Sylvain Chomet discusses his approach to animating. This is an excerpt from the BBC documentary “The Secret of Drawing”. It starts with a brief history of animation followed by animator Sylvain Chomet talking as he animates. The work shown is an early test animation for “The Illusionist”.
More behind the scenes views of Gulp, Aardman’s world record breaking short, on location at Carmarthenshire’s Pendine Sands in South Wales. It reveals what went in to making such a complex film away from the controlled environment of a studio.
Disney animator Mark Henn shows us how to draw Winnie the Pooh. Mark has worked on The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Princess and the Frog.
Puppet makers and set designers at Aardman Commercials talk about the production of the Swedbank commercial Under the Oak Tree. It shows how much effort goes into an advertising spot.
A behind the scenes look on the set with Ozzy Osbourne during the making of his how to be normal voice recording for Lipton Brisk. As well as the voice artist at work it shows the Plasticine/claymation puppet with substitute faces. The finished commercial is below. Brisk Ozzy Normal Time Lapse. More footage from Ozzy’s… Read More »
Ricky Martin, who works for Aardman animations, and photographer friend Neil Young demonstrate the process of making a 90-second stop-motion animation video in Ricky’s kitchen. They use a domino dressed as an Indiana Jones type character.
Many people have asked Sheila Graber how she used to make animated films using drawings and cels. She made this film to demonstrate the process and the huge amount of materials that were used. She concludes by telling us if she were to do it all again she would use a computer.
In part one Cordell Barker talks about the making of The Cat Came Back. Cordell Barker’s Master Class in Animation Part 2 (2009) Cordell Barker talks about the making of Runaway.
This gently paced video is a great introduction to animated movie making. It is funny and informative. The animation is by Sven Hauth.
Simon Tofield talks about how his own cat inspired him create an animated movie. He demonstrates how he uses an A4-size Wacom Intuos tablet to create his drawings. We also see Simon creating the sound effects for the movie. The Simon’s Cat website.