May 16, 2014

Animation Workshop Unveils Their "Short Shorts"

The Denmark based Animation Workshop just unveiled a really nice batch of shorts created by first year animators and CG artists over the course of 4 weeks, and I really enjoyed learning about the structure they employed for the exercises.

Each team was assigned a quote, mood/emotion, random element and style guides to base the film on as well as a specific target audience. In this case the target audience was set at a short that would be suitable for kids ages 4-6, and I think all 8 animated shorts produced did an awesome job hitting that. Challenging students to hit age groups outside of their comfort zone is a fantastic idea, allowing them to develop a breadth of styles they normally wouldn't pursue on their own.  other equally awesome animated shorts for you guys to check out after the break.

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