So I got a job at DreamWorksI forgot to mention it here oops. It's a freelance storyboard job that'll last about 4-6 weeks give or take. I'll be working on the HTTYD3 and I'm very excited about that. I did a storyboard pitch just over a week ago there when I went back to CA for a bit (also forgot to mention here when I did but I did post the storyboards for it...) and felt it went pretty well though was pretty nervous. They called back a couple days after (I was expecting longer tbh) and said they'd want me on that team.So I got a job at DreamWorks by Bonka-chan
Last summer I actually was applying after an interview for the TV department as a storyboard revisionist but someone else got the job. At the time I wasn't too upset about that bc I wasn't in a good situation to do so and wanted to get back to CO asap. I told them I'd prefer a feature film position but it'd be a while till they were open again but I could wait. About a year went by and they contacted me again about the storyboard pitch and it's gotten me here now.
I'm pretty nervous abo
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA 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 joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-