Straight ahead, pose to pose, and a combination of the two. Those are your choices. But are they really? Certainly we have all been under time constraints where one is clearly a much quicker way of working. That would be pose to pose animation.
While straight ahead will give you a more natural feeling to the animation, pose to pose can be a bit noticeable. Animations tend to pop, and then sit, and then pop, and then sit. This can make the animation a bit limiting. What if you could use the pose to pose method, but still get a more natural feel to the animation?
This is what Senior Animator Paul Creamer, and some fellow animators were discussing one time. Here Paul offers a demonstration showing how to go from pose to pose animation, to a polished, more natural feeling animation.