Ollie Johnson-CHECKLIST

Below is a great checklist when approaching a scene. Maybe it will help someone. I like to xerox #16 and have it in front of me as a reminder.
1. Can you visualize your plan of action ?
You can’t draw it if you can’t see it.

2. Do you know what the character is  thinking, how he feels ?
How are you going to show that he is thinking ?
His mood will affect how much you move him and the speed with which you do it.
Texture in timing.

3. If you have dialogue, study it carefully and keep in mind things mentioned above.

4.MOST IMPORTANT – are you looking for ENTERTAINMENT ?

5. Try to think personality on action scenes as well as close-up personality. Every drawing in the scene should show attitudes and
acting.

6. Know all about the sequence you are working on. Your scene has to fit into it.

7. Don’t start animating until you are sure the layout is right and your character fits into it.

8. Work for good silhouette with interesting design. A good test is to colour your drawing in solid.

9. Be sure your action is clear and that you are only doing one thing at a time. You can’t put it all in one scene.

10. Don’t forget squash and stretch.

11. Does your character have weight and balance – is it solid ?

12. Do some small thumbnails of your action and staging for a series of scenes.

13. Watch out for static drawings where everything is facing the same way. Look for rhythm-twists, check for parallels.

14. APPEAL

15. Teamwork

16. YOUR SCENES ARE THERE FOREVER.

– – – – – Ollie Johnson

~ by animationslider on March 30, 2012.

3 Responses to “Ollie Johnson-CHECKLIST”

  1. Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was once
    a entertainment account it. Glance complicated to more introduced agreeable from
    you! By the way, how can we keep up a correspondence?

  2. I pay a visit everyday a few websites and websites to
    read articles, however this website provides feature based posts.

  3. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.

    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog
    post or vice-versa? My site addresses a lot of the same
    subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you might be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: