Saturday, May 28, 2011

Methodical Study







My pal Jojo is a young whippersnapper who is constantly improving his skills.
I suggested he study some Tom and Jerry animation and copy some of the basic actions.
I have noticed over the past few years that students who study and even copy old animation do not in turn always apply what they studied to their own work.
So I suggested to Jojo to animate another character doing the same action as a Tom and Jerry action so that he would understand the principle behind the specific action.

In this case Tom is doing a simple small take.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4NRjuW2KcY&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

13 comments:

Damiano D said...

Wow, that was pretty neat! I checked some of the other videos and they look great too! I'm drawing a lot from the Preston Blair books myself and haven't had a real chance to apply them to my own creations. I don't think I'm ready yet.

Mostly because I don't think I'm "ready" yet. Although if you could look at some of the work I'm doing, would make my year John!

Here is a link to my blog.

John Rouse said...

Is Jerry horking down Tom's banana, there?

Steven M. said...

Pretty nice there.

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Amir Avni said...

Awesome work JoJo!

zmerrill said...

Very interesting idea method of studying animation!

Molly said...

John -

This is so absolutely ridiculous, I thought you'd get a kick out of it: http://www.cartoonbrew.com/bad-ideas/tom-jerry-live.html

Thiago Levy said...

@ MOLLY - Thanks for making my day, that is ridiculous alright! Jojo nice youtube page.

Vincent Waller said...

Damn good idea!

David Germain said...

That's a good idea. I should do more of that.

alligatorcrawl said...

This is the best way to learn from the classics!
John/JoJo, PLEASE tell me how you take a screen shot from a dvd...I would love to be able to break down my favourite animated scenes and analyse them...
Cheers,
Mic

paul said...

That was inspiring John, but let me ask you somethin'...

What are your thoughts on these books as follows and I quote:

1) any animation book by Tony White

2) the Character Animation Crash Course ( it gets into specific detail on animating to music)
[http://www.amazon.com/Character-Animation-Crash-Course-Goldberg/dp/1879505975]

paul said...

[ color=blue ]Hello World [ /color ]