6 February 2011

Batman Demonstrates Chen Style Tai Chi

Back in August we brought you John Leo’s very cool animation with Darth Vader doing Tai Chi.  Well, now he has gone one step forward and produced this excellent piece – Batman demonstrating Chen style Tai Chi.

This animation was key-framed by hand, based on a frame by frame study of a video tape provided by Master Shu Dong Li. After finishing the initial key-framing, John consulted with Sifu Justin Eggert for translation of the movement names from Chinese and to verify that the entire form was animated correctly (as the video tape showed only one perspective).

The form itself is a variation of New Frame Chen Style, developed by Master Li and used in his public demonstrations.

Again, a great piece of work.  Thanks, John!