Camera Lens Choice!
These are some guides I did specifically for the Green Lantern Animated Series. I learned most of my knowledge of CG camera lenses while working on Clone Wars (with Maya). I could see the rules being different on a live action set.
Also, note that this indicates stylistic choices I wanted on Green Lantern. Tron Uprising, which I think is a beautiful looking show, tends to use a lot more wide angle lenses than we did, which is what gives it that extra “anime” look.
If you work in traditional animation, you probably don’t have to think much about lens choice - unless you work in anime, or Avatar the Last Airbender.
This easily applies to panel composition in comics, too!
A friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a “paragraph or two” (which I can’t do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. ”Like” or “fav” this so others will see it too. Thanks!
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and
“After the Show” - ADVENTURE TIME comic #2 preview!
Dudes, did you guys know the ADVENTURE TIME comic’s issue #2 comes out NEXT WEDNESDAY 3/14 OMIGOSH?! In it, Zac Gorman did a rad little strip featuring your favorite ladies, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum…but I’m giving you the animated version TODAY. FOR 0 DOLLARS. Just because I love you a whole lot.
Not only that, issue #2 features Lucy “Whatta Gal” Knisley writing and drawing our favorite vampire queen in her story “LaundroMarceline” AND more sick action from Ryan North+Braden Lamb+Shelli Paroline AND covers from art heartthrobs Emily Carroll and Becky Dreistadt!!!
AND THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND ISSUE! HOLY MACKEREL! Spread the word, loves, so we can keep making AT comics ALWAYS!
-Shannon, ADVENTURE TIME Editor, says “P.S. I Love You, but not in that Hilary Swank way”
Challenge Questions: Is this still a comic even though parts of it are animated? Why or why not? Does the limited animation add or detract from the narrative? How? Would your answer change if the animation were more elaborate or complex?