I'm directing a children animated show at this moment and as we get to do the animation we started compiling a series of samples to provide to the background illustrators. You would be surprised how many cinematography principles apply to backgrounds in cartoons.
Have a look at the following samples:
Especially the ones from "Bambi" and "Pinocchio." Such wonderful use of polls of lighting and logical lighting sources (the fire). Great to know that our lighting skills extend beyond live action filmmaking.
Thread: Great cinematography in cartoons
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12-08-2009 07:29 PM