Welcome to my world of weird animating. So this is one of my favorite shots not only because of it’s quality but also because for me it was the first time directing a subtle acting and for Lena it was the first time when she was animating a subtle acting. So we were carefully managing all his fingers and eyeballs movements as precisely as his thoughts. In the most of cases animation in this film was done direct-in-color, but into complicated shots it was painted over tie-down. So the first stage was silly painted key-poses, then after several takes a rough animation by Lena was incredibly-well done. After that I was drawing clean key-poses over it and Lena was tying-it-down and cleaning-up.
Oh thank you mighty Lena for this great time and for the all the inspiration you gave to me with your hard work! (it’s a secret but now she is working on something really mad-looking)
You can check her demoreel here. And if you haven’t seen my film it is still there.