Character animation crash course eric goldberg

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A nice variant on the preceding is to go from a hold (or a moving hold) with no anticipation or cushion-out, and then cushion-in to the following pose. (I learned this one from Gerry Chiniquy, the great Yosemite Sam animator, on a "take" scene in Raggedy Ann & Andy!)

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Bear in mind that al l of the above "gap-working" is to be used sparingly, only when needed. If used constantly, your work wi ll klunk around jerkily and give your audience a headache. (Yes, I know, several of you reading this are going, "But that's what I want!")