About This Show
From Identity Visuals comes Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation. On each episode, animator Zac Dixon sits down with members of the animation community to discuss life, art, business and the creative process.
Animalators is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released every other Friday.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 26: John Schlemmer
John Schlemmer is a motion lead at Google in Mountain View, California. During the conversation, we talked about team dynamics between animators and developers, how to create the best possible user experiences through animation and the importance of finding the best solution not just the fastest. Links: Twitter- https://twitter.com/johnschlemmer Website- http://schlem.me/ Dribble- https://dribbble.com/johnschlemmer/ Highlights: -Motion Lead – Material Design at Google -Introducing motion design on Inbox by Gmail -UX design approach -Having consistent elements within transitions -UI development guide -Helping to know what to focus on in UI -Animation in long spits vs. short spits -The 12 Disney principles -Should animators code? -Challenges for animators looking to be a part of an interactive team -Finding the best solution, not just the fastest -Proving value to customers -Motion sometimes gets pushed into later versions -Show effectiveness of motion in design = best way to get work -The right movement can be key to helping users understand how to use or do something -Integrating animation from the planning stage on -15-20 frames long -Beta testing