After spending many hours researching blogs on animation, i came to realize that out of the many i only returned to a few. Many of the blogs were about the individual artist which is great, the work at times was fascinating but it wasn’t really eye catching for me. The blogs that i preferred to look at would usually have a variety of work and different ideas that would make me think of what i could do myself.
In many cases they had video to view such as in http://onanimation.com/ which feature articles, reels, tutorials and much more but what i like the most were the videos. They have tons of videos and many of them show the behind the scenes animation of many popular movies, they also show trailers and just plain cool animations. I love to see what animators come up with and how ideas are endless plus its good to show me what is possible. For example, i really enjoyed the video on how the hulk in the avengers was created and all the work and detail they had to put into it.
http://www.animationblog.org/ is another blog i liked, unlike onanimation people are actually able to post comments and give feedback on the videos. In this blog the post are from around the world and their also broken down by the months they were posted. The person who post them can write about them sort of how I’m doing with my blog here and then the feed back from people makes it more interactive.
I think the best reason i like both blogs is because I’m able to see animation videos that i would otherwise not be able to find. The fact that their all in one place makes it much easier for me to view and discover. The works they show are pretty cool and gives me sometime to try to aspire to.