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Today I learned that normal people DON'T live with a constant stream of cinematic anime ass light flares.
I've had astigmatism my whole life and this is blowing my mind. That image to the left is simply how lights look to me all the time. It's making me wonder how it affects artists, especially FX animators! I bet you can tell who has astigmatism based on how they draw lights!
For instance, the classic Sailor Moon transformation sequence? I bet whoever animated this had astigmatism.
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Happy #InternationalBeerDay! Here's a quick thread on notable beers in animation! Here's Misato downing a Yebisu in Evangelion! This shot really conveys the joy of downing a cold one and the end of a long day!
Yebisu (#ヱビス) is a real beer and actually one of the oldest brands in Japan. In fact it's so old that the first letter in it's name (ヱ) is no longer in use in modern written Japanese!
When Evangelion first aired the TV network did not want to give free endorsement to Yebisu, so the brand was actually changed to "Yebichu" as a reference to Oruchuban Ebichu, a hilarious adult oriented comic about a hamster which Gainax would adapt into a TV show years later!
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Alright, let's take a closer look at some of these pencil tests from Akira! Look at this amazing tracking shot! That tunnel! I bet a lot of folks assume this was 3D CGI but NOPE. It was hand drawn!
#Akira #Akira30 #アキラ #PencilTest #2DAnimation #Sakuga
This is such a complex shot. Everything is in motion and shifting in proper perspective so dynamically. The sense of speed and movement are incredible. This isn't a dry technical exercise either. Every frame is full of VITALITY!
#Akira #Akira30 #アキラ
Look at those exquisitely drawn speed lines in the pencil test that didn't even make it into the final film! They probably would have drawn too much attention to themselves if they were inked, but you can still FEEL them in the finished shot!
#Akira #Akira30 #アキラ
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