Monday, May 16, 2011

Cats in Space

Alternate title: How to Animate Without Actually Doing Anything

So here's some crappy (but maybe-sorta-polished looking?) animation I did for Fran's class. It's was an exquisite corpse project, where we had to transition into the next student's piece of animation. For me, it was just an exercise in puppet tool induced laziness, and learning how After Effect can make something that's essentially terrible look slightly less terrible.

Take the first space fight scene: there are only has 3 drawings of the astronaut and 4 of the cat. I'm pretty sure there are only like 18 drawings in the whole film. That's exactly the type of thing you shouldn't be proud of, but I totally am. I feel dirty.

Sound effect credz to the Laura Berg.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Producers Show Intro!

We got to animate a character jumping out of a box for the producers show opening. Here's my part, doctored up a little for the internet.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello everybody! You have probably seen it by now, but if not, please watch my fil-um:

Making this film (and any film in general) was an insanely brutal, soul devouring-but-hopefully-worthwhile endeavor.

At some future date (soon?) I intend to gather up all of the as much of my preproduction materials and try to map out the winding path this badboy took to completion. It's cool and all to see a final product, but I think it's much more fun if you get to see all the steps, experiments and failures it took to get to that point. I have a lot of those.

Now that I've finished, I get to do other stuff. I think my body is really sensitive to stimulants, so sometimes I like to drink a bunch of coffee, get all cracked out, and then go to figuredrawing. Today was one of those days. I took my laptop and did some digital painting, which is something I haven't really done before. Here's a selection:

(The numbers are the length of the pose in minutes)

 Anyway. Those were fun. I'll have some other stuff to post real soon so don't touch that dial.