Sep 30, 2010

Rough Pencil Animation

Here's a short piece of rough animation I did a little while ago.I was inspired by a video I saw online which had Eric Goldberg talking about animating by hand, bringing life to a drawing on a piece of paper.I used a light table for my animation, scanned the drawings (14 in total) and brought everything together in After effects.It was fun to do. I hope to try a longer, more elaborate piece in the future.

Mar 22, 2010

Louis the Trumpet Playing Alligator

Here's my rendition of the jazz-playing Louis from Disney's "The Princess & The Frog"...
First sketch:Final color:

Feb 19, 2010

The Sacred Seven

I was fortunate to be able to complete some animation for a locally shot short film.

"The Sacred Seven is an inspiring story driven from one foster child's morals that far surpasses that of which has been afforded by her neglectful Foster Mother. Melissa grounds herself with the Seven Sacred Teachings taught by the late Elder Doris Campbell. Melissa realizes that her only safe haven from her home is by living her life in spiritual harmony."

After much planning and discussion, hand drawn animation seemed like the perfect fit for the film. Adobe After Effects was the best choice of a program to combine the live action footage with animation.
I was required to animate the seven characters individually as they came to "life" and proceeded to hop across the screen from their stationary state. A long time in the making, but it was all worth it to see the final product up on the big screen at the official premier earlier tonight.