Keepvid.com, the website that used to be very useful for downloading video from YouTube, doesn't work anymore, most likely due to copyright problems.
So, what's an animator to do, when you need to download reference footage from YouTube? There are a number of sites that work well, including Apowersoft - a very useful website for downloading video.
Thursday, 28 June 2018
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
The reason is simple - when recruiters are looking to hire you for a job, they will Google you, by entering your name plus the key word "animation" or "animator" in the search engine.
Hopefully, your bog, website and demo reel will pop up on page 1. If it doesn't, recruiters may well move on the next candidate. The trick with getting hired is to have a great demo reel which is easy to find.
Monday, 25 June 2018
Cloth Cat is an animation company based in Cardiff, and produces a number of TV series including Shane the Chef.
You can see Jason's work, as well as his demo reel, at his official website here.
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
|"Weeds" by Kevin Hudson|
“Weeds” is the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
In a packed room on the third floor of the Imperial Hotel, with lines snaking out into the halls (and no doubt a few fire regs being bent in the process), Stuart gave a talk titled "The Five Most Important Anatomical Rules for Animators".
Monday, 11 June 2018
I'll be on a panel tomorrow, tuesday 12th June, talking about how to animate non-human characters, sitting alongside my fellow panelists Alonso Martinez from Pixar, Joeri Christiaen from Thuristar, and independent animator Nicolas Deveaux.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
|Robots - Mrs Copperbottom|
You wouldn't build a building without architectural plans. And you shouldn't start animating a shot without a clear plan of where you are going.