Chuck Jones Wisdom

Some knowledge I picked up from this 1975 animation special issue of Film Comment magazine:

1. Weight=Believability

2. To show surprise, connect whites of the eyes OR raise one eye OR make one eye square.

3. Be mindful of primary and secondary action.

4. Explosions—take it to its furthest point in the first frame then diminish it in the following few frames. Can also be applied to minor, less violent actions. For example, if someone's punched in the jaw, the most extreme drawing is the first one.

5. Characters are the multiplications of our own foibles. All humor is based on that fact: the recognition in others, in a multiplied form, of something that we ourselves are capable of.

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