A small piece of animation from Disney Feature Animation's film, Lilo and Stitch -- a piece of Chris Sanders' genius.
For my portfolio (which I shall soon send in to Disney Studios) I shall submit this animated one-second clip of animation... which is, coincidentally, from one of their films. It was actually my mom's idea to submit this; I was originally going to submit a bit of Stitch animation, I believe, if anything at all, but my mom did most of the animation on that one... whereas 98% of the stuff in this little reel was drawn by myself.
All of the drawings I did are labeled with my name on the bottom right-hand side of the page (which you may or may not be able to see in this demo). Basically, I did all of the in-betweens, since if I'm going to get a job at Disney Studios I'd much rather start on the bottom (as an in-betweener) and work my way up to the top. My mom having been in the animation business for over twenty years (mostly as an in-betweener), it was wonderful to have her around to show me le ropes. Speaking of mom, she did the two extremes (frames 1 and 19 out of 19 frames) and almost all of the eyes for each shot of the frog.
I will have to say right now that I absolutely LOVE doing in-betweens. Sure, the example you see above is probably one of the easiest in-between jobs in the universe, since I was basically going in-between the closest of lines, but I had a blast completing the project nonetheless.
As always, advanced critique is greatly encouraged.
P.S. By the way, the timing of this animated sequence is all off, but I have schoolwork to finish sooo... heck. (snigger)
Also, a non-photo blue pencil was used for three or four lines that separate the different body colors in the frog and the highlight in the eye, but the blue coloration itself "transformed" into a black tinge once I loaded and enhanced the images into Photoshop CS.
- HB/2B pencils (black)
- Non-photo blue pencil
- Animation table
- Photoshop CS2 (used to darken image and cleanse background)
The character of the frog in "Lilo and Stitch" is the property of Chris Sanders and Disney Studios.
"Lilo and Stitch" is copyright Chris Sanders/Disney Studios.