Sunday, October 17, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon: The Legend of the Boneknapper

Back in April I worked at Ken Duncan's studio on the Lengend of the Boneknapper for the How to Train Your Dragon DVD. It was a very intense and fast project, but fun too! Got to work with a lot of old friends, and make some new ones as well. The short's, at least the 2D parts, were really fast paced and didn't allow for a lot of longer acting shots so most of what you'll see here are pretty quick shots (plus it's not every single shot I did). Ken and Sandro (our awesome animation supervisor) were really cool to give me what is probably the longest shot in the short (the shot directly below). I have to say too I was very impressed with the clean-up crew on this project! I have worked on films where, for whatever reason, you have no contact with clean-up folk and sometimes the results are less than desireable. On this project they sought the animators out to run stuff by us which I was found amazing, and I truly feel like my work actually ended up on screen. It's the way it should be but hardly ever is anymore.

We are all about to go back to start animating a 21 minute short film (ALL 2D) for the Kung Fu Panda 2 DVD. I am really looking forward to this one!

39 comments:

Adam said...

Super Awesome! These are going to be part of the DVD release, right? I ordered mine on Amazon, expecting it within the next couple days. Can't wait!! :D

chromasketch said...

awesome stuff!

Daniel said...

It looks so much better like this.

Amir Al-Zubi said...

-B-
Amazing stuff, Matt! Glad to see new things from you! As always, very inspirational!

Betsy Bauer said...

Wow... Thanks so much for posting these! The animation on the short was beautiful, and it's always awesome to see pencil tests!

Bill Breneisen said...

Wow! These are fun. It's cool to see how you guys handled the characters in 2D!

Pete said...

Thats awesome Matt! You get to work on great projects! Nice one! Pete

Trent Correy said...

Awesome Matt,this and the kung fu panda one sound like they are awesome projects. Thanks fo posting these!!

Matt Williames said...

Adam: Thanks man! Yep, all on the extra DVD!

Chroma: Thank you!

Daniel! Thanks man, I appreciate that!

Amir: Thank you. This really isn't anything I'd put on my reel, but it's fun to show it anyway.

Betsy: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed them!

Bill: Yeah, it was interesting. The character designer, BEN BALISTRERI, did a nice rendition of the characters, It was nice to animate something people would identify as "graphic" and make it look dimensional without losing the graphic appeal.

Pete and Trent: Thanks guys! Yeah, Ken and Sandro were very cool to have me on the project. It's always good to work with people who are vastly superior to you :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the info.that is interesting.

Tony said...

Wahooooooo! Icredible stuff!

Al Hasnawi said...

I love your work, its great !

Aaron Ludwig said...

Loved the animation in this short-- thought it blew away the CG stuff, IMHO. Thanks so much for sharing!

matthiusmonkey said...

O.O wow tis beautiful, cant wait till it comes out :D

Ben Balistreri said...

GENIOUS!!! I wish they included a full version of the flashbacks with all these awesome pencil tests on the DVD! Beautiful work Matt!

David Badgerow said...

Your work made this thing look awesome, man. Your shot of Gobber peering around and then looking at his broom-hand is probably my favorite shot in the whole 2D short, glad I got to work on this beast, keep up the incredible work.

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Anonymous said...

Very nice animation throughout your blog. I had to give up the pencil a while back for digital animation, so to see 2D still being done is a good thing. Very inspirational stuff! Thank you for posting.

Ebba Edenström said...

oh man i just few weeks ago bought the httyd dvd and saw it with some from my animation class, boy did we all love that extra 2d animation, it was brilliant!
and i just love seeing pencil tests, so inspiring!

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