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Tips for Animation Teachers

Cintiq lightbox

Usually, teachers dole out tips to the students, but filmmaker Pat Smith, who’s been teaching at NYU in Singapore the past couple years, wrote a post on his blog to share teaching tips with other animation professors. His ideas are all smart and outside the box, but my favorite is this awesomely subversive suggestion:

Use the Cintiq as a traditional light box for drawn animation.
Oh the IRONY! You’re lucky to find any animation tables or light boxes at the technology happy modern university of today. Who needs a light table when you have Cintiqs! Just tape a plastic peg bar to the bottom, set your desktop to blank white (nice and bright!) and you’re in business! This also saves the school space and money;)