Thursday, January 14, 2010

Come on Kevin!

When I was 1st assigned this shot, I was a bit nervous. Action and pantomime is not my strong points when it comes to animation. Being overwelmed, I decided to focus on the smaller details 1st such as Muntz running off balance, Carl kicking his legs before he steps on the ladder and his slip as reached the top. Adding imperfections to a character makes it feel more grounded in realism and not so choregraphed. Also, it helps me when I get scared :)


  1. Hi Aaron,

    Great to see the various stages for this shot.
    Thanks for posting it.

    Did you shoot video ref for this? In the past it's been great seeing your reference vids and how you used that in the final shots.

    Look forward to seeing/reading more stuff here in the future.



  2. For this shot, sadly no reference.

    This shot since there was so much physical action, I just felt way through the shot.

    Nice to hear you like the reference, i'll make sure post more in the future.

  3. Wow, that looks like a complicated shot.. But i remember this.. Cool that you did it. You really pulled it off in style, great job Aaron..

    Thanks for breaking it down in progression, very helpful.