Archive for the 'James Baxter' Category

KFP opening animation

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

How about a little equal time for Kung Fu Panda opening sequence hand-drawn goodness?! If you haven’t seen this yet, I recommend you see it on the big screen first. And if you’re extremely spoiler-averse, don’t hit the “Read More” button at all.

Sinbad Ruffs

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I got a lot of requests to see some animation roughs after the posts on Spacing and the Baxter Sinbad tests, so here are a couple from the Sinbad test scene I previously posted:

Secondary Action in The Apartment

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Clay Kaytis just put up part two of his James Baxter interview podcast, in which James talks about acting in animation, and cites Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau as excellent reference. Below is a clip of Jack Lemmon and Fred MacMurray from The Apartment that James used in a talk on secondary action that James […]

James Baxter Sinbad tests

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

While we’re on the subject of James Baxter (and if you’re not listening to Clay Kaytis’s first podcast with James, go do it now), I found a beat up old video tape with some early animation tests for Sinbad – Legend of the Seven Seas that James did. He did a test each for Sinbad, […]

Spacing — the hand-drawn days

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Continuing on the subject of spacing . . . I was lucky to come into animation when features were drawn, and to work my way up step by step. I got to spend a lot of time absorbing the importance of arcs and spacing before I had to struggle with larger issues like performance. On […]

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