Wednesday November 24th 2010
We are starting this thread early to give members a chance to upload any video or images they want critiqued on November 17th seminar. The best format for video clips is .MOV files.
Throughout the week, Dave will try to incorporate as many images and video clips as possible into the live seminar.
The deadline for clips and images to be critiqued in the live seminar is Tuesday November 23th, 2010 @ 5:00 PM sharp AZ time.
Please keep your questions concise so we have time to answer everyone. Only questions pertaining to animation technique will be addressed.
Here is the New Link to watch the live Seminar.
You must be logged into your Don's Club account to see the stream.
PHEW! For a second there I thought we weren't going to have a seminar this week, and i would've cried my eyes out if we weren't :laughing:
Here's a drawing that I want Don to critique:
One of the big problems I have with drawing is readability, I was wondering if Don could perhaps suggest a way or ways to make a drawing more readable.
Thank You For Your Time and Tutelage
Hello Don and Dave, Here is a drawing I did a few years ago, but I'm thinking about trying to work with this character again. I just wanted to ask how you think I could improve the design. One thing that I am really unhappy with is the eyes, I still have a lot of trouble drawing the eyes and was wondering if you could tell me how I could improve them.
This is a new clip I'm working on I got your dvds a little while ago and am working on appplying what I've learnt I'm also studing alot of Preston Blair right now. The little critter gets zapped and transformed at the end, In this piece I was animating key to key and trying to get a timing and rythm thing going, when he gets zapped I m debating on the transformation if it would be better to animate it straight ahead or mabey pose to pose not sure what to do.What do you think would work better in a transformation sequence?
I made this short a couple of years ago in my spare time. Would you give me some feedback on itwhat could make it stronger where its weak points are. Thankyou for your time.
Last edited by andrew sharp; 11-24-2010 at 01:09 AM.
a) I'm curious about what type of art books would you recomend that would improve ones animation the fastest?
The natural way to draw
drawing on the right side of the brain
Mike Mattasi drawing force
or books outside of drawing mabey acting
Question did you ever meet shamus calhane, his book from script to screen was my introduction to the animated world, I bought his book in an old secondhand bookstore back in the 90's it was the first book that I actually wrote my name phone number and adress in.It was my first year away from home and I was at college on a wrestling scholarship taking courses I hated.It was along road before I got into animation school but the medium makes me really happy, Its the books sitting on shelves waiting for someone to discover them and change the way they think and look at things. Any ways I was just wondering if you had met him or read his books?
IF one would like to retake your master class in arizona, what would you have them do, considering they have already done the bird exercises?
I recently signed up for the character design course next month and am eagerly awaiting it. I dont know if you have thought this far ahead...but after the character design class, what will be the next online course you'll teach?
Hello Don and Dave, Don, could you talk to us about character development on some of the movies you've made?
You said sometime back that stepping into the directors chair will cause the lack of drawing in an animators life.
when you are dealing with 400 people on a production, where exactly does the drawing for you come in.
2nd part of the question....
Do you know if Woolie Reitherman personally animated scenes in any of the films he directed i 60's and 70s?
Are there any plans to release the character design workshop on dvd?