Making of the Legend - ‘How to Draw Korra’ Part 1
By director Kwang Il Han at Studio Mir
(via Studio MIR Facebook Page)
“The Lion King” 1994
Rough cut of the stampede scene. It’s pretty low quality, I think it came off the laserdisc release. But it’s got a nice mix of rough animation, storyboards and computer generated stuff. Always fun to see work in progress.
- Young Simba - Mark Henn, Tom Bancroft, Broose Johnson, T. Daniel Hofstedt, Danny Wawrzazek
- Mufasa - Tony Fucile, Phil Young, chris Wahl, Brad Kuha
- Scar - Andreas Deja, Doug Frankel, Jean Morel, Mark Koetsier, Alex Williams
- Zazu - Ellen Woodbury
- Wildebeests - Linda Bel (one of my AAU teachers =D), Gregory Griffith
“Always fun to see work in progress.” Agreed.
THERE I FINISHED THIS THING, ENJOY 8)
Big hugs and smooches to baysalt for helping out with colouring a bunch of scenes! Also to everyone who stopped by the livestreams I did throughout working on this, you guys are the best. *u*
Excellent animation! I love it when artists creatively personify non-person entities.
DC Nation: Batman of Shanghai
Bat Man of Shanghai is a series of DC Nation animated short films from the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network made by Wolf Smoke Animation Studio, makers of Kung Fu Cooking Girls), presenting a unique re-imagining of the Batman universe in a heavily stylized form, set in a 1930’s era Shanghai.
Made a sketch of myself as character from Motorcity. Whenever I reimagine myself as a fantasy character, I always see myself as that guy who wields the over-sized heavy weapons, like axes and maces (and occasionally 2-handed swords). Seems appropriate for my build.
Designing my car right now. Uploading soon.
Related: Motorcity!Gab Car Design: War Hog
It’s funny—just yesterday I was thinking about looking for writing related material to post, since it’s an extremely important beginning step to animation, and just now my friend tagged me in a post on Facebook linking to this!
- #1: You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
- #2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.
- #3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.
- #4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
- #5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
- #6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?
- #7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.
- #8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.
- #9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
- #10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.
- #11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.
- #12: Discount the 1st thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.
- #13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.
- #14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.
- #15: If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.
- #16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.
- #17: No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on - it’ll come back around to be useful later.
- #18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.
- #19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
- #20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How d’you rearrange them into what you DO like?
- #21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?
- #22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.
I’m not much of a writer. I can’t exactly write complete stories by myself. I’m more of a visual kind of artist, so these will definitely help. :)
“Pilote Tout en Haut du Monde” / “Longway North” by Sacrebleu Productions.
Sasha, a young Russian artistocratic girl at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and languishes over Oloukine, her grandfather, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer, who has not returned from his last expedition to conquer the North Pole.
He transmitted his vocation to Sasha which is far from satisfying her parents as they have already arranged for their daughter to marry.
She revolts against this destiny, flees and is resolved to going to join Oloukine a longway north.
The Legend of Korra - Opening Sequence Pencil Tests
Aang spinning on a finger! Roku’s flaming bitchslap! Kyoshi flinging boulders into YOUR FACE! Just look at it! LOOK.
+ Tarzan (1999) Rough animation vs. cleaned frame vs. final realization
I’m pretty sure I’ve already posted this before, but I’m doing it again because I like it so much.
A test from the upcoming “Avatar: Legend of Korra”, which will premiere (hopefully) later this spring.
To anyone who is as big a fan as I am of the Avatar series, they have a fan club on facebook now.
Check out the Tumblr of Bryan Konietzko, too, one of the creators of the show. He’s a cool guy.
Amazing! Look at all those fluid moves! Really excited for this show!