Frank Oz: In confidence - Full Interview (2013)

Nightingale and Canary

Matthieu Petit FX

ich Aucoin - Yelling In Sleep

Childhood - David OReilly

Lighting for Story and Concept Art Class Open For Registration

iAnimate Student Spotlight - Kentarou Niina 新名健太郎

Kentarou Niina 新名健太郎 was my student this past summer block in Feature Workshop 5 - Full Body Acting at iAnimate and he did a fantastic job on the shot above. Kentarou made a lasting impression on me in my WS5 class because he understood that re-recording reference will give you specifics to your acting.  Every time, I would ask if he could re-record just a small section of the shot above... he jumped on it, pluss-ed the acting and made it his own!  He also had a female friend create reference for him to get even more specific to how a female might act this assignment out.  Finally, what sets Kentarou apart was his attention to detail on fingers, facial and spacing.  All of these specific placements give his shots life and that is what we are all about as animators.

Check out Kentarou's work here!


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RIG REVIEW: ☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars - Body Mechanics Rigs by Joe Daniel

There are so many free rigs out there and everyone seems to just post them without actually trying or testing them.  I just tested these rigs myself and the Body Mechanics Rigs are an impressive collection for teaching, learning and basic body mechanics work.

The Body Mechanics Rigs by Joe Daniel have only one issue I can find... the default spine.  If you select all of the controls and try to rotate the default spine, the shape is broken.  My advice: turn on the FK spine and work from there and you can create appealing pleasing shapes. Quickly creating pleasing shapes is very important when teaching or just learning how to pose a CG character.

☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Stars - The Body Mechanics Rigs by Joe Daniel  I give this rigs 5 Stars because it is solidly built, appealing and the picker is a nice extra.  There is pricing for teachers, if interested contact

Get the Body Mechanics Rigs here

This rig gets the Redd the Clown stamp of approval!


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Jack is a strange character. He steals paintings from museums to eat them. He feeds himself with the artistic process of the painter. But one day, the museums are closed and he will have to paint by himself to survive…