Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good Lookin' #3

Here are the next two shots in this sequence from Ralph Bakshi's "Hey Good Lookin'".

The animation here is pretty interesting.

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It's very loose and cartoony. It fits the characters' personalities.

Strike that -the animation develops the characters' personalities.

In the first shot, we have a funny, simple "take" by the father.

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Only four drawings required.

1. is the starting position
2. is an inbetween of 1 and 3
3. is the downward extreme
and
4. is an extreme the other way.  NO INBETWEEN

The pop between 3. and 4. is what makes it work.

There's no "settle" back to 1. here (which is often required in a "take") because Crazy fills frame.

We then cut 180 degrees to the Father's point of view.  Crazy's animation is, well, appropriate.

It's a 3 second shot, entirely on 2's (meaning 36 drawings).  Here are some of the key poses he goes through.


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36.


Before we get any sense of the character from dialogue, we figure that "Crazy" really is unhinged through his animation alone.

I don't know who is responsible for this animation, but it's goofy bizarre in a great way.

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