Today we’re lucky to have Founder and CEO of Kumata Studio, Daryl Wilson to share about “How to be A Creative Animator – Not Just Being Productive” 🙂
We had lots of audience today!
Kumata Studio founded in 2006. Reaching the 10th years, it has done many works including animation services, web development and graphic design. It has also won lots of awards.
One of Kumata Studio animation products is Miles and Stone, a story about a tapir and a mongoose, that are local animals living in a rain forest in Sumatra. Miles and Stone are working as delivery men.
Kumata also has Biggy Buddy 🙂
Galli Leo Lei 🙂
And this interesting story about local ghosts: The Demits 😀
Si Juki is also a very successful product. Si Juki is a sequel of short animation posted on social media.
Now, the tips and trick to be a creative animator
What is animation?
Animation is picture, sequence, time, movements, lots of pictures, story, cartoon.
So animation is illusion
The creative process of making animation is finding problem, doing research, brainstorming, filtering, production and evaluation.
Understand the problem comprehensively. Make notes. Ask questions. Don’t be selfish and make assumptions. Make confirmation. Seek for confirmation.
Do research. Collect and make list of references. Use the best references. You should know when to stop researching and start to work.
In brainstorming process, squeeze out your best ideas. Challenge the initial idea. Ask for opinions and be open for critics. Remember the problem/targets.
How to filter ideas? How to filter the best from the best? Complicated is not always good. Simplicity is not always a sign of laziness.
Production time! Time to animate! Manage time according to your capacity to be able to delivery the work that comply with target, on time.
Evaluation process is to evaluate the result. Find out things that work and which one don’t.
The good new is that Kumata Studio is hiring! It is offering internship too 🙂
Daryl Wilson is also the Chief of Ainaki, an association for animation and creative industry in Indonesia.
The target member of Ainaki:
Visit http://www.ainaki.or.id for further information.
And this is us! As happy as always! 🙂