Tutorial: Painting Hand-Draw Animation

Here’s the second installment of our “making of” tutorial series for “The Girl and the Fox.” Since I covered hand-drawn animation last week, it seemed logical to show the next step in the process: how we paint the finished animation. This step was typically handled by an entirely separate team from the animators, and is much more focused on quality of line than quality of motion. The video also shows the unique methods we used to get the “contourless” style seen throughout the film. It’s a very specific technique that’s custom-tailored to Adobe Flash, and works surprisingly well.

» Download the tutorial files right here

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Tutorial: Hand-Drawn Animation in Flash

So in an effort to promote the upcoming online release of “The Girl and the Fox” and provide some context as to how the film was made, we’ve launched our first “making-of” tutorial for “The Girl and the Fox.”  This one is all about our process for creating hand-drawn animation using Adobe Flash. It’s been over TWO YEARS since our last YouTube tutorial so I hope everyone waiting for some more Base14 secrets can now rest easy. Below you’ll find the link to download the Flash files (CS5 version). Enjoy!

» Download the tutorial files right here

‘Girl and the Fox’ Premieres Online June 4th!

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! The online premiere of “The Girl and the Fox” has been set for June 4th, 2012. Look for it on Vimeo and YouTube.

A lot is going into preparations for the online premiere. The entire film is being remastered in 32-bit color, animating and compositing are getting some touch-ups, and an entirely new musical score has been written just for this version! We’ll also be releasing some “Behind the Scenes” tutorials on YouTube to give fans a better idea of how the film was made.

So mark your calendars! It’s going to be an exciting month!