Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | 1 comment

I've been wanting to post a work in progress video of some of my shots of Frozen. This is the first one I wanted to post and it shows the process that I go through on a shot like this. I use 2d animated rough tests a lot in my workflow , specially for a broad cartoony shot like this one. I wanted also to show how the 2d sketch translates into the CG character , and the fact that I don't copy 100% the 2d into the CG , I just use it as a reference and starting point. Later, I hide it and concentrate on polishing and refining the CG animation. 
I hope you enjoy it!

I would like to credit the talented people responsible for making this shot look the way it does in the final movie:

  • Voice acting of Kristoff: Jonathan Groff
  • Story Boards: Fawn Veerasunthorn
  • Animation supervisor : Lino Disalvo
  • Sven's rig: David Suroviec
  • Kristoff's rig: Nicklas Puetz
  • Tech Anim :Corey Bolwyn
  • FX: Mike Navarro
  • Lighting: Benjamin Huang
  • Music Score composer: Christophe Beck

And of course, I want to thank the amazing Mitja Rabar for his role as Sven during the live action reference !!