I can't describe how awesome it is to take an animated object and watch it come to life. Birds are flying! One of the things I've become fascinated with is creating ambience with atmospherics in animation. I'm taking a 'painterly' approach with my latest project Candle Dance. This is a tricky feat, considering it's all digital.
The trend in digital animation, at this time, is how 'realistic' we can make things. But in some ways that defeats the purpose of animation. If it's too real, then it's just imitating live action. Then, why not do live action? I don't want to take away what makes animation it's own creative medium. I'll be sharing some scene-shots next week. Pure fun.