You know you’re getting old (*points at self*) when you’re going along your merry way and all of a sudden you look up and say, “Waa? A whole friggin’ week has gone by? How did that happen?”
Then you realize you haven’t got a clue what to write about in your little blog yet still feel the need to post something. Anything.
Now, I could post about how I don’t have anything planned and humbly apologize and say I’ll have something super-awesome-keen next week and please don’t leave me sob, sob, sob.
But that would be stupid.
So I did what any self-respecting blogger would do. I searched the internet for other stuff to show you and get my lazy ass off the hook.
So here’s what I
scrounged up discovered. And they’ve all got a neat ‘teach-y’ feel to them too.
First off, I happened to stumble across and nifty little site from Australia’s ABC Kids called Roller Mache (there’s some missing accents, but I don’t know how to type them). It’s a nice little learning site for kids 8-15 that talks about the process of telling stories with animation.
They have sections on the whole process from getting ideas, to planning them out and then executing them. If you have kids that are interested in this stuff, take a peek. Heck, even if you don’t have kids, take a peek.
Next, I’ve been meaning to put together a little glossary of animation terms for the blog. Of course, I haven’t ‘gotten around’ to it yet. But I will! Really.
In the meantime, here’s a great glossary from the Toon Boom Animation website. It’s a pretty good one. Just note that the Toon Boom products listed aren’t necessarily ‘common’ animation terms (you can’t blame them for the self-pimpage). ; )
And finally, here’s a video that’s been making the internet rounds. You’ve probably seen it already, but if you haven’t, it’s a good one. All about the storyboarding process at Disney from way back when. A nice little education.
Next time you read my blog, feel free to play that same background music in your head. It will make the experience that much more pleasant. (It’s a tad long, so go grab a snack if you have a slow internet connection.) If you can’t see the video, please click through to the blog here.
Take it away, Eric Goldberg!
Hope you enjoyed. This next week better slow the heck down, I tell ya.
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