Friday, January 20, 2012

Mark Henn

Yesterday for an animation meeting,veteran animator Mark Henn, who supervised the animation on Jasmine, Mulan, Simba amongst others, outlined his process & workflow for us.  For examples of his planning phase, he passed around his original thumbnails for his shots in Aladdin's "A Whole New World" sequence!  Just dozens of little idea scribbles as a way to brainstorm through his scenes.  I remember specifically looking at these rough ideas he had for the way Aladdin tosses the apple towards Jasmine,  and how that translated to the final film. We watched the sequence with him after.  Pretty amazing.  We've all seen this sequence before, so I just watched him watching it.  That sounds weird but I kept wondering what must it be like to look back at what you've poured your heart and soul into almost 20 years ago, something that's gone on to become these worldwide, iconic moments.  He watched it like a proud dad.  I just remember thinking, Welp!  If I get fired tomorrow, at least I got to sit through this. 

1 comment:

  1. Why on Earth would you get fired Bobby? You're awesome! Go get e'm, do it do it Do It!