Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dailymation- Elephant

An elephant walking. this was done to work on hand drawn camera movement.
done in about 2 hours

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dailymation-The weight of the world

Another weight and mass exercise. One of the most important things I've learnt is the value of double takes- it adds so much to the character's believability when things dont go smooth and accurate

Done in about 3 hours

Monday, December 27, 2010

Dailymation- Kindergarden

Me and my youngest daughter, Noa, going back from the kindergarden
(in her usual "I'm too tired to walk" routine)
Done in about two and a half hours

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dailymation- Chola

My dog, Chola, typically jumping to sit on someone (or something)
When she was young, she could jump  6 feet in the air

Done in about two hours

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dailymation- Drunk

He's probably an ex wrestler or something, working as a bouncer in a club when he's not pissed drunk. The fun thing about animating this one is was I could just sort of let each pose call the shots on where the other few frames go. Classic strightahead

Done in about 2 hours

Monday, December 20, 2010

Maratoons- Chinese tale

I've been busy for the last 5 days with an Israeli animation competition called "Maratoon". We were given 5 days to create a 30 second to a minute of animation and use three elements given to us on the kickoff.
This year the elements were "a Tail" "a Gong" and "Extortion" (The word in hebrew also means rinsing).
I had some spare time on my hand so me and Uri Inks, my regular partner during college years decided to go at it for old times' sake.
It came very close to the way it was back then, especially the lack of sleep, but at the end of it all- for a 5 days' work Im quite pleased with the result.
Oh- one more thing- this movie is played via an Israel stream site, and this site hands out a small cash prize for crowd's choice- and that's based on viewing and  posting a grade
This link takes you to my page in the competition site. It's in hebrew, but on the bottom left are number 1-5- clicking on them rates the film (5 is highest). (Voting is till december 28th)
so if you want you can go over there and click. Share it with your friends! viewing counts too! (This is really low eh?)

****UPDATE- "Chinese Tale" won jury prize in "Maratoons 2010"******

Credits are important!
Director, animator and script- Yoni Goodman
Art Director- Uri Inks
Music and sound design- Uri Kalian

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dailymation- The cape

It's just not the same if the wind doesn't blow through your cape

Done in about an hour and a half

Downloadable Quicktime link (right click and save target as)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dailymation- Morning at the Goodmans'

My middle son Itamar on any regular morning (Or as he puts it- 'I'm not really going back to sleep- I'm dreaming with my eyes open'- as opposed to sitting up, which is 'just thinking')

took about 2 hours

Downloadable Quicktime link (right click and save target as)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dailymation- Double Bounce Barney

Originally he was supposed to be an old man, and move kind of slow and unconfident, but from the first drawing This guy just wanted to do a little double bounce dance, so I went with him

took about 2 hours


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dailymation- Fishy

Done in about 2 hours

The Gift regifted

Not dailymation this time- this is an animation project I finished and uploaded quite some time ago, with approval from the director (Ari Mark), but a few days later he asked me to temporarily remove it from the web so it won't hurt the film's distribution deals.
Well, now it's all behind him (he got the deal), and he gave the OK to reactivate the movie, so I'm taking the opportunity to re-release it on the blog.
This is an animation sagment from Ari Mark's short film, "The Gift" (2010). My part in it was about two and a half minutes of animation integrated in a live short film. It's a great film, about loss, and identity, and the ability to let go.

(A few credits)
Director- Ari Mark
Animation Director- Yoni Goodman
Animation- Yoni Goodman
                  Sefi Gayego
Design and visual effects- Yoni Goodman

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dailymation- Anat's Dance

My eldest daughter Anat (7.5) performs in a show they made today for the parents in her jazz dance course.
She's really good! :-) (and I'm being completely impartial here!)

done in about an hour

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dailymation- The Actor

Went to a play with my kids. It was noisy, and loud, and stupid, and they loved it(go figure).
The one good thing I found about it was the actor who played the bad guy. He had this great cartoony exaturated acting- really stretched his body to very strange extremes- it sort of looked like this.

Done in about an two hours

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I'm not much of a choreographer or a dancer for that matter, I sort of let the pose of the character lead to the next logical step and just go with the flow.
so If you're a professional dancer and this guy doesn't move right- don't blame me- this was all his doing!

done in about an hour and a half

Friday, December 3, 2010

Dailymation- Damn Cat!

 Dedicated to anyone who owns a cat and is within a proximity to a roof.
Done in about two hours

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dailymation- Stretch Limo

A real stretch limo. You've seen one, you've seen them all
(except maybe those weird Hummer limos)

done in about an hour and a half

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dailymation- Three cartwheels

This was done after watching my three kids do a cartwheel.
The first one is my eldest, Anat (7.5), the second is Itamar (5.5) and the last is Noa (3.5).
It was funny to watch because each one has a lot of his/her personality in this move- Anat goes very cautiously and seriously into it, Itamar just fearlessly throws himself in without overthinking consequences (and broken body parts) and Noa just has a big laugh out of the whole thing

Done in about an hour and a half

Monday, November 29, 2010

Dailymation- Bones VS. Rubberhose

a rough battle between the two techniques
Bones (more anatomical "realistic" animation) and rubberhose (a looser
cartoony approach to mass)

took around 2 hours

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dailymation- Old age

old woman getting to a chair
Thought i'd try something with a little more weight
took about an hour and a half

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dailymation- Death by bouncing balls!

Bouncing balls are fun- every animation student knows that
Killer bouncing balls are the best!

went a little long with this one- about 2 hours

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dailymation-fancy dress

Went for a classic fluffy disney dress this time-
Don't try this at home!

Done in about 1 hour

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dailymation- Metamorphosis part1

Just went for a smooth transition from one thing to the other, without too much planning of what comes next. it was great fun and rather quick to do
Done in less then 1 hour
comments are (always) welcome

Dailymation- Noa Battles the fridge

I was doing this after watching my youngest daughter Noa take a coke bottle out of the fridge. It was funny how she lets the door sort of take control of her body.

Done in about 2 hours.

Dailymation- Anat Judo

This is my daughter Anat in a judo practice.
done in about an hour.

Dailymation- Boxer

A boxer, this was a character I though of using for a short film I might or might not do one day.
done in about an hour
comment or thoughts are (always) appreciated

Dailymation- Anat on a ladder

This is after watching my eldest daugter Anat in a playground.
done in about one and a half hours.
comment or thoughts will be appreciated.

Dailymation- girl running

This one is just a girl running from something.
done in about an hour.
comment or thoughts will be appreciated.

Dailymation- getting a dryer on a boat

Another rough exercise in traditional animation, just to loosen the hand a bit and study the weights and motion.
This one is following a joke I had with Ari Folman regarding the best way to get my laundry dryer aboard his boat. (This was at a point we thought that for our next feature we might move to france and I suggested I could save money on shipping by taking my stuff on his boat
done in about an hour and a half.
comment or thoughts are (always) appreciated.

Dailymation- Itamar on a swing

this was done after watching and analysing how my son, Itamar, climbs a swing.
I never noticed before how his head almost touches the ground at some point. maybe it's just him. he has very strange ways of doing things.
done in one hour.
Comments are (always) welcome.

Dailymations- suit

I decided to do a daily rough exercise in traditional animation, just to loosen the hand a bit and study the
weights and motion.
this is the first one. I was inspired to do this after watching Milt Kahl's Roger from 101 Dalmation
(­), although the acting is, of course, quite different.
done in one hour.
comment or thoughts will be appreciated.