Welcome Animators or wannabe-animators!


I decided to create this free collection of Lessons, Tutorials and Tips about this AMAZING job, based on what I’ve learned in my career and experience as character animator! 😉
I’ve been working in the Animation Industry since 10 years and before that…3 years of Animation School! I really, really, REALLY love my job, I really do… I love animation and I like to share my passion (and why not? My knowledgments) with other people!
For any questions, topics that you would like to talk about, you can contact me!
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About Me


My name is Chiara Porri, I’m Italian and I came from a lovely small town on the sea in Tuscany!

I always had a natural needs to pour out my creativity, I started with drawings, comics, paintings and much more…!  After the High School I attended an Animation Course in Turin, Italy (for 3 amazing years) and from that moment…I never stopped. 🙂
As Character Animator I worked for Tv Series, Movies and Videogames. Here you can find a link to my Vimeo Channel so that you can have an idea of my job as Animator: Chiara – Vimeo Channel

At the moment I’m working as freelance animator and I will try to find the time to add always new contents on this blog 😉

In my spare time I create tv series pitch, short movies, animation tests, ….this blog…, concepts for videogames, comics, I sew handmade puppets, I love cooking,  long walks in the parks and…I love to play with my American Staffordshire Terrier…Evy!evy01

Rigs SHOWCASE #1 – “Lee” by Squiggly Rigs


Rigs Showcase #1 – I’d like to present “LEE”, a new cartoon style character RIG created by SquigglyRigs

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+20.000 subs!!!


The youtube channel reached the +20.000 subs!!😊THANKS! I would just want to be able to post more videos even if the time is never enough 😣😣😅 #animation #beananimator #iwanttobeananimator #tutorial #lesson #youtube #channel #mentoring #animationforbeginner #learnanimation

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY!#9


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “It was all started by a mouse!” – Walt Disney… https://youtu.be/42GSQfRh–4
#animation #beananimator #animators #quote #oftheday #waltdisney #animationquotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #fortunecookie #animationcookies

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #8


One of my favorite quote😍⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “You’re not supposed to animate drawings. You’re supposed to animate FEELINGS!” – Ollie Johnston…
#animation #beananimator #animators #quote #oftheday #olliejohnston #animationquotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #fortunecookie #animationcookies

Welcome to Deena (Dee) #01 


So… here the polls (sum) result 😊DEENA (DEE)! Now it’s time to give some work to do to the rigger so that we can see her finally comes alive!😁 #animation #beananimator #character #model #rig #deena #dee

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #7


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Well, luckily with animation, fantasy is your friend!” – Steven Spielberg…
#animation #beananimator #animators #quote #oftheday #stevenspielberg #animationquotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #fortunecookie #animationcookies

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #6


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “I always felt a little bit like a little kid that’s never grown up in the world of adults!” – John Lasseter…
#animation #beananimator #animators #quote #oftheday #johnlasseter #animationquotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #fortunecookie #animationcookies

Time to choose a NAME! 


I want to thank two awesome artists: Filippo Foglietti for the 2D concept and Sofia Gariazzo for the 3D model (https://www.artstation.com/sofiagariazzo)! It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we will create other stuff together! 😃NOW It’s time to give her a NAME!!! I need help and fantasy FROM ANYONE 😛❗️Just one directive: must starts with the letter “D”! I add a progression collection of pics from concept to 3D model to inspire you! 😊Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

#animation #beananimator #name #suggestions #character #concept #model

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #05


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Animation means to invoke life, not to imitate it!” – Chuck Jones…⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Animation means to invoke life, not to imitate it!” – Chuck Jones…


#animation #beananimator #animators #quote #oftheday #chuckjones #animationquotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #quoteoftheday #fortunecookie #animationcookies

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY!#04


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “Animation can explain wherever the mind of a man can conceive!” – Walt Disney…
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ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #03


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! “What’s more important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed!” – Ralph Bakshi…
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ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #02


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! 

“Believe in your character. Animate with sincerity!” – Glen Keane

ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #01


⚫️ANIMATORS FORTUNE COOKIES QUOTE OF THE DAY! #01

“It’s kind of fun to do THE IMPOSSIBLE!” – Walt Disney…

Model Update!


🌵Little update of the model!Still missing some little details but most of the job is done! Now’s the time to give her a skeleton 😛 #animation #character #rig #model #beananimator

Animators Cookies Contest!


OK…we are not bakers…we are ANIMATORS, but…any “pretext” is good for pour out the fantasy and the creativity … 😛

This is a team job (me and my workmate Giordana) for the COOKIES CONTEST at our workplace (Maga Animation Studio ;))

THE ANIMATOR’S SURVIVAL COOKIES is our result 😛 (2 days of work, cookies baked one by one….great team spirit, hard work and a lot of fun :D)

Thanks to our helpers: Elio for the digital support, Ema for suggested the name for the cookies, NERD enough :D…and Gio’s little kitchen girls! 😀

Model Update 


🥕Here a little update of the 3D model ☺️ (still in WIN but I already love it) 😍 thanks to Sofia Gariazzo that is working on that!! #animation #beananimator #model #character #cartoon 

New Rig in WIP


We are working on the new official Channel’s Rig 😊I want to use it for all the new videos (to avoid any copyright issues 😛) That’s why I’m waiting to create new lessons and tutorials videos! In the meantime I want to share with you a preview of the concept (right now a modeler is sculpting it)
Concept artist: Filippo Foglietti 
#animation #rig #concept #character #beananimator #animationforbeginners #learnanimation #iwanttobeananimator

Animation Corner 5 – CARTOON ANIMATION


– CARTOON ANIMATION by Preston Blair –

A new suggestion for your Animator’s Bookshelf, “Cartoon Animation” by Preston Blair!

Old Projects in the Drawer!


I would like to bring you on a little tour into some of my old personal projects, the projects that have been in my mind in the last years and that brought me here. What we are and our skills come from our passed experiences, no? So THIS (and my commissioned and productions experiences) is what allowed me to..imagine and then to create this channel… a lot of my knowledge come from this personal projects where I had to deal with a lot of different aspects… not just regarding the animation, but everything that comes FIRST and AFTER it! 😉

This projects start with my Puppets, handmade puppets created by me around the year…2007 😛

Something I was used to create for family and friends, but some years alter I met a special collogue during the production of a tv series in a studio in Italy, Emanuele Leoncilli (animator and game developer) and it was him, after seeing my puppets, to have the idea to make a short movie with them, as co-stars with an Emanuele’s character coming from a short movie made by him, Gianfri, a white bear.

The short movie title is “Felt in the Box”! We were both at the beginning of this job…we still had a lot of things to learn and…a short movie seemed us a good challenge!

“Felt in the Box” Art Book cover

The short movie production lasted for about a year, as I said before…we didn’t have all the necessary knowledge for all the aspects so…we made some errors like: rigs and the environments TOO HEAVY and hard to manage! We worked every night and weekend on the project (during the day we were working in a movie production in Rome) but after one year…we had to give up…the project became
unmanageable and impossible to finish…… what remains are: a Teaser, the Animatic (I can show some shots) and an Art Book

After the stop on the short movie we decided to make a tv series of it, something more easy and “lighter” xD

Here a little Making Off of the “home” production

“PUPPET HOUSE” a pre-school Animated Television Series, a world populated by colorful puppets!

We produced (as for the short movie, we made everything by ourselves, just the two of us)…

The Opening

The Graphic Bible (here some pics)


A Pilote Episode (plus the scripts for the first 10 episodes)… and 4 APPS for kids!

Here the Coloring Book Apps Spot

Besides a pretty large collection of gadgets and promotional stuff! 😛

We also participated to an Italian Festival to promote the series and look for producers but….nothing happened so… this remains another project in the drawer! 😛 But …who knows…

XMAS TIME


Hi guys!! I’m preparing new videos for the next year and a NEW CHARACTER RIG is in production (I already love her…<3) so… I wish to all of you a great and happy holiday!!!