Nathan of Project Peach is running a little experiment on the Peach Blog to investigate an idea for community involvement in the project. It's based on this tutorial on Pose to Pose animation by Keith Lango which you really should read if you haven't already.
So what's this community participation thing I mentioned?
Well, I've been toying with the idea of having people outside the core Peach team do some of the finishing for Peach's animation. The Peach team would do the block (like my mancandy animation), but then for some shots other people would take over for finishing. This would allow us to turn out more animation of a higher quality.
Please keep in mind that this is just an idea. Currently there are no plans to actually do this. I'm just toying with the idea.
This sounds like a seriously cool idea to mee. I only wonder how hard it would be to maintain a consistent 'feel' over the entire animation when so many different people are working on the details. What do you think?