Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Nut Job

 I just finished up animating on The Nut Job. It was a great film to work on. There's a good variety of character personalities and the designs are very appealing.  Nearly every shot had potential for interesting acting choices and/or good physical challenges. 
For anyone wondering whether small studios or big studios are for them, consider this. At Duncan Studio where there were about 15 of us animators.  We got to work on a lot of different shots in a short period of time.  I have about 90 seconds of 'reel-worthy' animation from this job in 3 months.  When I worked at Sony Imageworks for about 9 months, there were roughly 50-100 of us animators (depending on the film) and I have about 15 seconds of 'reel-worthy' animation to show for it.  There are a lot of factors that go into this, and neither way is right or wrong.  Both jobs were great experiences and both had equally talented animators, supervisors, and leads.  There are advantages/disadvantages, but in my opinion, if you want to get better faster, consider the smaller studio.
The film is scheduled to be in theaters January 17, 2014.

1 comment:

The Ivanator said...

appropriate title for the kind of working experience either for the big studio or small. cannot wait to see it in the theatre!