Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kevin Koch on Animation -- James Baxter

Kevin writes about tyro animator James Baxter's work on the last DWA hand-drawn feature:

While we’re on the subject of James Baxter (and if you’re not listening to Clay Kaytis’s first podcast with James, go do it now), I found a beat up old video tape with some early animation tests for Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas that James did. He did a test each for Sinbad, Marina, and Proteus. I’ve done a quick and dirty digital transfer, which retains some of the quirks of the video/pencil-test machine interface, but they’re still watchable enough ...

(Click the link up top for the full post ... and the pencil tests.)

JB's studio created the dazzling animated sequences that bookend Enchanted. He's a guy in demand, for obvious reasons ...


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