Ryan Posts

Aftereffects Tutorials

Here’s a great tutorial site shared with me by Hubert. Check it out! http://www.mtmograph.com/summits/

12 Principals of Animation

Here are the 12 principals of Animation as developed by Disney animators in the 1930s. http://the12principles.tumblr.com/  

Fundamentals of Animation

Here’s an excerpt from a book in the Digital Library called “Fundamentals of Animation”. Enjoy! Excerpt 1 – Key Principals and Processes Excerpt 2 – The Animator as Interpreter

Poster examples

Here are some great type poster examples. A lot of different approaches to give you a sense for what is possible within the constraints of the assignment. View the PDF in Google Drive

Storyboarding Ideas

What is a storyboard? Once a concept or script is written for a film or animation, the next step is to make a storyboard. A storyboard visually tells the story of an animation panel by panel, kind of like a comic book. Your storyboard will should convey some of the following information: What charaters are in […]

Roughing in an Animation

This video shows the process of building a complete animation, and shows how sometimes lots of motion is not needed to convey emotion, or build empathy with a character.

After Effects Rendering Tutorial

This is a great tutorial which covers a lot of common questions about rendering, as well as some great tips for speeding up your workflow. Felt Tips – After Effects Render Tips from Felt Tips on Vimeo.

Type Animation Inspiration

Here are some other great typographic animations. Lets break them down in class and see if we can identify what typefaces, and what principals of animation are at work in each. This one is directly like what we will do. Karloff, convergence of beauty and ugliness from Thibault de Fournas on Vimeo. An animated analysis […]

Zine Inspiration

So what is a Zine? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say: A zine (/ˈziːn/zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier. Since the production means are limited, it really pushes you to be creative […]