Saturday, June 11, 2011

Jason Lynch Notes

Some notes from Jason Lynch's talk the other day:

-Plan stop motion in 2d first

-"Guerilla" techniques are always a good way to start up your own studio

-Be proactive and always ASK QUESTIONS... (ie Jason's foot-in-the-door at Aardman got him the opportunity to work on Creature Comforts and Wallace and Gromit).

-Always think of your character's background - how they would react to certain situations they are placed in, past history etc. Character responses need to be well-designed and extensively thought through.

-Keep the story to the point.

-Don't be too precious about murdering your babies

-Think about the micro-story. Jason mentioned The Iron Giant's bolted jaw and the fact that there was a reason for it, which the viewer discovers towards the end.

And that's it... Hope this helps anyone who forgot their notebooks :)

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