Sunday, 7 June 2015

How Did Disney Animators on Frozen Approach Their Shots?

Watch Disney's smash hit animated film Frozen and you will find some first class acting, beautiful work which arguably takes the medium to a whole new level of sophistication and skill. But how do animators achieve such great acting? The answer of course is just the same as it would have been at the Disney studio 70 or 80 years ago: if you want great acting, study great actors. Below is an excellent shot progression showing how animators on Frozen used live actiion reference to bring their shots to life.

All animators start with a blank screen, and as professional artists we need methods that we can rely on to produce work we can be proud of, every time. Using live action reference for your shots is a way to achieve success with a minimum of pain.

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