These weekly articles cover a range of topics related to learning animation, animation history, building an animation career, and independent filmmaking.
There are so many things I would like to share which don’t need a full dedicated class but are still really important to know to become a well rounded animator.
This is the home for that knowledge.
Learn about some of the key new features and updates available in Blender 4.0.
Learn why The Art of Finding Nemo is my favourite book for studying the use of colour and light in animation.
Discover the secrets that have kept Disney at the forefront of animation for the past 100 years.
Learn how to apply the animation principle of exaggeration whilst maintaining believably natural looking motion.
Take a first look at the new animation software coming to iPad in November 2023.
Check out the latest animated short film from the Blender Studio.
Add life to your secondary characters in ways that enhance your animation rather than detract from it.
Character rigging in Blender doesn't need to be difficult. These are my recommendations to get started.
Learn more about Poly Haven, a fantastic source of free assets to use in your animation.
A great source of inspiration filled with animated short films created in Blender.
The rise and fall of the multiplane camera in animation.
Sharing your animation online can be really beneficial but it's not for everyone.
Keeping an eye on the bigger picture is crucial to animate a strong performance.
How the Blender software is tested in a real animation production environment.
Discover how sharing your animation with others can be beneficial at any stage of your journey.
What do you bring to your animation that is unique and personal to you?
Improve the quality of your animation by actively seeking critique.
Why an animation degree may, or may not, be the right choice for you.
Knowing how long it really takes to craft a high quality piece of animation can be invaluable information when you are starting out.
Avoid simple mistakes by using these techniques to keep a fresh perspective on your animation.
Why starting out with the industry standard software might not be a good idea.
Is it important to be able to draw as a 3D character animator?
Exploring the use of innovative tools and techniques within the world of animation.
The battle to change the perception of animation's place within cinema.
Learn why personal projects not only help to consolidate your learning but also have massive value throughout your career.
Learn the simple skill which will help to improve your animation performances throughout your career.
My favourite resource for learning the mechanics of animation.
What drew you to learn animation? Lean in to that inspiration.