August 14, 2014

Welcome Dan & Kat Listeners

Hello all you listeners to the Dan & Kat podcast.
This is my animation blog. I try and update it as often as I can, that is to say not very often, but I do the best I can.

If you have any questions about animation or how to be an animator feel free to leave a comment or contact me through Google+ and the Twitters

If you are interested in books on animation here is my recommended reading list:
http://ethanhurdam.blogspot.com/2012/09/books-on-animation.html

December 4, 2012

Slow motion Cheeta Run.






Cheetahs on the Edge--Director's Cut from Gregory Wilson on Vimeo.

Very cool look at a the fastest land animal on earth. Notice how still and steady his head is. Helps him see his pray. Very cool.

October 7, 2012

October 4, 2012

Back in 2009 I bought a copy of Sita Sings the Blues from Nina Paley's website. I did this mainly because of Roger Ebert's review:

I began. I was enchanted. I was swept away. I was smiling from one end of the film to the other. It is astonishingly original.

 It was surprising for me, I don't tend to like this style of animation, but the story was really good so I enjoyed the film quite a bit. So now I find myself looking forward to her new film  This Land Is Mine:
 For more info, including a list of the characters who kill each other, check out her site: http://blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/

October 2, 2012

Two-Headed Cop Update

There's been an update to the Two-Headed Cop page, it includes the final version of the "Jail" sequence, check it out:

http://www.twoheadedcop.com/post/32742534820/the-jail-sequence-and-other-updates#.UGsmNcWmdn8

Using Video Reference in Animation

Animation Addicts has a couple great posts about using video reference when planning out your animation. Couldn't have said it better myself:

http://www.animation-addicts.com/2012/08/02/carbon-copy-animation/

http://www.animation-addicts.com/2012/06/01/step-1-honesty/

September 30, 2012

Song of the Sea

Tomm Moore, the director of "The Secret of Kells" is busy directing is second feature film "The Song of the Sea" and just like when directing Kells he has decided to make a production blog. It looks every bit as good as Kells does:

http://songoftheseamovie.blogspot.ie/

Here's the concept trailer (if you haven't heard about it):