Michael Amos shares his tale on following a passion for animation. From desperately searching for a means to animate, starting his own company, making the leap from 2d to 3d, and then landing a gig at Dreamworks – there is a huge wealth of advice. Pushing past your struggles with constant tenacity makes dreams real and Mike is proof.
Action Analysis and Mikes Blog are still full of super relevant info for animators. If you sift through all the older posts you can find extreme breakdowns of mouth shapes, shot progressions from student work, and focus on old school pencil tests. Dive in and get out.
What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
- The rewards of pushing past your struggles
- How to go from 2d to 3d
- The software hurdle
- Making Standout Animations
- How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Kung Fu Panda 3
- Animschool teaching
- Founding your own studio
Michael Amos’s Student Reel
The variety in this reel is highly uncommon even today. What can you take away from that? What will you animate to stand out?
Below unveils a bit of his process back then.
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