Animator Ere Santos has written a Twitter thread in which he recounts a “terrifying request” during the production of Dreamworks Animation’s Spirit Untamed: animate a horse spinning around and trotting backwards, while having a human twirl on the horse’s back.
To add to that pressure, there were four additional characters in the shot, all of whom would be interacting with each other.
(1//10) I've been getting a lot of questions about my process for animating this shot from #spirituntamed. I would say this one definitely made me lose a lot of confidence at first, but gain twice as much in the end.. Here's a thread! pic.twitter.com/zqrNagVKIG
— Ere Santos (@ereoflight) January 16, 2022