You can’t animate it if you can’t see it, clearly, in your mind’s eye.
I wanted to add the second quote as well. It's great when you find someone who thinks the same way (not that I'm putting myself at the same level though!), but who's actually able to explain and articulate his thoughts in a way that makes sense. :)
"... knowing in great detail who your character is and exactly why they’re doing what they’re doing, and I’d push and push for specificity and clarity in their intentions..."
Great post about planning and speeding up your workflow by Kevin Koch, a must-read. You should print out his post and always carry it with you. - found @ Wong Loon's blog - pic source
"A Moment in Time" behind the scenes - This almost wants me to get back to owning a Rift. Except that I can't draw, so it would be useless.
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