SOA podcast: Comedy in Animation

I ran across this excellent “Speaking Of Animation” podcast from early 2010. 4 Dreamworks animators discuss animating comedic scenes. I can’t recommend it enough.

Curiosity Killed the Cat

This short film is three shots long, and I was laughing by the second shot. Not much actual animation, but a great lesson in setting up a scene.

Curiosity Killed The Cat from Trunk Animation on Vimeo.

Norman Wisdom, Chaplin’s favorite clown

Norman Wisdom, star of British film comedy, died just last year, at 95 years old. The news releases all mentioned how Charlie Chaplin called him his favorite clown.

Here is a little introduction.

And here is the full length piece.

More Behind the Scenes of Ted.

Webster Colcord, the on set pre-viz supervisor for  “Ted”, pointed me to  some comparison video of Seth MacFarlane’s mocap acting, the rough application, and the final result.  I did the section from :30 to 1:14.

Here is a LINK to my earlier, longer post about Ted.

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