I was watching this short clip regarding the making of Disney’s new movie ‘Tangled’ and one thing in particular caught my attention:
“An animator here at Disney will produce anywhere from 2 to 5 seconds of animation… per week(!)”
- Byron Howard, Walt Disney Animation Studios
It gives an interesting perspective of how much effort and energy is put into the making of one of these pieces of art
Just for fun… lets put some maths to this
If one week is 40 hours and the animator is animating 5 seconds and each second is 24 frames, then:
(24 fame per second * 5 seconds) / 40 hours = 3 frames per hour
In other words the animator is spending an average of 20 minutes on each frame to get it right!
Check out the clip for yourself.