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Learning Anime Studio

By : Chad Troftgruben
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Learning Anime Studio

By: Chad Troftgruben

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Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Learning Anime Studio
About the Author
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Setting up shots effectively

While working with your characters and scenes, displaying the elements on screen in a particular way is just as important as any of the steps outlined in the point we are going to discuss. Composing shots well can really make the difference between an animation that looks amateurish and one that looks professional. When starting out, you may be more concerned about the story or learning the tools to pay too much attention to these details. However, it's something you will want to pick up quickly for the sake of your work.

Composing shots, like anything in animation, is something that will improve with practice and research. The following are a couple of tips for you when you set up your assets and camera positions:

  • First, watch your head room. One of the biggest offences seen in animated works (especially if the animator is new) is one that displays a close-up shot of a character, yet leaving ample head room that displays nothing of importance, as shown in the...