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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 it awkward as 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 of 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 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.  Premiere for editing.

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elelitel1 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm glad you are still alive.
many have left.
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 5 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer

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

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

Please like the page
TheMAM Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Happy Birthday, you awesome animator. :D
RogueofSpoop Dec 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
Thanks.   Those icons feels so fluffy.
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