5. Weird Science

Experiment with animation

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“I call my process Weird Science. It’s a mixture of creative rituals and experimentation. We fail a lot and sometimes we’re lucky. But if you’re doing it right and you’re paying attention you begin to learn your own weird science.”

—Rama Allen, Director, HBO’s True Blood title sequence

Perhaps more than any other film medium, animation provides a breeding ground for experimentation. Not only are your image-making options infinite, but the process allows for wild swings at the bat that perhaps no other medium provides. Experimentation is an essential step in getting the most out of the animated process ...

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