...So while I was on Tangled I had the opportunity to pitch 3 short ideas based on parts of the movie. I was spending a few hours at home writing and drawing and came up with some ideas. I sat with directors Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, an the producer Roy Conly. It was a pretty cool and laid back meeting. At the end, the conclusion was if I came up with a good idea using Maximus that would be great. I started posting images on a board outside of my office and asked people to put up drawings that could possibly get some juices going....I guess we got pretty busy on Tangled so not much got posted.... These images were a part of an idea I threw around with fellow animator Patrick Osborne. Patrick did a few illustrations in Photoshop that looked great!
Oh well it was a good try. Funny thing... There is a Tangled short in production starring none other than...Maximus.
I have been working on this video for a while now. This slowed up a bit transitioning from Disney to Dreamworks, but I kept pushing forward. This is a 3hour video demonstration in 3 parts. I go through one of my workflows with a character animation shot. You can read more about the video by clicking the image and that will also take you to the store.
This can be a great resource if you are learning about animation, considering becoming one, or just curious about the process, "...from Planning to Polish..."could be something to interest you!