Week Ten!

Week TEN. Where did that time go?

How do I speed up workflow

First of all try to identify what parts of the process are slowing you down the most. It’s easier to work on it if you analyze it well.

Maybe it’s too obvious but keyboard shortcuts make really a HUGE difference. I’m using my software for a few years already and I’m still discovering new shortcuts that are significantly improving my workflow. Don’t get yourself limited with defaults only. Get creative in invention of your own shortcuts because your workflow is perfectly unique.

Also try to find out which of your activities have a repetitive character. Creating various templates, presets and actions can give you some bonus time.

Maybe you could also change your digital work environment to better suit your needs by playing with a windows/tools screen layout for a while or getting a second display.

Concentration affects your workflow A LOT in both directions. Think about what helps you to get concentrated and what distracts you when you work.

Anyway being ‘forced’ to be creative ASAP is often struggle for me to…

Don’t forget to enjoy it. Be a ninja!

Not specific to animation but good advice.

Lip Sync

Lip Sync is the process of matching up the audio sound track of a character talking or singing to the drawings. This is done by “breaking down the track” using an editing software such as Adobe Premier and writing the sounds onto a set of exposure sheets. The exposure sheets are set up so that each frame of film is represented by a line into which the sound being made can be written. These sounds can then correspond to specific drawings that represent the mouth positions.

The following is a list of things that need to be considered while animating lip sync.

Some nice lip sync info.

The creative funnel

A nice infographic of the creative funnel. You’ll notice that “Action” (ie: animation) is very small. Planning is key! Also a nice blog.

The creative funnel