I met Jamaal Bradley during my tenure at Sony Pictures Television animation during season 2 of The Boondocks about 7 or so years ago. My memory is getting foggy as to how we had connected ( hopefully he can remind me). He invited me to visit him while he was animating some amazing bits of character work on Sony’s “Surfs Up.” We instantly hit it off and have become colleagues as well as friends ever since and he serves as a never-ending source of inspiration.
Here’s a Progession video he put together to give you an idea of the type of work that he puts in for his sequences. Note that Jamaal is an accomplished cartoonist and animator. He films himself first acting out the scenes. Then hand-draws his key animation using paper and pencil before he even sits at the keyboard.
One of the most talented brothers in the field. I hope to work with him in the near future! Monstrous skills!
Check out his REEL for CROODS here on his Animation Blog: http://www.jamaalbradley.com/2013/12/the-croods-animation-reel-2013.html
"I’ve got a whole stack of books in my cart. Most of them are advance copies. I know a place where they get thrown out."
“How many books have you read?”
“So why are you homeless?”
“I’ve tried to work a job a bunch of times. But then I get sad, and then I get high, and things fall apart.”
Charles Buxin has been posting some amazing photos of the Metal Hurlant offices from the early 80s. Here are a few candid shots of Moebius at work, and a follow up of the previous picture with Philippe Manœuvre.
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