Ivan the Unbearable is shipped!
Observe the greatness of Eric Cookmeyer and Jack Kinman as they tape up the box of “Ivan” materials headed for its 12 week stint in Korea to be animated.
Adam Henry, creator of “Krunch and the Kid”, is busy putting the finishing touches on his work before all of the assets for “Krunch” get shipped in a similar big box. “I am working on poses for Krunch that aren’t already in the model pack, and getting ready to ship. But first–to the CHECKER!“.
When we get ready to ship a show to the studio that will animate it, we put together a big box of materials so that this studio will have exactly what they need to get the job done. Part of what is in that box is a model pack. The model pack includes a turnaround sheet detailing what the main characters will look like from front, back, and side angles. It also gives front and back angles for minor characters, key poses that the characters will strike in the cartoon, as well as a mouth chart for each character that demonstrates what they look like when they speak. Below is a rough mouth chart for the character of Yaki from “Yaki and Yumi” below.
In addition to drawing some extra character poses, Adam Henry was also awaiting feedback on his exposure sheets from the checker. As I explained in a previous blog entry, exposure sheets are the blue print that the animators use to animate the entire short. Before anything goes to them, a checker must make sure that all of the information on the sheets is timed properly, and that everything on those sheets is exactly how we want the finished product to look. Sometimes, a scene will be included on a storyboard but forgotten on the exposure sheets. A good checker will find those mistakes. No detail can slip through the cracks!
And speaking of details…
Jerry Beck couldn’t resist hanging some lovely pictures of Hornswiggle. “I makes me look like I’m working!”