The book I recommend for animation is always The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard Williams.
A round of “Trademark!” the board game to show how trademark registration works, alongside a rule book of basic trademark laws.
Anamorphic camera lenses and old fashioned cartoons abound in Harvey Rothman’s animations.
So you want to animate on paper?
Today’s special at the Scribble Kibble inn and tavern: a musical tale, and whether or not it’s enough to be a “storyboard.”
Uncover your art skill, train to level up, or just enjoy the gallery of 1,200 drawings!
All about Betsy Lee’s original animated series No Evil: where those strange names come from, a storybook summary, and animation texture tricks.
Send a piece of art you made to be part of episode #39!
This tutorial shows multiple ways to animate textured 2D characters.
A spirit fox faces his greatest enemy with perfect harmony between music and animation, the art of eyes, and 2D special effects animation.
Hate’s Great, Best Villain! This Disney cartoon is drawn with more love for the art of animation and attention to comedy than any other.
Frame rates, how many images per second different kinds of animations have, and how many you can actually see.
Comparison of the original There She Is!! to the remaster and tricks for animating purely in Flash.
Recreating the fuzzy, lineless art style in an animation by Temmie Chang.
How to make three different types of lip sync for your animations.
How the game Transistor builds animated cut scenes out of detailed illustrations.
The two most important parts of writing an animated short: characters and world, both done well in an unexpected animation about sheep.
Inspecting bad writing in a semi-abstract animation about a tiger.
Learn how to save time making your own animations from a laughably idealistic McDonald’s anime.
Motion capture applied to animation.
A digital cartoon series made to look like an 80’s cartoon that features Star Fox characters.
How to make a bouncy animation like Mystery Skulls – Ghost.
A music video reminiscent of Scooby Doo with characteristically bouncy animation.
I share my secret stash of free, legal music for for-profit videos.
Comparison of an original inspired animation to Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli movies.
Posterized style animation. Explanation of rotoscoping and using references.
April Fool’s Day
Hand drawn watercolor backgrounds in an animation that mixes frame-by-frame and puppets.
How to animate with the After Effects puppet pin, overlap, and starch tools.
Disney’s movie Zootopia. Writing is as important as the animation itself.
3D and 2D mixed together in one sexy music video. Magic fingers. Symbolism. Knee blemishes.
A wolf goes to get her pup back from a hunter.