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Khanh Pham
United States


Current Residence: Huntington Beach, CA
Operating System: Windows

These are the most common questions asked so I thought I'll answer it here


How to start animating?

    I only took one animation course but that barely touch the surface.  Best I can say is grab a book and video of "The Animator's Survival kit" by Richard Williams.   It describes in great detail about the animation process and many people praise this book.  Although the book is great, the rest is all practice. 

     What I find really helpful is doing quick gesture drawings.  Gesture drawings are rough sketches done in 5 minutes or less.  It helps drawing poses faster and prevents the pose from looking stiff.  A lot of people recommend the site as a virtual gesture model but I sometimes find the virtual model appear awkward and a real model is much better at capturing action.  Since I still find myself doing gesture drawing at posemaniacs, I think it's a good idea to do both posemaniacs and sketching from live models.  Taking several screenshots of action scenes from a video also helps.

    It's also a good idea to get training videos that gives a walkthrough of some computer programs.  I got a lot of help from the "Total Training" series where it gave me an overview of Photoshop and Flash.    There are tutorial videos of Toon Boom on its official site.

    I take a lot of inspiration from anime and I observe sakuga anime(high level animation). You can type sakuga anime on Youtube where the production is well done.  This is my current goal on what I want to achieve.


What program do you use?

I use Flash for rough animations because I find it's much easier to get ideas out faster.   Toon boom Animate Pro for line art, color, and effects.  Photoshop for concept and backgrounds.  Adobe Premiere for video editing.

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The-Pony-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your work!
Mole4444 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
I'm from Vietnam and you're really great <3 !~
Tsunami45 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014   Filmographer
Great work :iconchibiamericaplz:
elelitel1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
elelitel1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm glad you are still alive.
many have left.
KhanhCPham Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thanks.  If your talking about those rough animations.  I believe I got about 19/29 scene done.  You might see a massive animation submission in the future.
elelitel1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer

I`ll waite pal.
min-snakepop Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Artist
you're vietnamese ?
KhanhCPham Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Yes.  I am a Vietnamese born in America but I can only speak little Vietnamese because I am too Americanized.
IzzydaBomb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer

Would you check out this animation project myself and fellow da artist are working on

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