Category Archives for Animation

Stop Observing and Start Practicing: 4 Ways to Level Up Your Animation Skills

Are you a learning junkie? I know I am. I could fill half my schedule with learning new tools and techniques in animation. A few years back, I enrolled in animation bootcamp with School of Motion. This was a huge eye opener for me.  I realized I only need a computer, after effects and good internet […]

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How Contrast Will Improve Your Animation

I’m in the thick of a 6 week  Animation Bootcamp that is all about characters. I am getting so much value out of this course, it’s ridiculous. If you are a motion designer, at any level, and wondering if character animation will help your work, the answer is yes, yes and definitely YES. For me, […]

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Animation Practice – Brick Falling off shelf

Exercise #3 from 51 Animation Exercises list. I’m slowly working my way through this big long list. Today, I tackle the heavy brick falling from the shelf and share what I’ve learned from this exercise.

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Animation Practice – Head Turn

Exercise number 4 and 5 of the 51 Animation Exercises is the classic head turn. I’m glad I’m getting into more character animation now. Check out what I learned from this exercise, it might help you if you are also working through these exercises.

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Animation vs Live Action – Which Decision is Best for your Video Marketing Strategy?

I field this question often in the early stages of helping businesses explain their products or services. Both live action and animation offer engaging, effective storytelling – so here are some factors to consider when making a decision.

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IPStudios turns 3 years old! The Ups, the Downs and what’s next

Image Propeller Studios turned 3 years old! Read about the ups and downs of our growth and also where we are headed next.

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2013 FITC WOMEN’S INITIATIVE ENTRY

I was thrilled to learn last week that FITC Toronto was holding a contest for women to win tickets for the conference. The idea is to be creative about telling why you would like to attend FITC 2013. Of course, since that time, I’ve been feverishly working on my video entry in between client work. Now today is the deadline and here it is!

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Animation Practice – The Bouncing Ball

Over the past year I’ve been putting extra effort into my animation skills. I am incredibly rusty from spending years in a career which has taken me far from the world of animation I want to be a part. In an effort to redirect my course, I am taking deliberate steps towards practising my craft and putting the “doing” of animation into my calendar, as opposed to the thinking, reading and ‘wishing’ to get better at animation. I thought it might be helpful for others who may be in the same boat, to

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How Much Does Animated Video Cost?

So, you’ve decided that an animated explainer video is the best way to explain your new product or service. These short, fun and super engaging videos are an excellent way to share your story and get your audience interested. But your first logical question is, how much is this video going to cost?

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