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SKILLS or What skills do you need to be a good animator?
May 7, 2017

SKILLS or What skills do you need to be a good animator?

Hi everybody, Who has not wondered what could he improve to meet the industry expectations? Based on my experience as a recruiter and on different offers, I ...

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SPACING or How to avoid  “floaty animations”?
March 27, 2017

SPACING or How to avoid “floaty animations”?

Hi everybody, Often people often confuse Timing and Spacing. Timing is the time it takes to an action to happen, the arcs describe the paths by which they will pass ...

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KEYS or How to apply the different types of keys?
January 30, 2017

KEYS or How to apply the different types of keys?

Hi everybody, Keys or key poses are drawings describing the motion in an animation sequence. That's why I like to refer to them as extrems, they are in position or ...

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12 PRINCIPLES or How and when to use the 12 principles?
November 16, 2016

12 PRINCIPLES or How and when to use the 12 principles?

Hi everybody, The first thing you learn when you study animation is the 12 principles and nowaday they still are the fundamental rules of the animators. But we do not know ...

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BLOCKING or How to create a good blocking step by step?
October 10, 2016

BLOCKING or How to create a good blocking step by step?

Hi everybody, For me, Blocking is the crucial part of the development of a plane. In that stage, you have to make all the necessary information poses and time for your ...

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MOTIVATION or how to think positive?
July 27, 2016

MOTIVATION or how to think positive?

Hi everybody (Translation in progress), Two years ago, I gave a talk on motivation and to earn the interest of my students started with that punchline : “Cheerleading is frustrating!”(Well, ...

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X-SHEET or The tool I use to plan my shot?
May 11, 2016

X-SHEET or The tool I use to plan my shot?

Hi everybody (Translation in progress), Traditional animators always have on hand a Sheet or Sheet Exposure Exposure to plan your shots and transmit the information to the intercalators. further, ...

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B-SHEET or The tool I use to sort the director's notes
March 20, 2016

B-SHEET or The tool I use to sort the director's notes

Hi everybody (Translation in progress), As I explained in a previous article, It is essential to recover all the information needed to create your flat. (See CASTING & LAUNCH) Many of us ...

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OBSERVATION or How to read a reference video?
February 6, 2016

OBSERVATION or How to read a reference video?

Hi everybody (Translation in progress), Surely you will have heard that the key to being a good animator living in these 3 words: Observation, observation and observation. Seems quite easy but when you start the ...

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REFERENCES or How to find inspiration for your shot?
December 20, 2015

REFERENCES or How to find inspiration for your shot?

Hi everybody (Translation in progress), When he is studying illustration, the school principal used to say: “We are big on the shoulders of giants” If you are lucky to work in a studio, ...

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