Animation – Beauty and the Beast – Subtlety in Animation
Often young animators get caught up in how they’re moving their characters rather than why. Sometimes our characters need to move very little to convey a thought or an emotion. Here is a shot of mine from 1991’s Beauty and the Beast where I go over my thought process on holding back movement.
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Aaron Blaise is an animation feature film director and wildlife artist.
For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan” and more.
In 2003 he was co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
After “Brother Bear” he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the “The Bear and the Hare” an advertisement loved by millions around the world. (https://vimeo.com/78740926)
Aaron currently is working on his mission to bring affordable art education and animation training to the world through his website: https://CreatureArtTeacher.com/?src=yt
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