Archive for June, 2009

Story Development in Animated Features

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

This post was inspired by a few questions from Alonso in the comments section: How much time is typically devoted to the story making/boarding/animatic phase of a movie? How well can you tell if the film will work when it’s in animatic form? . . . do stories come out weakly because they didn’t have […]

Partly Cloudy and G-Force

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Prior to seeing Up* last weekend, there were two pieces of animation that impressed me a lot. The most impressive was Partly Cloudy.  This Pixar short seems to have gotten a lot less attention than previous Pixar shorts.  Maybe it’s because Partly Cloudy hearkens back to Dumbo and a  seemingly simpler and gentler style.  If […]

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