Hey folks, Paul here for MOTION MONDAY! (Some new developments have kept Meg and myself from the blog lately, but we’re not gone for good!)

I often stress to students how contrasting fast and slow motion can make animation more dynamic. This post from last year emphasized how timing can make gravity more believable, but the principle isn’t limited to physics; as seen with the orbs above, contrasting speeds can add visual interest to animation regardless of whether it needs a sense of weight.

For anyone practicing animation, I hope you’ll keep this in mind–experiment with juxtaposing fast and slow motion to make your work more dynamic.

Thanks for looking!

You’re terrified of being alone. Anything you do now will be motivated by that fear. You have to stop worrying about finding love again. It will come when it comes. Get comfortable with being alone. It will empower you.
—  This is Where I Leave You (Jonathan Tropper)