HOW I BECAME AN ANIMATOR


CHUCK JONES

The person who inspired me to become an animator
I was in my seventh standard when this disease caught me.The disease is named as character animator.I saw a cartoon called looney tunes and that was it and at the end of the episode it would appear "Animated by CHUCK JONES" . I knew what i was going to become.
One day my class teacher asked everyone about their aim in life.Some said engineer,some doctors and the rest wanted to flow into the river of MBA.VIKAS SINGH thats me ,wanted to become a cartoon animator.The class teacher looked confused for a moment because he didnt even know about this disease.
I started researching on this disease.After 7yrs when i became a graduate in B.Com (hons) my parents sent me to mumbai because i found a course called MAYA which deals in 3d animation.BINGO!!!! I got what i wanted.
I was the luckiest guy in my class who pursued what he said.

Thanks to SIR CHUCK JONES for creating looney tunes.

The one who can tell a story through a drawing is an animator-VIKAS SINGH



MY 1ST ANIMATION DEMO REEL

video

beautiful example of hand drawn animation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APEIUMKCWzc

PLANNING IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE




These are sequence from the wall e half wake up scene and the vaccum cleaner chunk.These are thumbnails which could prove helpful to all the animators.These are important for the animators who do not find planning as an essential part.Everyone can see the output if the planning is brilliant.

WATCH THE POSES...UNBELEIVABLE!!!

Half-Pint Pygmy (1948)


Now here's a truly weird cartoon even by Tex Avery's standards. "Half-Pint Pygmy" (release date: 8/17/1948) is one of Avery's less known and rarely seen works, and it marks the fourth and final appearance of George and Junior.
These characters inspired by George and Lennie from John Steinbeck's depression-era novel "Of Mice and Men" have previously appeared in three very good and entertaining cartoons:

• Henpecked Hoboes (1946)

• Hound Hunters (1947)

• Red Hot Rangers (1947)


Then for some unknown reason, Avery decided to take away nearly all of George and Junior's specific traits. The relationship between characters in "Mice and Men" style has almost completely vanished. The voices were changed too. Most significantly, Irv Spence's excellent and very funny character design was scraped in favor of a new design by Louie Schmitt that depicts George and Junior as relatively bland and generic cartoon bears.

Tex Avery's best cartoons are brilliantly structured and constructed, but "Half-Pint Pygmy" plays almost as an abstract collection of random crazy gags that barely have a connection with each other. There's an odd and somewhat detached feeling about it that I don't have when watching any other Avery's MGM cartoon. However, there are many positive things to recommend about "Half-Pint Pygmy". The animation is top notch, with some especially nice and clear examples of anticipation (if there's interest, I'll post a more complete series of screenshots for some of these scenes). Also, many of the gags are very inventive, unusual and bizarre. In a way, this might be one of the ultimate chase cartoons.

Due to heavy racial stereotypes, this cartoon has been banned from TV for the last few decades, and it was also omitted from French Tex Avery DVD box set (together with "Uncle Tom's Cabana").

Here's a selection of screenshots, taken from "The Compleat Tex Avery" laserdisc box set:





























Does this fugitive from Wackyland look familiar to you? Yup, that's the bartender from "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".