Mindbender is a great little studio in Sweden, they do great work making CG rigs look more like stop-motion rigs. I've been looking at their latest animation. It's great to step through, using multiples and pops. Just shows what you can do when you stop thinking of the rigs when you sculpt every frame. Would love to get my hands on that rig.
DisneyToon Studios has closed down. This place was home to me for the last seven years. I worked as an Animation Supervisor. It was a great job, worked with a lot of great and talented people.
It was a pretty unique situation. I was working directly with a lot of talented people I normally wouldn't have access to. There was a lot of access to a lot of training programs and talent development (boy howdy did I take advantage of that). I was involved with a lot of talent development, working with studios all over the world. I also worked on developing characters, story and of course as Animation Supervisor I supervised a lot of animation.
It was a unique experience. I learned a lot. The studio produced 47 film including The Goofy Movie (Film still doesn't get the credit it deserves). I was disappointed to see it go.
I'm going to keep this blog, in fact I'm going to update it more often. I'm also planning on looking into Artela it's something I've been interested in but never had the time for. Looking forward to what's next.