Music has always played an important part in my life and I spent many years studying music and playing in bands. When I started animating five years ago I noticed a lot of similarities between them, most noticeably with Jazz. The counter-rhythms of Jazz and the ways that melodies clash or combine reminds me of the offsetting of limbs in the body or two characters within a scene working with/against each other.
I've just discovered the work of Michal Levy who did some wonderful 3D animations timed with Jazz music. Really really amazing and inspiring.
I found information about her at the Drawn! blog, another awesome site.
Cocoa Puffs pencil test by Mael Gourmelen
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