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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
CGI: TOO MUCH METHOD, TOO MUCH MADNESS
In animation, an "antic" (short for "anticipation") is a term for when a
character moves back in anticipation to moving forward. Meant to convey
weight. Used in most broad actions. Animator Mike Kazaleh used it to
point out exactly one of the things that is WRONG about Hollywood CGI:
Not EVERY action begins with an "antic". One may be able to do without
them when a character lifts his head, delivers a line of dialogue, or
blinks. The CGI films use a wind up-and-pitch "antic" to begin every
action, giving them the overly smooth, rubber ball quality always seen.
"The Idol of the Airlanes", Jan Garber, brings us "On the Wrong Side of the Fence".