Archive September 14, 2020

Some Advice For A Professional Animator

The animation is one of the most exciting professions in the world of design, but also one that requires more effort and dedication.

The animation is becoming one of the fastest-growing sectors in recent years worldwide, and especially where we are gradually getting lay the groundwork for what I hope we can be termed as a serious and stable industry in of not long. At the moment, we continue to learn and meet increasingly important objectives, which has allowed many large animated feature films to be on view for the next few years. If you want to dedicate yourself to this and be part of one of those projects, here are some tips that you should take into account.

The job of an animator is certainly complicated. We work with something as abstract as movement, and we have to master concepts like space, time, trajectories, poses. They are not exactly something tangible that is easy to work with. Assimilate the bases to solve a performance is not exactly trivial. You have to have infinite patience and an open mind to be willing to learn new things throughout your life. So make sure you fit this profile so that you don’t feel frustrated once you decide you want to be an entertainer because you’re never going to stop training.

When times tighten, no one will tell you the virtues, and they will only make you see the defects. Nothing happens, it happens like this with any artistic work, and you only want to get to achieve a specific goal in the best possible way. But if you are one of those who can’t stand a bad review, you’d better think about dedicating yourself to something else.

One of the main mistakes in the first months that you dedicate yourself to the animation is that, when they ask you to make a change in your plane, you try to execute exactly what they have asked you without thinking about why they have asked you. If they tell you to add a link to a part of the performance, don’t just do it. Understand if the blink has been asked to anticipate a change in gaze, to indicate that the character is sleepy, that something has gotten into his eye, or simply that he has not blinked for too long and wants to make it look natural. That is, stick with the narrative and artistic sense of the feedback, not the technical sense.

Look in your colleagues for an objective point of view that helps you both to find errors and to seek new approaches that had not occurred to you.

When you present them, they will mark you a stricter path that, now, you will have to respect as much as possible. Remember that recording yourself dozens of times doing different performances (or looking for references in other films) is a very agile process. Animating the characters is not, so you have to minimize errors and make sure that what you are doing is what they have asked you.

Activist Jane Goodall Gives Voice To This Animated Short About A Hopeful Future

The celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall, has given voice to an emotional poem written by Tom Rivett-Carnac that conveys a positive message of hope in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom Rivett-Carnac has worked for the last 20 years in the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change. She studied Environmental Economics at the University of Bath, and later, at the University of Plymouth, she did a Master’s in Systems Science. After graduating, he became a Buddhist monk for two years. After hanging up on the habit, he joined CDP North America, a group that works in financial markets to publicize risks and opportunities related to climate change in publicly traded companies. He regularly writes on climate change policy and is the author of several books on the subject. Signed by 195 countries in 2015, having been the main political strategist for the United Nations on this agreement. What happened when we all stopped at her latest play, and Jane Goodall has done a voiced version in poem form.

Tom had been asked many times how to talk to children about climate change, and he decided to take advantage of the circumstances of confinement to write What Happened When We All Stopped, a story for parents and children about the hopeful future that awaits us after lockdown. It shows the greatness of the world in which we live, showing an inspiring vision of our planet, renewed thanks to the obligation to stay at home for a high percentage of the population, and that is waiting for us when we leave confinement.

The book is accompanied by illustrations by Tom’s sister, Bee Rivett-Carnac, a famous illustrator with two decades of experience. The animation uses simple and friendly lines and pastel colors to backbone the narration.

The work fell into the hands of the famous environmental activist Jane Goodall and was so surprised that she agreed to be the host of the video inspired by the book. This product has been created by the famous editors of TED, who have brought to life the endearing illustrations of Bee Rivett-Carnac.

The book and the poem are spoken by Goodall has the objective of raising awareness among people of all ages in favor of protecting the environment and overcoming the barrier that may exist between parents and children on a subject like this so that together they can build a more sustainable future.