Meet Daryl D. Pyle. Daryl is one of the animators who will be bringing Handycat to life. Daryl is working out of our studio and has animated on just about everything we’ve produced over the past few years. Daryl’s wanted to be an animator ever since he was in Pampers, and first came to work at our studio in 1995. He started in the Ink & Paint Dept as a photo copier and cel painter. (Anyone remember cels?) He then moved over to the Camera Dept and operated the Richardson RB300 Animation Stand throughout a couple of productions. (I’ll post a picture of the Richardson sometime – right now it’s buried under empty Dell Computer boxes.) Next he evolved into an Assistant Animator and then about eight years ago - an Animator. This marks Daryl’s first venture into Flash Animation, and he says he’s loving it!
Daryl will be animating a large portion of the scenes traditionally and then importing the art into Flash to be completed.
The link below is a short scene Daryl animated of Drillbit doing a backflip!
It’s fun walking down the hall and seeing the characters start to move!
More clips and background art styles coming soon!
~ Russ Harris