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The Truth About Quadruped Locomotion

Join multi-award winning animator Felix Sputnik as he shares his secrets to animating four-legged critters in this easy-to-follow 10-minute tutorial

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Veteran animator Felix Sputnik (aka Michael Schlingmann) moved to the UK from Germany in 1990 where he now lives in a castle and raises chickens and bees while piling up an impressive array of animation and storyboard credits.

Sputnik's resume includes work on Space Jam, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Aardman's The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and Guy Ritchie's upcoming King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, as well as commercial projects for top London animation houses Blink, Studio AKA, and Nexus.

In his latest mini-tutorial, he shares his deep knowledge of movement and passion for the craft in a concise,10-minute guide to the finer points of creating convincing walk, trot and run cycles for your favorite four-legged friends.


Instructor/animator: Felix Sputnik

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