Animation has always captured my interest. It’s not the most practical topic in the world; I wish my brain would wander to something like algorithms or data structures, but visual stories draw me in.
All kinds of films interest me, whether they are fictional or real, stop-motion or digital, Japanese or American. My favorite studios are Lycra, Ghibli, and Pixar. I even have particular animators whom I admire such as Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter.
When I got older, the time I had for watching films dwindle, but the time I spent creating stories grew. I learned how to tell stories that engage audiences, share important lessons, and cultivate empathy.
The following are a few videos, books and courses I found interesting if you're curious to learn more.
The making of a stop motion animation film.Wallace and Gromit, many people’s first stop motion animation film, Lycra still uses stop motion animation to create their films. You get to see how 3D printing has improved the animation industry and what it looks like to picture out a movie frame by frame.
The creation of Pixar and the reinvigoration of Disney animation
the screenwriter’s bible
The making of one of the most engaging video stories ever put into video gaming.
The woman to solo-direct a major hollywood animated feature
A blend of physical models, live-action, and digital tools
Not exactly the “making of” animation but they are some animated films that not many people know about.
From when I first got into sketching at 14.
I use story structure to frame customer journeys and motivate development teams.