on a notepad as a kid. Maybe you love playing video games and would like to experiment with animation software. Or the idea of seeing your characters come to life really excites you. If so, a career in animation might be for you! In any case, you’re in luck. […]

ERIK SEGRIFF’S SUMMER JOB AT 9 STORY/BROWN BAG STUDIOS!

Posted:September 01 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann paid a visit to Erik Segriff at his summer job Animating and she wanted to share: “I was happy to visit 9 Story Media & Brown Bag Films recently to visit MTM student, Erik Segriff, who had a summer job animating there. Erik is an Classical & Computer Animation & Production student who recently completed his 2nd […]

3 Sources of Inspiration for Artists and Animators

Posted:August 08 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsIllustration for Sequential ArtsInspiration

It’s bound to happen sometime. You might be the most prolific artist ever; you might have the best creative brief ever authored. But you simply can’t seem to get a start on your illustration, piece of art or the first frame of your animation storyboard. First, you’re not alone. Creative blocks are common for creative […]

The Psychology of Colour in Art and Animation

Posted:June 26 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlog

Whether it’s in animation, concept art or illustration for sequential arts, the psychology of colour might play as much a role in a viewer’s impression of your work as just about any other aspect. In terms of art and animation, the psychology of colour involves the mental and psychological effects that the colour in your […]

The Importance of Still Life Drawing

Posted:June 14 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsMax the Mutt

Before we discuss the importance of still life drawing, it helps to clarify just what is is. Interestingly, still life art typically depicts everyday natural or man-made objects that are inanimate and, in contrast to the name, generally lifeless. But it’s the depiction of what may be a lifeless (actually including dead animals in some […]

The Case for Storyboarding & Animatics Being Crucial in Creating a Successful Animation Project

Imagine trying to verbally explain to someone exactly how the story you want to animate will unfold from start to finish. There, now you’re starting to get an idea of the importance of storyboarding for any animation project. Storyboards show “shot by shot” where the camera will be, and how the visuals will tell the […]

5 Skills a Concept Artist Needs for Creature Design

Posted:May 09 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept Art

From the earliest days of film and digital animation, including the Ray Harryhausen classic films, and digital games, like 1993’s Doom, creature design has been a central process on which the success of the entire project can hinge. If there is anything in common with Harryhausen’s Cyclops, Doom’s monsters and even the Clickers who prowl […]

Why Concept Art is So Important

Posted:April 15 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtMax the Mutt

Even if you’ve heard about concept art, it can still be difficult to understand why it’s so important for animation and video game projects. What is Concept Art? It might help to start with what concept art is not. It’s not a simple illustration of a concept. It’s not a sketch or layout of an […]

Classical Animation Isn’t Dead!

Posted:March 16 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlog

Any rumors, or even statements of fact from ‘experts’, that classical animation is dead proves the truth of they old saying “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. In a curious repetition of history, every time a new medium comes along, claims that the old media are dead seem to come […]