Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Animation galore!

So, here's the project I was working on. There were a LOT of changes made since I last blogged about it. Most noticeably the switch from hand drawn to symbol animation. I'm not a fan of symbol animation, but we had to scrap it half way through and I ended up doing all the character animation myself in 5 days. Do I want a cookie? Sure.

So, my friend Fenia and I are planning to do a stop-motion piece this summer. I've been playing around with it, trying to get a good workflow, and used to the medium in general. This was my first attempt.

Note: Duct-taping the camera to the table does NOT keep it steady....

Funny story. Originally at the end something was going to fall on the coil and kill it (as seen in the next one). My camera decided not to take the last couple pictures and stopped right after the crawl. It didn't ruin it as a study, but it did take away all of the entertainment value. The camera stole my punchline!

I then ordered a tripod. Which Came today!

Here's my second stop-motion experiment. I was testing out a way to use props and remove them in post. It didn't work out that great because the focus was different from picture to picture. Gotta find a way around that.

Anyway, next time I'll probably show some CG animation.

Till then


RKarganilla said...

Wow, the animation came out great! huge props.

DB said...

Hi, I just got linked to your blog from my teachers about building an animation desk. But about your problem with the camera changing focus on your stop animation, switch to a manual focus setting on your camera. Then you dont have to worry about auto focus switching to your hand when you change something in the frame. Have fun!

myrrh said...

here's an invisible cookie! u've earned it!

Sephaiden said...

Oh snap man!
That animation turned out really awesome dude! O_o

Next time we meet... somebody's getting a cookie...