Hey everyone! While it’s been quiet on this blog, I’ve been busy working on a music video for Cliff Hines’ song ‘Dresden’, which will be released in the coming weeks! Here are a few sneak previews of what to look forward to in this sad story– all told in slow-motion.
This is how I’ve tackled my film this year– completely in TVPaint! First, I’ll animate my roughs, using different colors for general cleanup. Then, I’ll make a silhouette on another layer, and using that as a stencil, create another layer with an overall gradient and a final layer with paint and eyes. Eeeek! Less than one week left! At least these are all done for the most part!
Oh hey, it’s APRIL! That means it’s time foooor some SCREENSHOTS!!! Yay 4th year film!!!
Got the whole thing animated in rough, working in TVPaint. The huge task for the next 22 days is painting all the frames and compositing all the everything together! Good luck to all my animator friends, let’s conquer our films!
I’m making a super-short short called Once Upon a Line… Getting used to TVPaint, liking it quite a lot!
Just another (“backstage”) WIP for the Wild Wagoner! Which is kinda due in 17 hours… I have only about one minute of animation left to do! HAAA! *goes crazy*
Epic side-project #2: 10-page comic book! Everything’s hand-inked and ink washed. (The lettering will be, too, when I get to it. I’m doing my speech bubbles blank on the original bristol, and will use animation cells for the lettering). The finished book will be on sale soon 🙂
This semester I’m working on animating a film to go along with The Wild Wagoner, a fiddle tune by mountain man Jilson Setters. This is a collaboration with the school of music, specifically for the American Anthology Project “Reeinvisioning America”. I decided to do a sort of caricatured biography on Jilson for my story… here are some screencaps of the film so far, which will be playing at CalArts around the 8th of December 🙂
I know I knowwww, I’m way behind on posts– well in my defense I’ve been cranking out colored scenes (approx. 4 a day, in which case I’ve got about 5 days left at this rate to complete the entire film!) So I decided to share some of these in screencap form of the near-finished product. Enjoy! And send some sleep my way, I could use it 😛
This is what a traditional animator does.
Over and over and over and over.
I just wanted give a feel of what it is to see your animated frames come to life when flipping/rolling them manually.
And I would not complain if someone found a way to give me a second left arm, so I could flip more than five pages at a time 😛
That’s all the preview you’re going to get for now on my film!! Hope you enjoy 😀