Thursday, August 16, 2007

Animation Thoughts

So...I've been working on a series of animated shorts lately. I want to work on timing and acting in my animated films so I've been looking at the greatest director in animation history...Mr. Chuck Jones. I've been studying old Bugs Bunny, Road Runner, and Warner Brother's cartoons. They're simply amazing. It's no wonder why this time period is referred to as the "Golden Age of Animation". After working in an animation studio for the last year-and-a-half, I've come to learn that studios look to cut as many corners as possible. Budgets are streamlined, schedules are trimmed, and the workload is excessive. All of these things lead to animation that lacks real movement and character. Directors are forced to take shortcuts and the product gets watered-down. The more I work in a studio, the more frustrated I become. In the end, it's more about the bottom line than it is about ground-breaking animation and storytelling.

Enough of my rants! Here's something to take away from my rambling. This short features Bugs Bunny and Elmer. Compare this piece of art to any flash show on TV. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts. Enjoy!

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