Monday, September 11, 2006

Krakatoa - Carlo Vinci dancing

Just to put it in context, here is some of Carlo's "full-animation" from a 40s Terrytoon. He was using his broken-wrist/collapsing joints theories way back when. The Terrytoons directors always gave him the dance scenes and you can spot his style a mile away.
Carlo moves things as if he invented animation himself and had never seen anyone else's animation. He made up all his own rules. He doesn't use simple lines of action like the Disney animators did. Instead he uses zigzagged poses that to most animators would seem awkward.
I used to notice that about his Flintstone poses when I was a kid and I loved it. I learned early that the kind of stuff I liked most didn't fit a mold. It had to be skilled, but also needed to stand out and be a little "off" - like Carlo Vinci.

Carlo Vinci is one of the most original animators in history. I will show you some of his early 30s stuff soon. It's still recognizably him but a different and cuter drawing style.