Thursday, November 17, 2005
Madagascar DVD came out on Tuesday!
Go check it out if you haven't seen it. I'll post all the shots I worked on soon so that you can watch them over and over and over and over again. Ok, once is enough...or you'll catch all my errors. I just have to fast forward through the movie and remember them. Just don't blink when you watch...some shots are very quick. I think I'll post some thumbnail drawings too so that you can really get inside my head and see how I think and plan out a shot.
This was my second feature I've worked on....my first was Shrek 2. I had such a great time animating these crazy cartoony characters that it really felt like 2d...you could push these characters so much and the character rigs rarely broke or got funky. This isn't a perfect film, nor is it a masterpiece....but hey...how many live action films are perfect and masterpieces? Sooner or later an animated gem will hit and kapowey! You'll be moved beyond words. But hey, I'm working on making a film like that one day so just be a little patient. OK? okee dokee.
Double D as I like to call him...or Donachada Daly as others call him....was my supervising animator on this film as well as Rex Grignon. Mr. James "Badass" Baxter was also my supervisor as well as a mentor. They all helped me out a great deal on my animation and timing and without their assistance I probably wouldn't be sitting here animating on Hedge. So thanks guys!
Posted by Jeremy Bernstein