March 21, 2013
Why am I just splatting out this thing I found on Facebook? Emma Coates was a storyboard artist for Pixar. The rules seem to be sound, and I want to remember them. Posting them here is handy for me if nothing else. If you’re a writer, you might find them useful too.
February 9, 2013
You would think that being able to do something like this in 90 seconds flat would be worth some serious money to somebody.
January 5, 2013
I’ve helped write the animation training curriculae here at Rhythm & Hues Studios, and I had a chance to visit the topic of the Twelve Priniciples of Animation to support some of the coursework I helped develop.
I thought I’d share.
December 25, 2012
It’s time to rediscover who you are. It’s the secret to life, the universe, and everything, and I can tell you now the answer is not 42.. – Gene Turnbow
April 22, 2012
I’ve been trying to raise the quality bar of my illustrations lately. No, this image is not unique, it’s from the cover of a Supergirl comic I saw in a store today. However, I did pencil and ink this myself.
April 20, 2011
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity’ but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
February 9, 2011
Robb Pratt gave us Superman fans a new little work of art to geek out over: [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2WVlmNqMMs&feature=player_embedded[/tube] The character design is a departure from anything I’ve ever seen before on this subject material – it has an appeal that’s hard to define, but is immediately engaging. The biggest problem is that it’s over all too […]
December 6, 2010
But Only If You’re A Chicken. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXUeO3auRZg&feature=player_embedded[/tube] This video has been around for a while, but there may be something to learn from chickens yet. Watch in amazement as this chicken’s head remains precisely located in space regardless of the motion of its body. Then be amazed that you sat and watched a chicken for […]
November 18, 2010
The main problem with developing working warp drive apparently isn’t the math. We’ve figured that part out. What we need, though, is an unimaginably monumental supply of energy to power the thing. The spokesman for CERN’s ALPHA experiment—Jeffrey Hangst of Aarhus University, Denmark—says that trapping these atoms was a bit of an overwhelming experience: What’s […]
October 12, 2010
A new technique developed by Germany’s Technische Universität allows elements to be removed from video images in real time. They’re purportedly working on a version of this that runs in Android, so I may be able to try this for myself on my Droid phone soon. Watch the YouTube video and be amazed. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgTq-AgYlTE[/tube] – […]