Like everyone else, the members of troop 115 have been Isolating at home because of the Coronavirus. That doesn’t mean that we can’t show scout spirit. The troop continues regular meetings with Zoom and we’ve been investigating merit badges that can be done with some online instruction.
Most recently, Our troop has been working on the Animation Merit Badge. We’re having some serious fun, watching and learning about cartoons, animation techniques, and careers in animation.
Last week, we met a professional animator with a funny name. Jonathan Lyons (not our scoutmaster, but the same name) has been a professional animator since 1985. He’s worked on feature films, tv commercials, and video games. He’s also the author of Comedy for Animators.
Mr Lyons told our troop about his experiences working in professional animation. He shared some stories related to projects that he’s worked on and how NBA players get scanned and put into video games.
Samples of Mr. Lyons work can be seen on his website Stupix Animation. Here’s an example of Mr Lyons work. You can see more when you visit his website.